Awards 2015

An overview of the awards that were handed out during the 44th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam, which took place from 21 January until 1 February 2015.

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

La obra del siglo by Carlos M. Quintela
Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) by Juan Daniel F. Molero
Vanishing Point by Jakrawal Nilthamrong

The jury

  • Rolf de Heer
  • Maja Miloš
  • José María Prado Garcia
  • Ichiyama Shozo
  • Johanna ter Steege

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

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

The Dark Horse by James Napier Robertson

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

Los hongos by Oscar Ruiz Navia 

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

Second Coming by Debbie Tucker Green

The nominees

  • I Swear I'll Leave This Town, Danial Aragão, Brazil – Bright Future
  • The Lesson, Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Bulgaria/Greece – Bright Future
  • Magical Girl, Carlos Vermut, Spain – Bright Future
  • A Matter of Interpretation, Lee Kwang-Kuk, South Korea – Bright Future
  • The Move, Marat Sarulu, Kyrgyzstan - Spectrum
  • Second Coming, Debbie Tucker Green, United Kingdom – Bright Future
  • Jauja, Lisandro Alonso, Argentina/USA/Netherlands/France/Mexico/Denmark/Germany/ Brazil - Spectrum
  • Key House Mirror, Michael Noer, Denmark - Spectrum
  • Undulant Fever, Ando Hiroshi, Japan - Spectrum
  • Das Zimmermädchen Lynn, Ingo Haeb, Germany – Spectrum

The jury

  • Judith Blankenberg
  • Liesbeth Huijer
  • Pepijn van Litsenburg
  • Florine van Rees
  • Tim de Winkel

MovieZone Award

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

The winner

The Dark Horse by James Napier Robertson. 

The jury

  • Maarten van der Poel, 17 jaar
  • Soesja Smolders, 17 jaar
  • Dirk Berger, 16 jaar
  • Job Beima, 16 jaar
  • Sherazade Fritze, 20 jaar

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

La Obra del Siglo by Carlos M. Quintela

FIPRESCI Award

The FIPRESCI Award is given to the filmmaker of the best film of all the world premieres in Bright Future by the jury of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI). Read more.

The winner

Battles by Isabelle Tollenaere

The nominees

The jury

  • Carolin Weidner (Germany) (Die Tageszeitung)
  • Anita Piotrowska (Poland)(Tygodnik Powszechny)
  • Roger Koza (Argentina)(La Voz del Interior)
  • Tara Judah (Australia)(Desist Film)
  • Jan Pieter Ekker (The Netherlands)(Het Parool)

NETPAC Award

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

Poet on a Business Trip by Ju Anqi (China)

The nominees

The jury

  • Zakir Hossain Raju
  • Zhang Yaxuan
  • Zhang Wenjie

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

Key House Mirror by Michael Noer

The jury

  • Nico van den Berg
  • Sven Gerrets
  • Sasja Koetsier
  • Maarten van der Meer
  • Jim Pedd

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

Luxembourg by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

The jury

  • Annamaria Lodato (ARTE France Cinema)
  • Dorien van de Pas (Netherlands Film Fund) 
  • Gabor Greiner (Films Boutique)

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

Tonic Immobilty by Nathalie Teirlinck

The jury

  • Annamaria Lodato (ARTE France Cinema)
  • Dorien van de Pas (Netherlands Film Fund) 
  • Gabor Greiner (Films Boutique)

Wouter Barendrecht Award

CineMart has added a new award to its line-up. The inaugural award is named after former head of CineMart Wouter Barendrecht, who passed away in 2009. Read more.

The winner

Santa y Delfín by Carlos Lechuga