Monday 26 September 2022

IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger (14–16/10/22)

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced the full programme for its return to cinemas from October 14 to 16. Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster will host screenings of films selected for the festival's three competitions, which were previously only made available to press and industry online from 26 January to 6 February. Filmmakers and special guests will be in attendance to introduce their work and take part in Q&A sessions at the event. Ticket sales begin on 28 September for Tiger Members and 29 September for the general public. 
Festival director Vanja Kaludjercic: "We’re extending a warm welcome to our 2022 edition competition filmmakers to join us in Rotterdam, where they’ll introduce their remarkable work to audiences and press alike. Reuniting with attending filmmakers, including names like Mabrouk El Mechri, Morgane Dziurla-Petit and Yamasaki Juichiro, will be a very special moment, and we hope you can join us for this festive weekend."

Tiger Competition
IFFR’s flagship Tiger Competition is the festival’s platform for emerging film talent. 13 titles will screen over the weekend from the 2022 selection, including EAMI by Paraguayan filmmaker Paz Encina which received the Tiger Award in February. Special Jury Award winner Excess Will Save Us also screens, with its maker Morgane Dziurla-Petit in attendance, alongside a number of others including Indian director of The Cloud Messenger, Rahat Mahajan, and Australian director of The Plains, David Easteal. 

Big Screen Competition 
The Big Screen Competition offers a wide-ranging selection, bridging the gap between popular, classic and arthouse cinema. Eight titles from the IFFR 2022 selection will screen. An audience jury granted the VPRO Big Screen Award to Kung Fu Zohra by Mabrouk El Mechri, who will be present in Rotterdam. Romanian director Anca Damian of The Island, and Polish-Dutch director Urszula Antoniak of Splendid Isolation, are also amongst the attending filmmakers from the Big Screen Competition selection.
Ammodo Tiger Short Competition
14 short films will screen from the 2022 Ammodo Tiger Short Competition. Taiwanese artist Hsu Che-yu will present The Making of Crime Scenes, with other attending filmmakers including the Colombian Juanita Onzaga of Tomorrow Is a Water Palace and the Portuguese Leonor Noivo of Dawn.

Source/image: IFFR