press release

International Film Festival Rotterdam

As a central part of International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR Short Film is a unique showcase of artists’ moving image and experimental film for works under 60 minutes. Shown on a variety of formats from 3D to 35mm film, it is a celebration of all forms of film and video.

The 2017 edition of IFFR Short Film presents 23 films in the Tiger Competition for Short Films, now in its 12th year, including new works by Laure Prouvost, Rosa Barba, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Basim Magdy, Simon Fujiwara, Gao Yuan, Cécile B. Evans, Laura Kraning, Manuela de Laborde, Esther Urlus, Serge Onnen, Lois Patiño, Su Hui-yu, Makino Takashi, Sebastian Diaz Morales and a 3D film by Omer Fast. Three award winners will be selected by a jury of three, comprising Finnish artist Salla Tykkä, Dutch scholar Patricia Pisters and Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator of International Art (Film) at Tate.

IFFR Short Film will also present two Short Profiles: a tribute to Taiwanese artist Su Hui-yu and a retrospective on Dutch artist Joost Rekveld. He will present his new film and installation, and with a performance he will be part of sound//vision—a four-night programme at club WORM in Rotterdam featuring live A/V performances. Turkish artist belit sağ and American filmmaker Jesse McLean will give presentations on their work.

Other highlights include new works by Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Phil Collins, eteam, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Anicka Yi, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Ismaïl Bahri, Rawane Nassif, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Frank Heath, Steve Reinke, Katarina Zdjelar and Laida Lertxundi. Outside of the curated short film programmes, ten mid-length films of 40–65 minutes will be presented as solo screenings.

View the full 2017 IFFR Short Film programme here.

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)—one of the Netherlands’ largest cultural events and one of the biggest audience-oriented film festivals in the world—will take place from Wednesday, January 25– Sunday, February 5, 2017. Featuring the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances and talk shows. Rotterdam will be the exciting capital of cinema for 12 days. De Doelen are the festival’s nerve centre and meeting place. The venue will host live performances, debates and Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors; every evening of screening will conclude with a spectacular party at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg.