Kasia Klimkiewicz & Dominga Sotomayor - La isla
On Sunday 26 January, one of the three Canon Tiger Awards for Short Films 2014 was awarded to DOX:LAB film La isla by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Chile/Poland/Denmark). The winning filmmakers receive a cash prize of 3,000 and a Canon EOS-M video camera.
The tenth Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films comprised twenty-four films with a length of up to sixty minutes. For its Jury, IFFR welcomed two-time Tiger Award winner Mati Diop (1982, France), art historian and visual arts curator at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Bart Rutten (1972, Netherlands) and film maker and visual artist Mika Taanila (1965, Finland).
THE JURY GAVE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
La isla by Dominga Sotomayor and Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, Chile/Poland/Denmark, 2013
"An astonishingly strong, atmospheric film where temporality and space are captured in such a delicate and sensual way that the tension of drama haunts you deeply."
Dominga Sotomayor (1985, Chile) started the production company Cinestación in 2007. She directed several short films that received awards worldwide. Her first feature film, De jueves a domingo was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund and won a Tiger Award at IFFR 2012.
Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (1977, Poland) was educated in film in Lodz and studied at Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam. Her first documentary in 2007 and first feature film in 2012 won several awards.
The filmmakers were invited to make a film together by CPH:DOX in November 2012. La Isla was shot in Chile in the spring of 2013. The films was shown as work in progress at CPH:DOX 2013, the screening in Rotterdam was its world premiere.