Tiger Competition

IFFR’s befaamde competitie eert het innovatieve en avontuurlijke karakter van jonge, veelbelovende filmmakers van over de hele wereld.

Van de maximaal 16 genomineerde regisseurs gaat er aan het eind van het festival één met een Tiger Award én een geldbedrag van €40.000 naar huis. Daarnaast zullen twee speciale juryprijzen, elk ter waarde van €10.000, worden uitgereikt aan een buitengewone artistieke prestatie binnen de competitie. Even belangrijk als dit geldbedrag is de internationale erkenning en belangstelling die een Tiger Competition-nominatie met zich meebrengt. Tiger Awards vormen voor veel filmmakers dat onontbeerlijke steuntje in de rug: niet zelden trekken ze bijvoorbeeld financiers over de streep om een volgend project mogelijk te maken.

Jury 2024

Marco Müller

Marco MÜLLER is a film critic and historian, producer and festival leader. He is currently director of the Film Art Research Centre and Professor Emeritus at Shanghai University. He was director of Ombre elettriche (Electric Shadows) festival in Turin (1981) and subsequently director of the film festivals in Pesaro (1982–1989), Rotterdam (1989–1991), Locarno (1992–2000), Venice (2004–2011) and Rome (2012–2014). He was head programmer of Beijing and Fuzhou Silk Road IFF (2015), initiator and director of Macao IFFA (2016), co-initiator and director of the Pingyao IFF (2017–2020), director of the Hainan IFF (2022), initiator and director of the Macao Festival of Young Cinema (2023). He was a former director of the Hubert Bals Fund (1990–1991), the Montecinemaverità Film Fund (1993–2000, Switzerland) and the South/East Cinema Fund (2000–2004, Italy). He has produced or co-produced 11 features that include award-winning films (Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and top-tier honours in Cannes, Venice and other major festivals). He has been a regular contributor to European daily newspapers and film-magazines and has written or edited over twenty books on Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Soviet cinema, Indian and Asian cinema.

Ena Sendijarević

Bosnian-Dutch writer, director and producer Ena SENDIJAREVIĆ stood out internationally with her idiosyncratic feature debut Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019), which was selected for ACID Cannes and won the Special Jury Prize at International Film Festival Rotterdam. She previously attracted attention with her short Import (2016), which world premiered in Cannes' Directors Fortnight and was the Dutch entry for the Oscars. Her second feature film, Sweet Dreams (2023), premiered in Locarno's main competition and won the Pardo for best performance. Sweet Dreams is the Dutch submission to the Oscars 2024. In 2020, Ena co-founded the Netherlands based independent production company Aventura.

Herman Yau

Dr Herman YAU has participated in more than 100 film productions. He developed much of his passion for film during his undergraduate days at the then Hong Kong Baptist College. He started off in journalism, but then switched to film in year two. Works directed by him include Ebola Syndrome (1996), On The Edge (2001), Ip Man – The Final Fight (2013), Sara (2014), Whispers and Moans (2007). His 2001 film, From The Queen To The Chief Executive, was shown in the Panorama section of the 51st Berlin Film Festival. In 2007, he was given a special tribute at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, as well as the Director in Focus at the 31st Hong Kong International Film Festival. Away from the film set, Herman is also a prolific writer and has published several books, as he sees writing as another way to tell his stories and settle his mind. He completed his master’s in cultural studies in 2008, followed by a PhD in cultural studies in 2015 from Hong Kong Lingnan University. In 2019, Herman was granted the Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the Lingnan University, and in 2020, the Hong Kong Baptist University awarded him an Honorary University Fellowship.

Billy Woodberry

Billy WOODBERRY is one of the founders of the L.A. rebellion film movement. His first feature film Bless Their Little Hearts (1983) is a pioneer and essential work of this movement, influenced by Italian neorealism and the work of Third Cinema filmmakers. The film was awarded with the OCIC and Interfilm awards at the Berlinale and was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2013. His feature film And when I die, I won’t stay dead (2015) about the Beat poet Bob Kaufmann was the opening-film of MoMA’s Doc Fortnight in 2016. His work has also been screened at the Harvard Film Archive, Camera Austria Symposium, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou. Woodberry has appeared in Charles Burnett’s When it Rains (1995) and provided narration for Thom Andersen’s Red Hollywood (1996) and James Benning’s Four Corners (1998). Since 1989 Billy Woodberry has been a faculty member of the School of Film/​Video and the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts. Woodberry’s latest feature film Mário has its world premiere in the IFFR 2024 Limelight programme. 

Nadia Turincev
Nadia Turincev, born in Moscow in 1970, grew up in Paris and studied cultural anthropology at Paris X-Nanterre University. At 16, she began her film career as a trainee on Nikita Mikhalkov's Oci Ciornie"and later worked in various roles, including set interpreter, then at various positions in several European bodies such as ACE-European Film Studio, Europa Cinemas, the European Producers Club and the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. As a member of Cannes' Directors Fortnight selection committee and Moscow IFF's artistic director, she co-founded Rouge International with Julie Gayet in July 2007, producing titles including Raw (2016), the Oscar-nominated The Insult (2017) and Faces Places (2017). In May 2019, she founded Paris-based production company Easy Riders Films with Omar El Kadi.

