The 2nd International Film Festival & Awards - Macao Concludes Successfully
The week-long 2nd International Film Festival & Awards - Macao (IFFAM) was concluded successfully at the Macao Cultural Centre on December 14.
The IFFAM this year featured ten films under the International Competition, the awards bestowed were selected by the international jury including President Laurent Cantet, Joan Chen, Jessica Hausner, Lawrence Osborne and Royston Tan.
Highlights of Red Carpet
The closing ceremony of the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards – Macao was star-studded with celebrities including the renowned action star Donnie Yen, Actress in Focus Michelle Yeoh, Golden Horse Best Actress winner Kara Wai, famous Chinese actor and actress couple Du Jiang and Huo Siyan and their son Du Yuqi, and acclaimed Thai actor Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying. The distinguished stars were joined by Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and President of the IFFAM Organizing Committee, Alvin Chau, Executive Vice President of the IFFAM Organizing Committee and President of Macau Films & Television Productions and Culture Association (MFTPA), and Paco Wong, Managing Director of Sun Entertainment Culture Limited.
List of Award Winners
- Best Film: “Hunting Season”
- Jury Prize: “Wrath of Silence”
- Best Director: Xavier Legrand for “Custody”
- Best Actor: Song Yang for “Wrath of Silence”
- Best Actress: Jessie Bukley for “Beast”
- Best New Young Actor: Thomas Gioria for “Custody”
- Best Screenplay: “Foxtrot”
- Best Technical Contribution: Benjamin Kracun for “Beast”
- Macao Audience Choice Award: “Borg McEnroe”
- Asian Blockbuster Film 2017: “Wolf Warrior 2”
- NETPAC Award: “Angelas Wear White”
- Variety Asian Stars: Up Next Award: Celina Jade (Hong Kong/US), Ludi Lin (Mainland China/Canada), Piolo Pascual (the Philippines), Rajkummar Rao (India), Shioli Kutsuna (Japan), Chutimon Cheungcharoensukying (Thailand) and Ahn Seo-Hyeon (South Korea)
- International Star of Year: Donnie Yen
- Career Achievement Award: Udo Keir
- Macau East-West Actor of the Year Award: Jeremy Renner
In this edition of IFFAM, 48 international films will be screened throughout the sections of Competition, Gala, Flying Daggers, Best of Fest Panorama, Crossfire, Special Presentation, Actress in Focus, etc. More extraordinary films will be brought to the public in the IFFAM next year. Stay tuned!