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Rotterdam gears up

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Rotterdam gears up

The 2008 International Film Festival Rotterdam is starting to take shape. The 37th edition will run from January 27-February 3.

This year’s Tiger Award Competition will again feature works by first and second-time directors, with Dutch broadcaster VPRO raising the prize money to €15,000 for each of the three winners.

The European titles in competition are five: Go in Peace Jamil [+see also:
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interview: Meta Louise Foldager
interview: Omar Shargawi
film profile
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by Denmark’s Omar Shargawi, The King of Ping Pong [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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from Sweden’s Jens Jonsson, Tale 52 from Greek director Alexiou Alexis, Shangai Trance by Dutch director David Verbeek and the French-Haitian Eat, For This Is My Body [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Michelange Quay. Asian films dominate the line-up.

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On January 30, the conference How to Stimulate Filmsense(s) will take place. The event is sponsored by the Dutch Film Fund and registration for this discussion on media education from the artistic perspective is still possible at filmsenses.com.

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