This year in IFFR's Tiger Competition for Short Films, films of up to 60 minutes in length will be presented to an international jury. The winners of the three Tiger Awards for Short Films – each of whom will receive a cash prize of €3,000 – will be announced on Sunday 29 January in KINO.
The Short Film jury at IFFR 2017 consists of:
As Senior Curator, International Art (Film) at Tate Modern in London, Andrea Lissoni is responsible for exhibitions, acquisitions and displays of film and moving image and sound works. Formerly, he was curator at HangarBicocca in Milan, co-founder of the independent artistic network Xing and co-director of the international festival Netmage in Bologna. He has lectured at Bocconi University in Milan since 2007 and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, also in Milan, since 2001. In 2012 he co-founded Vdrome, an online screening programme for artists and filmmakers, which he co-curates since then.
Patricia Pisters is professor of Media Studies (with a specialisation in film studies) at the University of Amsterdam. She is director of research of the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and one of the founding editors of the peer reviewed NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies and co-editor of the series Thinking | Media at Bloomsbury. Her research and teaching focuses on film-philosophy, in conjunction with neuroscience and on political implications of contemporary transnational screen culture and media ecologies. She also writes and lectures regularly about classic film authors and about Dutch film culture.
Salla Tykkä was born in 1973 in Finland. She is a visual artist who works with photography, video and film since 1996. Tykkä graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2003 and participated in the Venice Biennale in 2001. She has had solo exhibitions since 1997 and has also participated in numerous group shows in museums and public institutions. Tykkä's short films have been shown at international film festivals worldwide. Her short film Giant won the Canon Tiger Award for Short Films at IFFR in 2014.