Asian Movies Dominate Film Festival
Asian films have dominated the Tiger Awards at this year's (08) Rotterdam Film Festival in Holland, with a total of six movies up for nomination. A total of 15 films from countries around the world are competing at the festival, which seeks to recognise a director's first or second films. Among the contenders include Malaysian director Liew Seng Tat's Flower In The Pocket, Chinese filmmaker Wemg Shou-ming's Fujian Blue, Japanese director Shingo Wakagi's Waltz In Starlight, Filipino director John Torres' Years When I Was a Child Outside, and Thai moviemaker Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town. Danish filmmaker Omar Shargawi (Go With Peace Jamil), Swedish Jens Jonsson (The King of Ping Pong) and the Ukraine's Igor Podolchak + Dean Karr (Las meninas) are also up for awards. The festival will take place between 23 January and 3 Feburary (08), and winners will take home a prize of $22,000 (GBP11,000).