First lineup for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

31 August 2022

Film still: EAMI

Our tiger is set for its big screen comeback and we’re thrilled to share the first lineup announcement. The 2022 edition competition winners are the first confirmations for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger – a weekend of screenings from October 14 to 16 at Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.

Tiger Competition

We’re delighted to screen the winner of our flagship Tiger Competition for 2022: the magic-realist EAMI by Paraguayan filmmaker Paz Encina. Steeped with indigenous Ayoreo-Totobiegosode mythology, young protagonist Eami wanders the Paraguayan rainforest, as her community is forced out by deforestation.

Also confirmed is Special Jury Award winner Excess Will Save Us, a playfully unfolding narrative on family ties by French filmmaker Morgane Dziurla-Petit. 

Big Screen Competition

The 2022 VPRO Big Screen Award went to Kung Fu Zohra by French filmmaker Mabrouk El Mechri who cleverly applies kung fu conventions to deal with domestic violence. An expert audience jury chose the winner for this competition which aims to bridge the gap between popular, classic and art house cinema.

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

Ammodo Tiger Short Award winners Becoming Male in the Middle Ages, an intimate tale of queer sexuality by Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques, and the vampire take on colonialism Nosferasta: First Bite by American filmmakers Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil also feature in the lineup. 

The full programme and guests attending will be announced mid-September.

Read all of our IFFR 2022 award winners


IFFR returns to cinemas in October

We’re back! IFFR 2022 competition titles will screen in Rotterdam from 14 to 16 October.