Awards for 2016

Tiger Award

WINNER

Radio Dreams: Babak Jalali, Marjaneh Moghimi
"For its subtle and humorous reflection on displacement and alienation of a group of misfits in a foreign culture."

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Tiger Award - Special Mention

WINNER

The Last Land: Pablo Lamar
"For exceptional artistic achievement for sound design."

Tiger Award for Short Film

WINNERS

Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD: Mark Leckey
"A kaleidoscopic sifting through decades of British media culture, as embedded in the detritus of VHS tape and television specials. The mood oscillates between joy and paranoia, escalating through the leftovers of cold war politics, giving us autobiography for a media overload age."

Engram of Returning: Daïchi Saïto
"Fragments of memory emerge from the darkness, as we are immersed hypnotically into a world of pure cinema. A celluloid dream driven by the furious soundtrack, reaching a climax of flickering breathlessness - for the filmmaker and the audience."

False Start: Yto Barrada
"A beautifully economic combination of film form and wordless gestures. The subterranean worlds of archeology and tourism are processed through repeated labor, for the discovery, and sometimes questionable invention, of heritage."

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Audience Award

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Dioraphte Award

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KNF Award

WINNER

De waarneming: Frank Scheffer
"This year we reflected on Dutch productions and co-productions through fifteen films of great variety: from the wordless mourning in the jungle of La última tierra, to the stream of digital misinformation of The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda). We saw a Dutch stranger integrating in Scotland and a geography student struggling to survive in Norway. We saw other people struggling with their music, with their hearts, their consciousness and with their words. Some of these struggles were captured in striking, innovative and artistic manners that pleased the jury greatly. But there was one film that captured an on-going struggle like no other, a struggle not necessarily with the bigger meaning of art, but with the universal power of images themselves. What makes this film so great is that it is a work of art in its own right: a beautiful portrait about the pursuit of beauty."

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FIPRESCI Prize

WINNER

Bodkin Ras: Kaweh Modiri
"Bodkin Ras, by writer-director Kaweh Modiri, throws an actor - portraying a mysterious foreigner - into the real environment of a small Scottish town. This fascinating hybrid of documentary and fiction is filled with unforgettable characters, a strong sense of place and an urgency that turns the experiment into a thrilling and humanistic film."

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Netpac Award

WINNER

The Plague at the Karatas Village: Adilkhan Yerzhanov
"A film that is highly original in its cinematic form, while treating topics that are specific to the director's country but universal at the same time. A story of corruption, the abuse of power and inertia are given an absurdist, Brechtian treatment. The director creates a totally unique universe, somewhere between Ionesco, Kafka and David Lynch."

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MovieZone Award

WINNER

Land of Mine: Martin Zandvliet
"A nerve-racking film which will keep you in its grip from beginning to end. While living in constant fear of death, small acts of tenderness and humanity steers the film into an emotional direction. The cast's small but intense acting will leave you watching with a lump in your throat."

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Tiger Award for Short Film - Special Mention

WINNER

The Park: Randa Maroufi
"Finding a new way to talk about the ecosystem of mediated social media, through the lives of young Moroccans in a self-generated moment of public lives. A technical achievement that freezes time and then invites audiences to read emotions into stillness."

Big Screen Award

WINNER

Les ogres: Léa Fehner
"The film showed us a very dynamic interaction between the remarkable characters, they interacted very passionately and very pure, as if they had no boundaries; with all its mostly humorous consequences. The film almost invites and warns you at the same time to really feel and to live full of passion. The film makes a very powerful appearance and it kept us intrigued until the end. We enjoyed its energetic filmic qualities and joyful music. The film is an ode to theatre and to its people who seem to belong nowhere else."

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Lions Film Award

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Prix Rotterdam (EFA European Short Film)

WINNER

Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer: Keina Espiñeira
"A state of limbo surrounded by uncertainties of borders, legality, and time. A participatory, collaborative script travels between bleached sea and golden forest, merging mythical fragments, colonial memories, and migration realities."

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