Magazine article Screen International

Rivers, Russell, Benhaim Win IFFR Short Tigers

Magazine article Screen International

Rivers, Russell, Benhaim Win IFFR Short Tigers

Article excerpt

UK wins two of three Canon Tiger Awards at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR); Serbia-Germany short submitted to EFAs.

IIFR's Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films has named its three Canon Tiger Award winners as: Ben Rivers' Things (UK); Safia Benhaim's La Fievre (France); and Ben Russell's Greetings to the Ancestors (UK).

Each director wins [euro]3,000 and a Canon digital camera.

Rivers previously won a Short Tiger in 2008 with Ah!, Liberty.

Dane Komljen's Our Body, a Serbia-Germany production, is IFFR's nomination for the European Film Awards (EFAs) short film competition.

The short film jury comprised Beatrice Gibson, Xander Karskens and Koyo Yamashita.

The jury said of its winners:

Things "We chose this film, for its exquisite crafting and ambitious approach to the personal and the diarystic. …

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