International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the first confirmed titles to screen at IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger – a weekend of screenings from October 14 to 16 at Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.
The winners of the Tiger, Big Screen and Ammodo Tiger Short competitions will screen, including EAMI by Paraguayan filmmaker Paz Encina which received the Tiger Award in February. Special Jury Award winners Excess Will Save Us by French filmmaker Morgane Dziurla-Petit will also screen along with the VPRO Big Screen Award winner Kung Fu Zohra by French filmmaker Mabrouk El Mechri.
Ammodo Tiger Short Award winners Becoming Male in the Middle Ages by Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques and Nosferasta: First Bite by American filmmakers Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil also feature in the lineup.
Festival Director, Vanja Kaludjercic: “It’s with great excitement that we finally welcome filmmakers and audiences to Rotterdam again and present the films from our IFFR 2022 competitions as they were intended: on the big screen in cinemas. We look forward to seeing you in October, which will be an excellent warm-up event as we continue to work towards IFFR 2023.”
The first confirmations follow the announcement that IFFR will conclude its 51st edition from 14 to 16 October 2022. The festival is inviting films and their makers to screen titles selected for IFFR 2022; those could not be presented to audiences during the regular festival dates earlier this year – 26 January to 6 February 2022 – due to Covid-19 restrictions in the Netherlands. The full programme and guests attending will be announced mid-September.