Magazine article Screen International

Indonesia's Edwin to Receive New Talent Award at AFAs

Magazine article Screen International

Indonesia's Edwin to Receive New Talent Award at AFAs

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Indonesian director Edwin will receive the Edward Yang New Talent Award at the upcoming Asian Film Awards (AFAs) in Hong Kong.

Edwin is currently attending the Berlin film festival where his second feature, Postcards From The Zoo, is screening in competition. His first feature, Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, played widely on the festival circuit and won several awards including the FIPRESCI prize at Rotterdam.

He is the third recipient of the award following Japan's Ishii Yuya in 2008 and Taiwan's Wei Te-Sheng in 2010. The award was initiated at the second AFAs in 2008, to commemorate the renowned Taiwan filmmaker Edward Yang, who passed away in 2007.

The AFAs are organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS), which also organises the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF). …

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