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Please Baby Please directed by Amanda Kramer
Please Baby Please directed by Amanda Kramer

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) revealed the 14 films selected for the festival’s Tiger Competition, as well as the Big Screen Competition and Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selections. The festival also announced the IFFR 2022 Selection available to audiences in the Netherlands on from January 26 to February 6, 2022. The program includes titles in Harbour, Limelight, Bright Future and Cinema Regained.

The 51st edition program has been scaled down and moved online in response to increased concerns about Covid-19 and the lockdown in the Netherlands. The IFFR 2022 Selection offers audiences in the Netherlands online access to 52 film titles, including titles from Harbour, Bright Future, Cinema Regained, Focus: Amanda Kramer and RTM. The program will be made available on demand from Thursday January 27 until Sunday February 6.

The world premiere of Amanda Kramer’s feature film Please Baby Please, accompanied by Lewie and Noah Kloster’s short film Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver, will open IFFR 2022 during the Opening Night timed screening on January 26.

Festival director Vanja Kaludjercic: “The announcement of our full festival program is always an exciting moment and this year is no exception. After the tough decision to move our festival online, we’ve curated a wonderful online selection for our audiences here in the Netherlands, whilst also ensuring that our competition lineups and the filmmakers who trusted us with their premieres will be given a platform within our Press & Industry Selection. When cinemas are allowed to open again, we will present competition titles on the big screen to our audiences later in the year.”

Tiger Competition 2022 selection

  • Achrome, Maria Ignatenko, 2022, Russia
  • The Cloud Messenger, Rahat Mahajan, 2022, India
  • A criança, Marguerite de Hillerin/Félix Dutilloy-Liégeois, 2022, Portugal
  • EAMI, Paz Encina, 2022, Paraguay/Germany/Argentina/Netherlands/France/United States
  • Excess Will Save Us, Morgane Dziurla-Petit, 2022, Sweden
  • Kafka for Kids, Roee Rosen, 2022, Israel
  • Malintzin 17, Mara Polgovsky/Eugenio Polgovsky, 2022, Mexico
  • Met mes, Sam de Jong, 2022, Netherlands
  • The Plains, David Easteal, 2022, Australia
  • Proyecto Fantasma, Roberto Doveris, 2022, Chile
  • Le rêve et la radio, Renaud Després-Larose/Ana Tapia Rousiouk, 2022, Canada
  • Silver Bird and Rainbow Fish, Lei Lei, 2022, United States/Netherlands
  • To Love Again, Gao Linyang, 2022, China
  • Yamabuki, Yamasaki Juichiro, 2022, Japan/France

Big Screen Competition 2022 selection

  • Assault, Adilkhan Yerzhanov, 2022, Kazakhstan/Russia
  • Broadway, Christos Massalas, 2022, Greece/France/Romania
  • CE2, Jacques Doillon, 2021, France
  • Daryn’s Gym, Brett Michael Innes, 2021, South Africa
  • Drifting Petals, Clara Law, 2021, Australia
  • The Harbour, Rajeev Ravi, 2022, India
  • The Island, Anca Damian, 2021, Romania
  • Kung Fu Zohra, Mabrouk El Mechri, 2021, France
  • Mi vacío y yo, Adrián Silvestre, 2021, Spain
  • Splendid Isolation, Urszula Antoniak, 2022, Netherlands

Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2022 selection

  • Answering the Sun, Rainer Kohlberger, 2022, Austria/Germany
  • Becoming Male in the Middle Ages, Pedro Neves Marques, 2022, Portugal
  • Chants from a Holy Book, Cesar Gananian/Cassiana Der Haroutiounian, 2021, Brazil
  • Constant, Sasha Litvintseva/Beny Wagner, 2022, Germany/United Kingdom
  • Dawn, Leonor Noivo, 2021, Portugal
  • Glass Life, Sara Cwynar, 2021, United States
  • Isn’t It a Beautiful World, Joseph Wilson, 2021, United Kingdom
  • The Making of Crime Scenes, Hsu Che-yu, 2022, France/Taiwan
  • Nazarbazi, Maryam Tafakory, 2022, Iran/United Kingdom
  • El nombre de las cosas, Diego Escobar, 2022, Chile
  • Nosferasta: First Bite, Bayley Sweitzer/Adam Khalil, 2021, United States
  • Polycephaly in D, Michael Robinson, 2021, United States
  • Punctured Sky, Jon Rafman, 2021, United States
  • Songs for living, Korakrit Arunanondchai/Alex Gvojic, 2022, United States/Thailand
  • Tomorrow Is a Water Palace, Juanita Onzaga, 2022, Belgium
  • urban solutions, Arne Hector/Luciana Mazeto/Vinícius Lopes/Minze Tummescheit, 2022, Germany/Brazil
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