International Film Festival Rotterdam
38th International Film Festival Rotterdam
21.01.2009 – 01.02.2009, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tiger Awards Competition for first or second feature films concurring for three equal top prizes of each 15,000 euro, includes world premieres, and some competing films may have been supported by Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund. The ards for Short Films (three prizes of € 3,000 each) are given to the directors of the three best short films in the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. Bright Future Bright Future is the platform for filmmakers of the future. Here, the festival presents the most important, idiosyncratic and adventurous new work by novice makers from all over the world. The section mainly consists of first or second films. Spectrum Spectrum comprises work by experienced film makers and artists who provide, in the opinion of the IFFR, an essential contribution to international film culture. Spectrum brings together highlights of the film year, new work by prominent auteurs and topical, strong and innovative films by accomplished filmmakers. Signals Signals is made up of a series of thematic film programmes, exhibitions or performances. Here the festival focuses on specific themes and oeuvres of striking filmmakers or visual artists. The programmes within Signals offer insight in topical as well as timeless ideas within cinema.