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It Felt Like Love

The International Film Festival Rotterdam announced the sixteen nominees and the jury of the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. The three winners of the Hivos Tiger Awards will be chosen by a jury of five, among them artist Ai Weiwei.

The winning films will be selected by Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamedarya – who has been banned from acting in film, theatre and television for the past two years, by Russian screenwriter and filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (The Revue, My Joy), Dutch director Kees Hin (Shadowland) and artistic director of the Seville European Film Festival José Luis Cienfuegos. Chinese visual artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei (Fairytale, One Recluse) will not be able to attend the festival and will join the jury from his home in Beijing. 

The nominees 


36, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand, European premiere
Silent Ones, Ricky Rijneke, Netherlands/Hungary, World premiere
Chunmeng (Longing for the Rain), Yang Lina, Hong Kong, World premiere
Dummy Jim, Matt Hulse, United Kingdom, World premiere
Eles voltam (They’ll Come Back), Marcelo Lordello, Brazil, International premiere
Gozetleme Kulesi (Watchtower), Pelin Esmer, Turkey, European premiere
Halley, Sebastián Hofmann, Mexico, European premiere
It Felt Like Love, Eliza Hittman, USA, International premiere
Larzanandeye charbi (Fat Shaker), Mohammad Shirvani, Iran, European premiere
Môj pes Killer (My Dog Killer), Mira Fornay, Slovakia/Czech Republic, World premiere
Noche (Night), Leonardo Brzezicki, Argentina, World premiere
Penumbra, Eduardo Villanueva Jiménez, Mexico, World premiere
Sao karaoke (Karaoke Girl), Visra Vichit Vadakan, Thailand, World premiere
Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane), Daniel Hoesl, Austria, European premiere
Su Re (The King), Giovanni Columbu, Italy, International premiere
De wederopstanding van een klootzak (The Resurrection of a Bastard), Guido van Driel, Netherlands, World premiere

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