French cinema at the International Film Festival and Awards Macao 2018 [fr]
The 3rd edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao 2018 (IFFAM) will take place from 8-14 December 2018. The festival aims to become an enduring platform for upcoming international filmmakers as well as an industry and project-financing hub.
The 3rd edition of IFFAM is organised jointly by the Macau Tourism Bureau and by the Macao Films and Television Productions and Cultures Association.
The festival aims to become an enduring platform for upcoming international filmmakers as well as an industry and project-financing hub. The official opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, 8th December at Macau Cultural Centre and features the American production Green Book from Peter Farelly.
Official competition is made of a total of 11 first and second features including French film School’s out from Sébastien Marnier and French minority coproduction Ága (Bulgaria, Germany, France) from Milko Lazarov.
The line up also includes the second reframed addition of “Industry Hub”. It aims to serve as the industry platform of the festival and to strive to provide a space for film professionals through networking events.
France is once again well represented after a 1st 2016 edition that highlighted a series of French classics and a second edition in 2017 with jury being spearheaded by French director Laurent Cantet.
Please read this article for further information on the 2017 edition
The 3 French films are :
- School is out (« L’heure de la sortie ») from Sébastien Marnier
- Sink or Swim (« Le Grand bain ») from Gilles Lellouche (Director’s attendance to be confirmed)
- Close Enemies (« Frères ennemis ») from David Oelhoffen (Director will be presence)
The 4 French co-productions are :
- The Sisters Brothers (« Les Frères sisters ») from Jacques Audiard
- Aga from Milko Lazarov (Director and producer will be present)
- Manta Ray (« Diable de mer ») from Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Director, producter Mai Meksawan and actor Wanlop Rungkumjad will be present)
- Diamantino from Daniel Schmidt (Director Daniel Schmidt in attendance)
Furthermore, French actress Pauline Etienne will come present the film Old boys by Toby Mcdonald as part of the UK gala screening.
Finally, French producer and head of film commission from UniFrance, Philippe Carcassonne, will be jury at the « Industry Hub » market.