The three International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2014 were awarded to Sebastian Buerkner’s THE CHIMERA OF M. (United Kingdom), Salla Tykkä’s GIANT (Finland/Romania) and LA ISLA by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark). THE CHIMERA OF M. was also nominated to compete in the short film category of the annual European Film Awards (EFA).
The jury statements
”An astonishingly strong, atmospheric film where temporality and space are captured in such a delicate and sensual way that the tension of drama haunts you deeply.”
”A very focused and pure portrait of a place and a political history in one. The brilliant editing and sound design push the seemingly distant observations to a thrilling friction between dehumanization and man’s quest for beauty and grace.”
”Its visual language was astonishing and magical in its treatment of the third-person technique, and the combination with the heartfelt dialogue gave this film its hypnotic, poetic feel.”