Thursday, March 30, 2017

Asean International Film Festival Award - All set for the night

KUCHING: The biennial Asean International Film Festival Award (Aiffa) 2017 from May 4 to 6 have kicked off a series of exciting events and activities up till the big night.

Aiffa is in its third edition and all the 10 Asean countries will be taking part in the festival.

Aiffa festival director Livan Tajang said the organiser would promote the event through exhibitions and press conferences in Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok and Manila.

“We are receiving film entries now and this will be up for competition during the festival.

“We are talking to accomplished filmmakers and students of film as well as engaging partnership with international and regional film community and local business people,” she said at a press conference.

Café crawl, which is informal talks by local and international filmmakers, will be conducted at three selected cafes in Kuching from May 4 to 6. Film chats and screenings are among activities to be held during the sessions. This event is open to public.

“These are the people who moved beyond Asean region and win awards internationally.

Now they contribute by educating other Asean filmmakers.

“We would like to groom aspiring filmmakers so that they can become professionals.

“We also want to provide a platform for the younger people to learn more about films,” Livan said

Besides film festival and awards, the public will be treated to free public screening of movies at the Godown amphitheatre Waterfront Kuching, on weekends next month.