4th International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao will commence in December

The 4th International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) will be staged from 5th to 10th December this year. Famous Hong Kong Director Peter Chan will be Jury President of the Competition; acclaimed best actress of Chinese films, Carina Lau, and popular Korean boy band EXO’s leader Suho will be Talent Ambassadors respectively in the 4th IFFAM.

The International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao celebrates the extraordinary contributions of filmmakers to the Asian film world and pays special tribute to classic film works, while enhancing the experience Macao has to offer as an international city and showing to the world the city’s diverse new dynamic of the cultural and creative development.

Three Festival Ambassadors of the year include Korean director of the film series “Along with the Gods”, Kim Yong-Hwa, acclaimed Indian film director, actor, producer and TV program host Karan Johar, as well as Chinese independent film director Wang Xiaoshuai.

Peter Chan will be Jury President of the Competition

Coming on board as the Jury President of the Competition in the 4th IFFAM, Peter Chan is an accomplished filmmaker, film director, producer and screenwriter. Since the 1990s, Chan has directed many critically-acclaimed films that also hit high box office records and garnered a range of film awards.

With her outstanding acting performances, famous Hong Kong film star Carina Lau has gained the honor of best actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Golden Bauhinia Awards, Golden Roosters and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, Osaka Asian Film Festival, Festival of the 3 Continents. In 2017, she was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Suho is a widely-acclaimed artist in Korea and around the world. As a singer, he and other EXO members have reached the pinnacles of success with their outstanding accomplishments in the Korean and Asian world of modern music. His radiant talents have also extended into musicals, TV dramas and movies in recent years.

Cinematic feast for audiences

The Film Festival will screen an extravaganza of around 50 feature and short films from the East and West through various sections as follows: opening and closing films; three competition sections namely International Competition, New Chinese Cinema and Shorts Competition; six non-competition sections including World Panorama, Flying Daggers, Gala, Special Presentations, “20th Anniversary Macao Special Presentations” and Director’s Choice, among other sections in the program.

The Film Festival will feature a new competition “SHORTS” this year, joining universities from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao to accept short film entries created by their students. Ten entries will be selected for screening during the 4th IFFAM and the best short film will be chosen. “New Chinese Cinema” adds competition element The “New Chinese Cinema” this year will be adding competition element and five accolades, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress, will be conferred to commend filmmakers for their extraordinary artistry.

Organized by MGTO and MFTPA, the Film Festival is committed to become a major gathering for international filmmakers to enhance cultural exchange, while putting forward Asian film talent and film works onto the global stage. As an annual international event in Macao, the Film Festival will continue to push forward the development of Macao’s film, cultural and creative industries, enhance exchange opportunities with international movies as well as unveil a wider landscape for the development of cultural and artistic platforms, tourism and other fields. Ticketing starts tomorrow

Films in the IFFAM programme will be shown to the public at Macao Cultural Centre, Macau Tower, Cinematheque・Passion and Macao Old Court Building. Residents and visitors can buy the film tickets through www.macauticket.com starting from now, or at the screening venues during the Film Festival.

For more information about the 4th International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao, please visit: http://www.iffamacao.com/

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