Rotterdam fest highlights

Film programs, sidebars and more for Netherlands event

When: Jan. 27-Feb. 7

Web: filmfestivalrotterdam.com

Tiger awards

Rotterdam’s competition prize, singling out three winners from 15 first and second features. U.S. helmer Ben Russell is among the first contenders announced with “Let Each One Go Where He May,” along with films from Denmark, Georgia, Canada, Thailand, Mexico and Costa Rica. Past winner Park Chan-ok opens the fest with “Paju.”

Where is Africa?

Program devoted to independent filmmaking in sub-Saharan and central Africa, including shorts and features, live perfs, archival films, storyteller’s cinema and debates. Sidebar Forget Africa has 12 films commissioned by the fest from non-African filmmakers, including U.S. helmers Kimi Takesue, Deborah Stratman and Kevin Jerome Everson.

Retrospectives

Multihyphenate Yoichi Sai will present a retrospective of his work, including 1993 breakthrough “All Under the Moon,” and his new movie, “Kaui.” 1960s New Wave helmer Kiju Yoshida will introduce seven of his films, including “Eros and Massacre.”

Back to the Future?

Retrospective complementing Cinema Reloaded, examining how cinema has responded to past challenges. Films include a 3D screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder” and Michael Almereyda’s “Another Girl Another Planet,” whose Pixelvision was a precursor to digital video.

Kino Climates

Meeting of smaller European indie cinemas exploring how they can fill the gap between plexes and established arthouses, and provide a market for films that lack major distribution.

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