Magazine article Screen International

Macao Film Festival Unveils 2017 Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Macao Film Festival Unveils 2017 Line-Up

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Laurent Cantet also announced as head of jury.

‘Foxtrot’

The programme for the 2nd International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) has been announced.

The festival, which runs 8-14 December, will open with the Hong Kong/Macao premiere of Paddington 2.

This year’s competition strand is exclusively open to films by first or second time directors, with a $60,000 prize being awarded to the best feature.

Among the competition titles are Michael Pearce’s TIFF title Beast, Xavier Legrand’s Custody, Foxtrot by Samuel Maoz and Wrath Of Silence by Xin Yukun.

The other competition titles are: Borg McEnroe by Januz Metz, Hunting Season by Natalia Garagiola, My Pure Land by Sarmad Masud, The Cakemaker by Ofir Raul Grazier, The Hungry by Bornila Chatterjee and Three Peaks by Jan Zabeil.

The winner will be selected by a jury including director Laurent Cantet (jury president), Jessica Hausner (director), Lawrence Osborne (novelist), Joan Chen (actress/director) and Royston Tan (director).

The out-of-competition screenings include the Asian premiere of Saul Dibb’s Journey’s End, Netflix original Okja, showing on the big screen for the first time in the region, and Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s Samui Song. …

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