Today’s announcement out of Rotterdam is all about the shorts. 23 of them will be competing for the three equal Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films (the full list’s below), while 186 short and medium length films will be screening in the Spectrum Shorts program, which includes “a tribute to Finnish filmmaker and visual artist Mika Taanila, the Mind the Gap program of audiovisual live performances…, and two programs of recent short films from the Middle East.”
The Spectrum Shorts lineup is still in the works, but the IFFR is teasing a few names: Nathaniel Dorsky, Michael Robinson, Marina Abramovic, Hito Steyrl, Johan Grimonprez, Michael Almereyda, and Ben Rivers, among others.
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2013
Though I Know the River Is Dry, Omar Robert Hamilton, United Kingdom/Palestine, 2013, 20′.
Atropa, Peter-Conrad Beyer, Germany, 2013, 24′.
Immortelle, David Verbeek, Taiwan/Netherlands, 2013, 17′.
Letter, Sergei Loznitsa, Russia, 2013, 20′.
Kuuden päivän juoksu (Six Day Run), Mika Taanila, Finland, 2013, 15′.
Tokyo Giants, Nicolas Provost, Belgium, 2013, 23′.
Fikon (Figs), Tony Cederteg, Sweden, 2013, 5′.
Nummer veertien, home (Number Fourteen, Home), Guido van der Werve, Netherlands, 2012, 54′.
Da Vinci, Yuri Ancarani, Italy, 2012, 25′.
Dentro (Inside), Emiliano Rocha Minter, Mexico, 2012, 15′.
Eris, Claire Hooper, United Kingdom, 2012, 36′.
The Tiger’s Mind, Beatrice Gibson, United Kingdom, 2012, 20′.
Greystone, Kerry Tribe, USA, 2012, 29′.
Agit (The Lament), Aydin Ketenag, Turkey, 2012, 30′.
Insight, Sebastian Dias Morales, Netherlands/Argentina, 2012, 12′.
By Pain and Rhyme and Arabesques of Foraging, David Gatten, USA, 8′.
Continuity, Omer Fast, Germany, 2012, 41′.
Mae (The Mother), Pimpaka Towira, Thailand, 2012, 15′.
Not premieres, but still:
Die Arbeiterinnen verlassen die Fabrik (Workers Leaving the Factory (Again)), Katharina Gruzei, Austria, 2012, 11′.
Unsupported Transit, Zachary Formwalt, Netherlands, 2011, 15′.
Secretion, Willie Doherty, Ireland, 2012, 20′.
Museum of Imagination, Amit Dutta, India, 2012, 20′.
Janus, Erik van Lieshout, Netherlands, 2012, 51′.
The jury for the Competition: Joost Rekveld, maker of “abstract films and kinetic installations,” Turner Prize nominee Phil Collins, and curator Solange Farkas. The 42nd edition of the IFFR runs from January 23 through February 3.