3rd International Film Festival & Awards．Macao Press Conference of the Official Programme Jury
3rd International Film Festival & Awards．Macao
Press Conference of the Official Programme Jury
10 December 2018 (Monday)
The Official Programme Jury of the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards．Macao (IFFAM) held a press conference today. The jury includes the renowned mainland China director Chen Kaige (Jury President), Hong Kong director Mabel Cheung, Australian director Paul Currie, Bosnian director Danis Tanovic and Indian actress Tillotama Shome.
Jury President Chen Kaige commented that all films in the competition unit of the festival were of extraordinary quality. He found the participating directors showed great skills, even though some of them were first-timers. Chen expressed support for the festival and said he would keep an open mind on new ideas to help promote development for film makers of the next generation.
Chen said he hoped to make more films relevant to the contemporary world in the future. Those films could provide new perspectives and suited his curious personality, he said, adding that he was unafraid of failure because it was part of the learning process. He encouraged young directors to produce good non-commercial films, even if it meant limited funding.
Another juror, Hong Kong director Mabel Cheung said young directors enjoyed more creative freedom as everything was new for them. At the same time, the golden advice of “practice makes perfect” did not always apply to filmmaking, as new problems always emerged. Therefore, she advised that it was important to treat every film as the first.
Acclaimed Bosnian director Danis Tanovic said creativity should be an important element in film making. While it was difficult to produce a successful or monetarily-rewarding film, the big Chinese market might open up new possibilities, he commented. Tanovic was impressed by the diverse frames young directors used to portray different issues in their films. However, he also acknowledged the difficulties in judging, since there were no hard and fast rules to determine whether a film was good or bad.
Renowned Australian director Paul Currie said he liked IFFAM a lot for its community spirit. He appreciated the exchange of ideas in the festival and looked forward to even better outcomes as it goes.
– An international competition comprising eleven feature films which is a showcase for first and second time filmmakers.
- All Good
- Clean Up
- School’s Out
- Suburban Birds
- The Good Girls
- The Guilty
- The Man Who Feels No Pain
- White Blood
For more information of the 3rd IFFAM, please browse the official website: http://www.iffamacao.com