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My Dog Killer (Môj pes Killer) by Mira Fornay, Soldier Jane (Soldate Jeannette) by Daniel Hoesl, and Fat Shaker (Larzanandeye charbi) by Mohammad Shirvani were announced as the three-way winners of the Hivos Tiger Awards at the 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The directors win a prize of €15.000.

My Dog Killer (Môj pes Killer) by Mira Fornay (Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2013). An unflinching study of a troubled teen in small-town Slovakia, the film was praised by its jury for ‘showing a very strong subject from the inside’

Soldier Jane (Soldate Jeannette) by Daniel Hoesl (Austria, 2012). A provocative portrait of two women from different ends of the social spectrum, Hoesl’s debut feature was commended for it ‘strong imagery and visual power.’

Fat Shaker (Larzanandeye charbi) by Mohammad Shirvani (Iran, 2013). Shirvani’s drama about a stern patriarch was, the jury stated, ‘a fascinating story with superb characters.’

What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (Indonesia, 2013) is the winner of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award 2013.

The other winners of 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The winner of the Rotterdam FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) Award 2013 is The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser by Alberto Gracia (Spain, 2013).

Pretty Butterflies (Bellas mariposas) by Salvatore Mereu (Italy, 2012) is the winner of the festival’s new Big Screen Award Competition. The film follows a day in the life of a young Sardinian girl. 

The Dutch Circle of Film Critics (KNF) Jury award – chosen from the ten films in The Big Screen Award Competition – went to The Future (Il futuro) by Alicia Scherson (Chile/Germany/Italy/Spain, 2013).

Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films:
THE TIGER’S MIND by Beatrice Gibson, UK, 2012
UNSUPPORTED TRANSIT by Zachary Formwalt, Netherlands, 2011
JANUS by Erik van Lieshout, Netherlands, 2012

Rotterdam Short Film Nominee European Film Awards 2013:
THOUGH I KNOW THE RIVER IS DRY by Omar Robert Hamilton, Egypt/Palestine/UK, 2013

Moviezone Award of the young people’s jury:
LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU (GOD’S HORSES) by Nabil Ayouch (Morocco/France/Belgium, 2012)

Lions Film Award of the Rotterdam Lions Club L’Esprit du Temps:
PENUMBRA by Eduardo Villanueva (Mexico), Hubert Bals Fund-supported film

Eurimages Award, best European CineMart Project 2013:
JÄTTEN (THE GIANT) by Johannes Nyholm (Sweden)

ARTE International Prize for best CineMart Project 2013:
THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos (Ireland/UK/Greece)

WorldView New Genres Fund Development Award, best CineMart Project 2013:
ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina/Spain)

The 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam runs January 23 thru February 3, 2013.

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