Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam Reveals Short Tiger Winners

Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam Reveals Short Tiger Winners

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Winners are from UK, Finland/Romania and Chile/Poland/Denmark

Tonight in Rotterdam, the festival awarded its three equal Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films to:

The Chimera of M. by Sebastian Buerkner (UK)

Giant by Salla Tykka (Finland/Romania)

La isla by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark)

The winning filmmakers each receive a cash prize of [euro]3,000, and a Canon video camera.

The Chimera of M. was also nominated to compete in the short film category of the annual European Film Awards (EFA).

There were 24 films in competition, and the jury was comprised of Mati Diop, Bart Rutten and Mika Taanila.

The jury said in a statement: "We were not necessarily looking for craftsmanship in the way the shorts were executed, but rather at the approach taken by the maker towards the story or subject matter, and the ambition to celebrate the power of the cinema in personal, thorough or witty ways. And most importantly, in an uncompromised way. …

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