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Rotterdam boasts nine world preems

Winners guaranteed local distrib and $12,000

ROTTERDAM — Nine world, three international and two Euro preems feature in the final lineup of competish pics at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Top three winners in the VPRO Tiger Awards lineup of first and second feature film lensers each take home Euros 10,000 ($12,000). In addition to the prizes, broadcaster VPRO guarantees distribution in Holland.

Lineup includes U.S. pics Robert Edwards’ “Land of the Blind” and Kelly Reichardt’s “Old Joy.”

“Land of the Blind” and Dutch pic “Northern Light” have already been picked up for local distrib by Indies Entertainment and One More Film, respectively.

Fest begins unspooling Jan. 25 for a 12-day run.

VPRO TIGER AWARD COMPETISH LINEUP

“The Dog Pound,” Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay-Argentina-Canada-Spain) — world premiere

“Early in the Morning,” Gahite Fofana (France-Guinea) — world premiere

“The Gaze,” Sepideh Farsi (Iran-France) — world premiere

“Glue,” Alexis Dos Santos (Argentina) — world premiere

“Land of the Blind,” Robert Edwards (U.S.-U.K.) — world premiere

“The Legend of Time,” Isaki Lacuesta (Spain) — world premiere

“Made in USA,” Claudia Llosa (Peru-Spain) — European premiere

“Northern Light,” David Lammer (The Netherlands) — world premiere

“Ode to Joy,” Anna Kazejak-Dawid, Jan Komasa and Macie Migas (Poland) — international premiere

“Old Joy,” Kelley Reichardt (U.S.) — international premiere

“Song of Songs,” Josh Appignanesi (U.K.) — international premiere

“A Summer Day,” Franck Guerin (France) — world premiere

“Taking Father Home,” Ying Liang (China) — European premiere

“Walking on the Wild Side,” Han Ji (China) — world premiere

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