Talent Ambassador Aaron Kwok dazzles during a Awards Ceremony
The Awards Ceremony of a 3rd International Film Festival Awards．Macao (IFFAM) was staged during a Macao Cultural Centre tonight entertainment around 800 guest including internationally-acclaimed film directors, film stars and attention professionals from around a world. The Film Festival screened 54 fantastic films this year, including 11 films competing for 9 awards in the Competition territory as good as 6 film entries of a New Chinese Cinema section for a Best New Chinese-language Film of a Year. All winners were suggested during a Awards Ceremony tonight.
Winners of Competition unveiled
The Competition territory once again shone a spotlight on initial and second-time underline film directors, with 11 films opposed for 9 accolades awarded by a jury and a Macao Audience Choice Award, voted for by internal audiences.
The 11 Competition films are “School’s Out”, “The Guilty”, “Clean up”, “The Good Girls”, “Ága”, “Scarborough”, “Suburban Birds”, “White Blood”, “All Good”, “Jesus” and “The Man Who Feels No Pain”.
Best Film: “Clean up” (presented by IFFAM Jury President Chen Kaige)
Jury Prize: “White Blood” (presented by IFFAM Jury member Danis Tanović and Artistic Director of IFFAM, Mike Goodridge)
Best Director: Gustav Möller, “The Guilty” (presented by Jury member for Local View Power, Phillip Noyce and IFFAM Ambassador Shekhar Kapur)
Best Actor Award: Jakob Cedergren, “The Guilty” (presented by IFFAM Jury member Tillotama Shome)
Best Actress Award: Aenne Schwarz, “All Good” (presented by Talent Ambassador Aaron Kwok)
Award for Best Technical Contribution: Kaloyan Bozhilov, cinematographer of “Ága” (presented by heading actor and singer of “Aruna Her Palate”, Oka Antara and Dian Sastrowardoyo)
Award for Best Screenplay: Barnaby Southcombe, screenwriter of “Scarborough” (presented by IFFAM Ambassador Xue Xiao Lu)
Award for Best New Young Actor: Abhimanyu Dassani, “The Man Who Feels No Pain” (presented by IFFAM Jury member Mabel Cheung and film executive Cheang Pou Soi)
Special Mention: “Jesus” (presented by IFFAM Jury member Paul Currie)
Macao Audience Choice Award: “The Good Girls” (presented by Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Philip Cheng, Vice President of Communication and Content Marketing of Sands China Ltd., Jeffrey Jiang, and Senior Vice President of Business Development of MGM, Brian Fiddis)
“New Chinese Cinema” boosts a lineup of films
The choice for a new foe section New Chinese Cinema was “Dear Ex”, “Baby”, “Xiao Mei”, “Up a Mountain”, “Fly by Night” and “The Pluto Moment”. “Up a Mountain” took home a Best New Chinese-language Film of a Year. The endowment was presented by jury members for New Chinese Cinema Stephanie Bunbury, Nick James and Shu Kei.
Present during a Awards Ceremony were Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of a Macao Special Administrative Region Government, Alexis Tam; Spouse of Chief Executive of a Macao Special Administrative Region, Winnie Fok; Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and President of a IFFAM Organizing Committee, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes; a dual Executive Vice Presidents of a IFFAM Organizing Committee, namely, President of Macau Films Television Productions and Culture Association (MFTPA), Alvin Chau, and President of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mok Ian Ian; IFFAM Ambassadors Shekhar Kapur and Xue Xiao Lu; Talent Ambassador Aaron Kwok; Jury President of IFFAM, Chen Kaige; Jury members of IFFAM, Mabel Cheung, Danis Tanović, Tillotama Shome, and Paul Currie; Artistic Director of IFFAM, Mike Goodridge; Director of El Gouna Film Festival, Intishal Al Timimi; Director of Sydney Film Festival, Nashen Moodley; Artistic Director of Chicago International Film Festival, Mimi Plauché, and Creative Director of Mumbai International Film Festival, Smriti Kiran, along with many of a foe filmmakers and other guests. Famed Hong Kong hosts Bob Lam and Astrid Chan were a hosts of a evening.
MGTO Director and President of a 3rd IFFAM Organizing Committee, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, remarked in her residence during a Awards Ceremony, “The week-long Film Festival has taken audiences on a visible tour opposite 54 unusual underline films and 14 internal brief films. In a IFFAM Industry Hub, a Project Market has expel a spotlight on 14 much-anticipated new film projects. Among them, dual Macao projects were named winners of a Best Project Award and a Macao Spirit Award. Meanwhile, 400 particular Project Meetings have aligned prolongation teams with investors in face-to-face dialogues, while a new Work-in-Progress Presentations have non-stop windows for filmmakers in hunt of partnership opportunities for projects tighten to completion. We are fervent to see a Film Festival move splendid opportunities for filmmakers in Macao and from around a world.”
IFFAM Ambassadors Shekhar Kapur and Xue Xiao Lu as good as Talent Ambassador Aaron Kwok were presented tokens of appreciation during a Awards Ceremony.
Besides a above awards, an array of other accolades was presented during a Awards Ceremony to praise superb films and filmmakers for their achievements. Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of a Macao SAR Government, Alexis Tam, presented a “Spirit of Cinema” Achievement Award to film executive Chen Kaige. Internationally-acclaimed film executive and Jury President of a 3rd IFFAM, Chen Kaige, destined his initial film “Yellow Earth” in 1984, that garnered a series of awards and ushered in a new epoch for Chinese cinema. Recognized as one of a Chinese film classics, his acclaimed masterpiece “Farewell My Concubine” (1993) won a Palme d’Or during a 46th Cannes Film Festival in a same year, creation Chen a usually Chinese executive who has perceived this tip fame to this day.
In addition, a NETPAC Award went to “Suburban Birds” (presented by Mimi Plauché, Sunny Joseph and Marco Martins, jury members from a Network for a Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC)). The Asian Blockbuster Film 2018 went to a film “Crazy Rich Asians” (presented by Executive Vice President and Chief Officer, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility of Melco Resorts Entertainment Limited, Akiko Takahashi; Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited, Linda Chen; and Senior Vice President, Corporate Community Relations of Suncity Group, Gina Lei). The Variety Asian Star: Up Next Award went to 5 actors and actresses as follows: Anne Curtis, Iqbaal Ramadhan, Zaira Wasim, Xana Tang and Ryan Zheng Kai (presented by Asia Editor of Variety Magazine, Patrick Frater, and Head of Festival Management of IFFAM, Lorna Tee)
This year, 14 film entries of Local View Power were divided for 3 open screening sessions during IFFAM. In a prize-giving rite hold yesterday, “The Melancholy of Gods” by Lei Cheok Mei was presented with a Jury Prize for Best Film while “Halfway” by Ng Ka Lon perceived a Special Mention.
The Film Festival was hold for a week from 8th to 14th December. The Organizing Committee continues to energetically forges IFFAM into a prestigious code in a general film attention as good as an East and West informative sell height opposite borders and generations, while looking brazen to fasten worldwide professionals in reaching new milestones of a general film industry.
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