The short film Big in Vietnam (Mati Diop, France, 2012) won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam Festival.
The jury statements:
Big in Vietnam - Mati Diop, France, 2012
Raw, defiant and elliptical, Big in Vietnam is suffused with an unusual mood and disarming intimacy.
Makino Takashi's Generator (Japan), Mati Diop's Big in Vietnam (France) and Jeroen Eisinga's Springtime (Netherlands) were awarded the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Films 2012. The jury gave a Special Jury Mention to Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen for her short film I'm Lisa (Malaysia).
The International Film Festival Rotterdam short film nominee for the European Film Awards 2012 is Im freien (In the Open) by Albert Sackl (Austria).
Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
The eighth Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. For its Jury the IFFR welcomed Rania Stephan from Lebanon who's first feature-length documentary film The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni screens in the festival; film curator and writer Andréa Picard from Canada, who worked for the Cinematheque Ontario and curated the Wavelengths section of the Toronto International Film Festival; and film critic and screenwriter Dana Linssen from The Netherlands, editor-in-chief of de Filmkrant and contributor to NRC Handelsblad. The Jury handed out the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Film (3,000 Euros) to the winning filmmakers at IFFR venue WORM on Monday evening 30 January 2012.
Official Wbesite: www.neon.fr/production-film/big-in-vietnam/en/