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IFFAM takes part in Fantastic 7 initiative in Cannes for Second Year

International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), jointly organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office and the Macau Films & Television Productions and Culture Association, is pleased to be participating for a second year in Fantastic 7, a Cannes Market initiative has taken place online this year during June 22 to 26.


“Foreign Cop” director, Maxim Bessmertny present the film inspiration in Fantastic 7.


An initiative of the Marché du Film, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and international expert Bernardo Bergeret, Fantastic 7 presents seven “fantastic” genre projects from seven different festivals and fosters emerging talents and connects them with potential business partners by creating a privileged space for dialogue and exchange.


Director of Macao Government Tourism Office and President of the Organizing Committee of IFFAM Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes,

and Artistic Director Mike Goodridge on the red carpet at the 4 th IFFAM..


IFFAM joins Sitges, Bucheon International Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, SXSW South by Southwest and Toronto International Film Festival in the festival lineup. Each festival endorsed a project which has been presented during a pitching session held on June 24 at the Marché du Film Online. Furthermore, professionals interested in the projects will organize meetings with project creators in speed meetings on June 26.


3.IFFAM showcase Macao start-up film project “Foreign Cop” at Fantastic 7.


“Foreign Cop” producer, Jorge Cordeiro dos Santos was invited to the 2019 IFFAM Project Market.


“Foreign Cop” is set in the 1980 Macau.


Maxim Bessmertny and Jorge Cordeiro dos Santos introduce “Foreign Cop” in the 2019 IFFAM Industry Hub.


IFFAM this year had put forward the local Macao project Foreign Cop directed by Maxim Bessmertny and produced by Bessmertny and Jorge Cordeiro dos Santos. This crime thriller, currently in development, is set in 1980 Macao where gangsters, cabaret dancers, and slot machines coexist in an exciting atmosphere of neon lights, kitsch architecture and early consumer electronics. A private investigator Mendonza who arrives in the city from Portugal to catch the robbers that dared to perform a casino heist in the city’s memory, brutally killing loyal casino employee.

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