In reduction than a month’s time, a fourth International Film Festival Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) will be prepared to flog off and is once again aiming to move a West and a East closer together, and coax on a growth of Macao’s film, informative and artistic industries by enhancing and facilitating opportunities for sell revolving around general productions. This year’s edition, that spans 8 opposite programmes, will run from 5-10 December.
A sum of roughly 50 films will be showcased as partial of a fourth IFFAM programme, that is curated by a artistic director, Mike Goodridge, while a festival will open with Jojo Rabbit [+lire aussi :
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Ten films are enclosed in a International Competition, all destined by first-time or sophomore filmmakers, who are opposed for a $60,000 (€54,500) IFFAM Best Film Award. They are: Bellbird by Hamish Bennett (New Zealand), Bombay Rose [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Gitanjali Rao (UK/India/France/Qatar), Buoyancy by Rodd Rathjen (Australia), Family Members by Mateo Bendesky (Argentina), Give Me Liberty by Kirill Mikhanovsky (USA), Goldie by Sam de Jong (USA), Homecoming by Adriyanto Dewo (Indonesia), Lynn + Lucy [+lire aussi :
interview : Fyzal Boulifa
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The chair of a jury will be Chinese director-producer-screenwriter Peter Chan Ho-sun, and a other members are boss and CEO of VREGA Ellen Eliasoph, Indonesian singer Dian Sastrowardoyo, Myanmarese executive Midi Z and British actor Tom Cullen.
New Chinese Cinema, a rival territory of IFFAM that focuses on films from Chinese-speaking territories, is being organized for a second year in a quarrel and will benefaction 6 films, including dual Cannes-premiered titles: To Live to Sing [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Johnny Ma (China/France) and Dwelling in a Fuchun Mountains by Xiaogang Gu (China). Romanian director-producer Cristian Mungiu will conduct a jury.
Other programme highlights embody a World Panorama, where 10 distinguished directors and award-winning films from vital general festivals are due to be showcased; a preference of mainstream cinema in a UK and Japanese Galas; a non-competitive genre line-up called “Flying Daggers”; and a “Directors’ Choice” retrospective. Finally, to applaud a 20th anniversary of a investiture of a Macao Special Administrative Region, a special display is being organized that includes 5 new Macao-produced features. Juliette Binoche will offer as one of a talent ambassadors for a fourth IFFAM, along with Hong Kong star Carina Lau, and K-pop performer and actor Kim Junmyeon (aka Suho).
The Industry Hub of a festival, headed by June Wu and maturation from 6-8 December, will take place opposite 3 opposite platforms: a IFFAM Project Market (IPM), a IFFAM WIP, and a Macao Forum, that is a closed-session event.
The IPM has comparison 14 feature-length film projects, with some-more than half of them hailing from Asia, and a immeasurable infancy are genre films. The European talents are represented by Irish executive Lorcan Finnegan’s (Vivarium [+lire aussi :
interview : Lorcan Finnegan
fiche film]) abnormal punish thriller Nocebo, Portuguese helmer Leonor Teles’ (Ashore [+lire aussi :
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The finish preference of a 2019 IFFAM Project Market is as follows:
Blue Mountain – Joy Penroz
Producer: Sylvain Grain (Chile/France)
The Convenience Store – Satoshi Miki
Producer: Emi Ueyama (Japan)
The Day and Night of Brahma – Sheetal Magan
Producer: Sheetal Magan (South Africa)
Dead Packet – Simon Yin
Producer: Gary Lee (Hong Kong)
Dear Wormwood – Dodo Dayao
Producers: Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew, Patti Lapus (Philippines)
Drum Wave – Natalie Erika James
Producers: Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw (Australia/Japan)
Escape to Oz – Sam Voutas
Producers: Jane Zheng, Melanie Ansley (Australia/China)
Everybody Leaves – Phyllis Grae Grande
Producer: Alemberg Ang (Philippines)
The Fortune Tower – Harriet Wong Teng Teng
Producer: Cynthia Mo (Macao/China)
Investigator Mendonza – Maxim Bessmertny
Producers: Jeff Tang Hon Hung, Jorge Cordeiro dos Santos (Macao)
Nocebo – Lorcan Finnegan
Producers: Brunella Cocchiglia, Emily Leo (Ireland/UK/Philippines)
Perspectives – MAO Weiqing
Producer: SONG Jia (China)
Uk Kei – Leonor Teles
Producer: Filipa Reis (Portugal)
Welcome – Geoffrey Cowper
Producers: Cayetano Casas, Norbert Llaràs (Spain)
Finally, a IFFAM WIP programme, that has reached a second book and includes films in a final theatre of post-production, will showcase 3 projects, including Dutch executive Jim Taihuttu’s Indonesian wartime drama The East.
The preference of a 2019 IFFAM WIP is as follows:
Low Season – Naruebordee Wechakum
Producer: Panu Aree (Thailand)
The East – Jim Taihuttu
Producers: Sander Verdonk, Shanty Harmayn Hofman, Benoit Roland (Netherlands/Belgium/Indonesia)
Yakuza Princess – Vicente Amorim
Producer: LG Tubaldini Jr (Brazil)