Competition Films Announced!

Selected Films
International Random Film Festival 2017

This is a message to all the 4175 filmmakers whose film didn’t get selected this year to the International Random Film Festival:

Remember to stand tall and never seek approval for your art from being selected to a film festival. No other festival admits it, but randomness is all around us, so keep on going, be true to yourself and don’t surrender in making something just to stand out, just to get selected to a festival.

Well actually, the same message applies to the 25 filmmakers being randomly selected to this years International Competition:

The International competition 2017

1. SOPHASAK KIMANN, RED GLOVES, CAMBODIA

2. RACEN DHAOUADI, VIOLENCE & VIOLINS, TUNISIA

3. SORAYOS PRAPAPAN, FAT BOY NEVER SLIM, THAILAND

4. TRIET LE, LITTLE WONDERS, VIETNAM

5. OLDREN ROMERO, A TALE WITH CHRIST AND JESUS, CUBA

6. BRYAN TAN CHEE YONG, FETISH, SINGAPORE

7. LINDA KIKOLASHVILI, NOT TODAY, GEORGIA

8. DAFNE DE VINATEA, FLIPPING OUT, PERU

9. MICHAEL LOURDES, LIFELINE, MALAYSIA

10. ALEXANDER NACHEV, TERROR ERROR, BULGARIA

11. CHANEE CHOI, THE GUT, SOUTH KOREA

12. TOMI KERMINEN, PORTRAIT OF THE INNER MIND, FINLAND

13. MILENKOVIC STEFAN, CLOS, SWITZERLAND

14. MARTIN LENNON, OOR WALLY, IRELAND

15. JOVANA MANOJLOVIC, PAPER, HORSE AND BIRDS, SERBIA

16. NADIA FEDOTOVA, PAIN, RUSSIA

17. LEO FERRI, WHO THE HELL IS SATAN?, IRAN

18. ABDUL ALMUTAIRI, DAESH GIRL, USA

19. ENRICO BUTELLI, URSUS FACTORY: HAAYO, ESTONIA

20. ANTHONY BENNETT, MY LITTLE BROTHER, NEW ZEALAND

21. NONDO RICHARD JEBERECHIAH, FAITHFUL, UGANDA

22. HANNAH ESPIA, RUWEDA (WHEEL), PHILIPPINES

23. TRUDY SARGENT, WITH YOU, USA

24. VIKTOR HERTZ, FOMO SAPIENS, SWEDEN

25. FEDERICO DURAN, OSCURO, COLOMBIA

The selected filmmakers will be contacted by email. The Festival takes place in Helsinki 5-7 May 2017.

To take a peek how our random selection committee was working:

Making the Random Film Selections 2017 from IRFF on Vimeo.