World Briefs

Holland’s biggest film event, the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, has selected six of the 14 pics competing in its VPRO Tiger Awards.

Four are world preems: Dutch lenser David Lammers’ “Northern Light”; Chinese helmer Han Jie’s “Walking on the Wild Side”; Uruguayan director Manuel Nieto Zas’ “The Dog Pound”; and Spanish lenser Isaki Lacuesta’s “The Legend of Time.”

The remaining two are international preems: “Ode to Joy,” the first of three films by young Polish filmmakers Anna Kazejak-Dawid, Jan Komasa and Maciej Migas; and “Song of Songs,” the feature film debut by U.K. helmer Josh Appignanesi.

Fest kicks off a 12-day run on Jan. 25, with the top three winners taking home E10,000 ($12,000).

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