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International Film Festival Rotterdam

Combining within its organisation the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Hubert Bals Fund and co-production market CineMart, IFFR offers a launching pad and supportive platform for innovative and talented independent filmmakers.


IFFR 2015 Awards Announced at Fest closing



Hivos Tiger Awards, Fipresci Award, Big Screen Award, KNF Award, NETPAC Award, MovieZone IFFR Award handed out to 8 different filmmakers from across the world

Hosted by Festival director Rutger Wolfson, the IFFR 2015 Awards Ceremony was held this evening at IFFR’s main venue de Doelen. The three winners of the Hivos Tiger Award Competition prize were LA OBRA DEL SIGLO by Carlos M. Quintela, VANISHING POINT by Jakrawal Nilthamrong and VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES) by Juan Daniel F. Molero. Each was awarded a cash prize of €15,000. The FIPRESCI Award went to Isabelle Tollenaere for BATTLES. The Big Screen Award of €10,000 went to SECOND COMING by Debbie Tucker. The cash prize will go towards the costs of distribution in Benelux. The KNF Award went to Michael Noer for KEY HOUSE MIRROR. The NETPAC Award for the best Asian feature film screening in Official Selection went to POET ON A BUSINESS TRIP by Ju Anqi. The MovieZone IFFR Award chosen by the young people's MovieZone jury from EYE went to James Napier Robertson for THE DARK HORSE

On announcing the awards Wolfson commented “There were so many intriguing, thought provoking, passionate films in our selection this year. We hoped and expected much healthy discussion around the line-up and we weren’t disappointed. Congratulations to the winners and just as importantly congratulations to all films in our Official Selection this year. We are proud to boast you were part IFFR 2015.”On Friday 30 January 2015, the three winners of the Hivos Tiger Awards have been announced. But more awards were handed out: the MovieZone Award, The Big Screen Award, NETPAC Award, FIPRESCI Award and KNF Award. A big hooray for everyone!

Hivos Tiger Awards 

Thirteen first or second films by talented filmmakers from around the globe competed in the 2015 Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. Both Hivos and IFFR aim to give young filmmakers a voice. To inspire us; to push boundaries. Their work has the potential to break open societies, so thoughts and creativity can flow more freely. The Hivos Tiger Awards give them the recognition they deserve. Each Hivos Tiger Awards comes with prizes of €15.000.

The Big Screen Award

IFFR introduced a new competition in 2013: The Big Screen Award Competition, aimed at supporting the distribution of films in Dutch cinemas. Ten very recent films with no Benelux distributor confirmed were nominated for this prize. IFFR will connect a prize of €10.000 to the award. The money is for the distributor to support the costs of publicity for the releases of the winning film in cinemas in the Netherlands. 


The NETPAC Jury (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) awards the best Asian film in the IFFR 2015 official selection. 


The Jury of the International Association of Film Critics FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) awards the best film among the 25 world premieres in Bright Future Premieres 2015. 

KNF Award

For the KNF Award, The Dutch Circle of Film Critics (KNF) Jury chose the winner out of the ten films in The Big Screen Award Competition 2015.

MovieZone Award

MovieZone Jury gives young people the opportunity to fully experience a film festival and present their opinions on film. The winning film has a chance to become part of an EYE educational film programme. 

Overige awards
IFFR previously announced winners of the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films, as well as three CineMartawards. On Saturday 31 January the festival audience favorites will be awarded the IFFR Audience Award for best festival film and the Dioraphte Award for best Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.


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