Awards 2013

An overview of the awards that were handed out during the 42nd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam, which took place from 23 January until 3 February 2013.

Hivos Tiger Awards Competition

In the prestigious Hivos Tiger Awards Competition it's not about the well-known names, but about upcoming talent who get a chance to shine on the world stage. Read more.

The winners

The jury

      • Fatemeh Motamedarya
      • Sergei Loznitsa
      • Kees Hin
      • José Luis Cienfuegos
      • Ai Weiwei

The nominees

  • 36, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand
  • Silent Ones, Ricky Rijneke, Netherlands/Hungary
  • Chunmeng (Longing for the Rain), Yang Lina, Hong Kong
  • Dummy Jim, Matt Hulse, United Kingdom
  • Eles voltam (They'll Come Back), Marcelo Lordello, Brazil
  • Gozetleme Kulesi (Watchtower), Pelin Esmer, Turkey
  • Halley, Sebastián Hofmann, Mexico
  • It Felt Like Love, Eliza Hittman, USA
  • Larzanandeye charbi (Fat Shaker), Mohammad Shirvani, Iran
  • Môj pes Killer (My Dog Killer), Mira Fornay, Slovakia/Czech Republic
  • Noche (Night), Leonardo Brzezicki, Argentina
  • Penumbra, Eduardo Villanueva Jiménez, Mexico
  • Sao karaoke (Karaoke Girl), Visra Vichit Vadakan, Thailand
  • Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane), Daniel Hoesl, Austria
  • Su Re (The King), Giovanni Columbu, Italy
  • De wederopstanding van een klootzak (The Resurrection of a Bastard), Guido van Driel, Netherlands

Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

Short films play a prominent role throughout the festival programme and you'll find them popping up everywhere. Read more.

The winners

          • Janus by Erik van Lieshout (Netherlands)
          • The Tiger's Mind by Beatrice Gibson (United Kingdom)
          • Unsupported Transit by Zachary Formwalt (Netherlands)

IFFR Audience Award

The Audience Award is given to the filmmaker of the film in the official selection with the highest average vote in the audience poll. Read more.

The winner

Matterhorn by Diederik Ebbinge

Dioraphte Award

The tradition started in 2008: the Dioraphte Award, a prize consisting of €10.000, is conferred upon one of the films supported by IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund and screening at the festival. Read more.

The winner

Wadjda by Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia, Germany)

The Big Screen Award

The Big Screen Award Competition aims at supporting the distribution of films in Dutch cinemas. Nominated for the award are ten very recent films with no Benelux distributor confirmed at time of invitation, and an audience jury comprised of experienced and passionate film enthusiasts will choose its winner. Read more.

The winner

Bellas mariposas by Salvatore Mereu (Italy)

The nominees

          • Mater Dolorosa, Adolfo B. Alix Jr., Philippines
          • Matei copil miner (Matei Child Miner), Alexandra Gulea, Romania/Germany/France
          • Bellas mariposas (Pretty Butterflies), Salvatore Mereu, Italy
          • Odayaka na nichijo (Odayaka), Uchida Nobuteru, Japan/US
          • Soegija, Garin Nugroho, Indonesia
          • Northwest, Michael Noer, Denmark
          • Diego Star, Frédérick Pelletier, Canada/Belgium
          • Il futuro (The Future), Alicia Scherson, Chili/Germany/Italy/Spain
          • Du zhan (Drug War), Johnnie To, Hong Kong
          • How to Describe a Cloud, David Verbeek, Netherlands

The MovieZone Award is chosen from the feature film section by the young people's MovieZone jury from EYE. Read more.

The winner

Les chevaux de Dieu van Nabil Ayouch

Lions Film Award

The Lions Film Award, worth €20.000, is awarded every year during IFFR to a promising filmmaker whose film has been supported by IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund for its post-production, and shows clear involvement in societal and political issues. Read more.

The winner

Penumbra van Eduardo Villanueva


De FIPRESCI Award wordt door de jury van de Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI) uitgereikt aan de regisseur van de beste film uit de hoofdsectie Bright Future. 

The winnaar

The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser van Alberto Gracia (Spanje)


The NETPAC Award is awarded to the best Asian feature film by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. Read more.

The winner

What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (Yang tidak dibicarakan ketika membicarakan cinta)  van Mouly Surya (Indonesië)

KNF Award

The KNF Award is given to the best feature film in The Big Screen Award Competition that is yet to find distribution within the Netherlands. Read more.

The winner

Il futuro van Alicia Scherson (Chili/Duitsland/Italië/Spanje)

Arte International Prize

The ARTE International Prize (€7.000) is an award given to the producer of the best CineMart project, to support its financial development. Read more.

The winner

The Lobster van Yorgos Lanthimos (Verenigd Koninkrijk)

Eurimages Award

The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award is an annual award and a prize of €20.000 given to one of the selected CineMart projects that is, or will be an European co-production. Read more.

The winner

Jätten (The Giant) van Johannes Nyholm