Hivos Tiger Awards for upcoming talents

Hivos Tiger Awards winners
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The Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) and Hivos congratulate filmmakers Mira Fornay, Daniel Hoesl and Mohammad Shirvani on their Hivos Tiger Awards.

The winners of the eighteenth Hivos Tiger Awards Competition were presented at the award ceremony on 1 February, 2013 together with the winners of the NETPAC, FIPRESCI and KNF awards. Two of the filmmakers who received Hivos Tiger Awards were supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, and one was a CineMart project. The winners walked away with not only a prize of €15,000 each, but plenty of international recognition as well.

The three winning films are:

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'.