The Short Film jury at IFFR 2018 consists of Mieke Gerritzen, Jim Chuchu and Ying Liang.
Mieke GERRITZEN (1962, Amsterdam) studied audio-visual media at the Rietveld Academy, and has won many design prizes since her graduation in 1987. In 2000 she founded her own design practice NL.Design.
The Kenyan Jim CHUCHU (1982) is photographer, filmmaker, musician and video artist. He is co-founder and creative director of The NEST, a multidisciplinary art space in Nairobi. His first short film, Homecoming (2013), is part of African Metropolis, a compilation programme consisting of short films on six African cities.
YING Liang (1977, China) graduated from the Department of Directing at the Chongqing Film Academy and Beijing Normal University. He made several successful short films before directing his first feature, Taking Father Home (2005). In 2006, he made The Other Half, which was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund of IFFR. In 2010, his short film Condolences won a Tiger Award for Short Films in Rotterdam. When Night Falls (2012) won prizes for best directing and best leading actress in Locarno.
The winners of the three Ammodo Tiger Short Awards – each of whom will receive a cash prize of €5,000 – will be announced on Sunday 28 January in KINO.
Short Film at IFFR 2018
As a central part of the festival, IFFR Short Film is a unique showcase of artists’ moving image and experimental film for works under 60 minutes.Read all about the Short Film programme
Photo in header: Jim Chuchu, Ying Liang and Mieke Gerritzen