Egypt to host African Development Bank 2023 annual meetings    Field Marshal Tantawy 'led Egypt wisely in the most difficult circumstances and played a key role in protecting the country': Sisi    Greece: Firefighters contain wildfire at resort near Athens    President Sisi witnesses inauguration of several national projects in Sinai    Egyptian Armed Forces mourns Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawy    LIVE: Ahly v Talae El-Geish (Egyptian Super Cup)    Field Marshal Tantawy was 'a military leader of a unique calibre': Al-Azhar    It's a shame: Barcelona's Araujo after Granada draw    Sudanese officials say coup attempt failed, army in control    Egypt mourns death of former Defence Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawy    Biden easing foreign travel restrictions, requiring vaccines    COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu    Egypt's stocks close lower on Monday as benchmark EGX 30 slid 1.64%    Volvo EMEA, VOLVO Egypt teams at Ezz Elarab Automotive Group celebrate leap in sales this year    Egypt's CIB bank mandated to Net-Zero Banking Alliance Steering Group    Tennis: Belgium recovers from 2-0 down to beat Bolivia in Davis Cup    Communications ministry allocates EGP 1.1bln for digital capacity building    UAE-based Alameda to invest around $318 mln in Egypt in five years    Egypt to be removed from England's red travel list on September 22    Egyptian archaeologists unearth collection of religious ritual tools at Temple of Pharaohs north of Cairo    Tunisia 'astonished' by Ethiopia's reaction on UNSC statement on GERD dispute    The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe's concert at Al-Gumhouriya Theatre is a must go    Borhane Alaouié (1941-2021): The auteur's shadow    Jordan hosts energy meeting today to discuss transporting Egyptian gas to Lebanon    Russia permits airlines to resume flights from 49 cities to Egypt    Egypt's Abu Soma Development partners with KOMPASS Education    Sisi: coronavirus vaccines in Africa 'far less' than actual needs    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    Egypt denounces Ethiopia's move to start second filling of giant dam    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



IFFR announces winners Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2020
Published in Daily News Egypt on 31 - 01 - 2020

On Sunday 26 January 2020, the jury announced the winners of this year's Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The winning films are Apparition by Ismaïl Bahri, Communicating Vessels by Maïder Fortuné and Annie MacDonell, and Sun Dog by Dorian Jespers. They won three equal Ammodo Tiger Short Awards.
The jury consisted of recently appointed director of Kunsthal Rotterdam Nathanja van Dijk, French filmmaker and previous Tiger Award for Short Films winner Safia Benhaim (La fièvre, IFFR 2014), and Los Angeles-born, Belgrade-based film curator and writer Greg de Cuir Jr.
The jury gave a special mention to Wong Ping's Fables 2 by Wong Ping. They said, "This admirable work, whose sharp political satire and madcap animation started so memorably last year in the award-winning first part of the series, continues to keep a finger on the pulse of society."
The jury on Apparition said that "A short and poetic piece that contemplates history and memory through the materiality of the moving image. It deals with politics, the suppleness of gesture, and the fleeting nature of our collective footing in tumultuous moments in time."
The jury on Communicating Vessels said that "An incredibly intricate and layered work about being haunted by someone else's story. A tribute to the efforts of a generation of pioneering women and the conceptual art they created. Also a meditation on motherhood, the responsibility of teaching and the fluid boundary between art and life. How does one imprint narratives and ideas on bodies and minds?"
The jury on Sun Dog said that, "The emerging young artist demonstrates a visionary approach to the tale of a young man adrift at the end of the world. A subjective piece that captures the acute delirium of tedious work and an environment that is harsh and unforgiving. The final, very uncanny image of two suns breaking through the clouds and rising in the distance is one of the more striking images of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition."
Sun Dog has also been selected as IFFR's Short Film Candidate for the European Short Film Awards 2020.
Ammodo, an organisation supporting art and science, became official partner of the competition in 2018. The three Ammodo Tiger Short Awards come with €5,000 each.
In addition to the Ammodo Tiger Short Awards, IFFR presents the Voices Short Award during the Awards Ceremony on Friday 31 January. The Voices Short Award, launched in 2018, is an audience award and celebrates the more narrative-driven short films in the festival's Voices section.


Clic here to read the story from its source.