Marco Müller

Ena Sendijarević

Herman Yau

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Nadia Turincev

Winnaars per editie

Rei van Tanaka Toshihiko
Special Jury Award: Flathead van Jaydon Martin
Special Jury Award: Kiss Wagon van Midhun Murali

Le spectre de Boko Haram 
van Cyrielle Raingou
Special Jury Award: Munnel van Visakesa Chandrasekaram
Special Jury Award: New Strains van Artemis Shaw, Prashanth Kamalakanthan

EAMI van Paz Encina
Special Jury Award: Excess Will Save Us van Morgane Dziurla-Petit
Special Jury Award: To Love Again van Gao Linyang

Pebbles van Vinothraj P.S.
Special Jury Award: I Comete – A Corsican Summer van Pascal Tagnati
Special Jury Award: Looking for Venera van Norika Sefa

The Cloud in Her Room van Zheng Lu Xinyuan
Special Jury Award: Beasts Clawing at Straws van Kim Yonghoon

van Zhu Shengze
Special Jury Award: Take Me Somewhere Nice van Ena Sendijarević

The Widowed Witch
 van Cai Chengjie
Special Jury Award: het scenario van The Reports on Sarah and Saleem, geschreven door Rami Alayan

Sexy Durga 
van Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Special Jury Award: Rey van Niles Atallah

Radio Dreams
 van Babak Jalali
Special Jury Award: La última tierra van Pablo Lamar, voor een uitzonderlijke artistieke prestatie op het gebied van sound design

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

Anatomy of a Paper Clip
 van Ikeda Akira
Han Gong-Ju van Lee Su-Jin
Something Must Break van Ester Martin Bergsmark

Fat Shaker 
van Mohammad Shirvani (Iran)
My Dog Killer van Mira Fornay (Slowakije, Tsjechië)
Soldate Jeannette van Daniel Hoesl (Oostenrijk)

van Maja Miloš (Servië)
De jueves a domingo van Dominga Sotomayor (Chili/Nederland)
Egg and Stone van Huang Ji (China, 2012)

Tee-rak / Eternity
 van Sivaroj Kongsakul (Thailand)
Musan il-gy / The Journals of Musan van Park Jung-Bum (Zuid-Korea)
Finisterrae van Sergio Caballero (Spanje)

Mundane History
 van Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand)
Alamar van Pedro González-Rubio (Mexico)
Agua fría de mar van Paz Fábrega (Costa Rica)

Be Calm and Count to Seven van Ramtin Ravafipour (Iran)
Breathless van Yang Ik-June (Zuid-Korea)
Wrong Rosary van Mahmut Fazil Coskun (Turkije)

Flower in the Pocket van Liew Seng Tat (Maleisië)
Go with Peace Jamil van Omar Shargawi (Denemarken)
Wonderful Town van Aditya Assarat (Thailand)

Love Conquers All van Tan Chui Mui (Maleisië)
Die Unerzogenen van Pia Marais (Duitsland)

Ex aequo:
AFR van Morten Hartz Kaplers (Denemarken)
Bog Of Beasts van Claudio Assis (Brazilië)

Old Joy
 van Kelly Reichardt (USA)
La Perrera van Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentinië/Canada/Spanje)
Walking On the Wild Side Han Jie (China/Frankrijk)

van Ilya Khrzhanovsky (Rusland)
El cielo gira van Mercedes Alvarez ( Spanje)
Nemmeno il destino van Daniele Gaglianone (Italië)

Speciale vermeldingen voor:
Bride of Silence van Doan Minh Phuong & Doan Thanh Nhgia (Vietnam/Duitsland)
Sanctuary van Ho Yuhang (Maleisië)

The Missing van Lee Kang-sheng (Taiwan)
Summer in the Golden Valley van Srdjan Vuletic (Bosnie-Herzegovina)
Unterwegs van Jan Krueger (Duitsland)

van Santiago Loza (Argentinië)
Jealousy Is My Middle Name van Park Chan-Ok (Zuid-Korea)
With Love. Lilya van Larisa Sadilova (Rusland)

Everyday God Kisses Us On The Mouth
 van Sinisa Dragin (Roemenië)
Tussenland van Eugenie Jansen (Nederland)
Wild Bees van Bohhdan Slama (Tjechië)

25 Watts 
van Juan Pablo Rebella en Pablo Stoll (Uruguay)
Bad Company van Furumaya Tomoyuki (Japan)
In den Tag hinein van Maria Speth (Duitsland)

Bye Bye Blue Bird
van Katrin Ottarsdottír (Denemarken)
Mundo grúa van Pablo Trapero (Argentinië)
Suzhou River van Lou Ye (China)

van Christopher Nolan (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
The Iron Heel of Oligarchy van Alexander Bashirov (Rusland)
Plus qu'hier, moins que demain van Laurent Achard (Frankrijk)

Die Siebtelbauern
van Stefan Ruzowitzky (Oostenrijk)
Giro di Lune tra terra e mare van Giuseppe Gaudino (Italië)
Knoflíkari van Petr Zelenka (Tsjechië)

The Day a Pig Fell into the Well van Hung Sang-Soo (Zuid-Korea)
Last Holiday van Amir Karakulov (Kazachstan)
Robinson in Space van Patrick Keiller (Verenigd Koninkrijk)

Erzi van Zhang Yuan (China)
Like Grains of Sand van Hasiguchi Ryosuke (Japan)
Small Faces van Gillies MacKinnon (Verenigd Koninkrijk)

Fuyu no kappa van Kazama Shiori (Japan)
Postman van He Jianjun (China)
Thalassa, Thalassa, Rückkehr zum Meer van Bogdan Dumitrescu (Roemenië/Duitsland)

IFFR 2024: Tiger Competition