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Winners List of International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2017

The prestigious film festival, International Film Festival of Rotterdam's 2017 edition has summed-up yesterday. The indie Indian movie 'Sexy Durga has crowned with Hivos Tiger Award. The Indian short movie Sakhisona has won Hivos Tiger in the category of short films. Here we have the complete list of awardees in main categories.


Hivos Tiger (Best Movie)

Sexy Durga (India)

Directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Durga, a north Indian migrant and a Keralite youth named Kabeer are running away on a midnight. They are waiting for a transport to the nearest railway station to catch a train to a distant place. Two small time gangsters, transporting arms, offer assistance to the couple. The hapless 'Durga' encounters a cross section of the society through the rest of the night. Parallel to the journey of Durga...

Special Jury Award

Rey (Chile)

Directed by Niles Arallah

In 1860, a French lawyer dreamt of becoming the King of Patagonia. And he did become just that. Or so it seems.

Hivos Tiger (Best Short Film)

Sakhisona (India)

Directed by Prantik Basu

Near Mogulmari in the south of West-Bengal in India lies a mountain known locally as Sakhisona. The stories about it are still sung by local musicians. A dig nearby recently uncovered the remains of a monastery as well as 6th-century objects. The film shows the objects unearthed and re-enacts the stories and shore.

Hivos Tiger (Best Short Film)

Rubber Coated Steel (Lebanon, Germany)

Directed by Lawrence Abu Hamdan

May 2014: two unarmed Palestinian teens are killed by Israeli soldiers on the West Bank. Abu Hamdan made an audio analysis to ascertain whether rubber or live bullets were used. The film centres on the gunfire, yet no shots are heard. Rubber Coated Steel does not preside over the voices of the victims but seeks to amplify their silence, questioning the ways in which rights are being heard today.

Hivos Tiger (Best Short Film)

El cuento de Antonia (Colombia, Switzerland)

Directed by Jorge Cadena

The wind picks up and tempers fray in the fishing village of Bocas de Ceniza on the northern tip of Columbia. Antonia – in her virginal white dress – undergoes an undefined religious ritual, seemingly carefree. She isn’t easily convinced and chooses her own path. Jorge Cadena’s graduation film is also a visionary tale of contemporary Colombia.

Warsteiner Audience Award

Moonlight (USA)

Directed by Barry Jenkins

A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award

La Flor (Parte 1) (Argentina)

Directed by Mariano Llinás

Almost 10 years in production, some 12 hours of film. In six stories, Llinas uses the same four actresses in various ways.

Impact Cinema Bright Future Award

Mes nuits feront écho (Canada)

Directed by Sophie Goyette

Across Americas and Asia, three characters from different cultures and generations are at a turning point in their lives.

Big Screen Competition Award

Pop Aye (Singapore)

Directed by Kirsten Tan

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

MovieZone Award

Quality Time (Netherlands)

Directed by Daan Bakker

With Steve Aernouts, Thomas Bechmann, Thomas Aske Berg, Anneke Blok.

Lions Film Award

Alba (Ecuador, Mexico, Greece)

Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán

One of the best moments of the new year, this moving debut from Ecuador.


Pela janela (Brazil, Argentina)

Directed by Caroline Leone

Sensitive, heart-warming debut about a journey undertaken by a middle-aged brother and sister.


Children Are Not Afraid of Death, Children Are Afraid of Ghosts (China)

Directed by Rong Guang Rong

Personal, impressive emotional documentary in which the director investigates a group suicide by children in a poor village in the moun

KNF Award

King of the Belgians (Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria)

Directed by Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth

The King of the Belgians lost in the Balkans.