The National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) has officially opened the curtains to the 28th edition of Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 28) last night by announcing 10 award winners at FINAS Studio Sound Stage.
Ola Bola, which garnered 14 nominations swept three awards for Best Costume Design (Elaine Ng and Weng Shum), Best Original Music Score (Onn San and Alex San), and Best Original Theme Song (Arena Cahaya by Zee Avi and Rendra Zawawi).
Whereas Imaginex Studios, which dominated the Best Sound Stage nomination, took home the trophy for their work on Munafik, Syamsul Yusof’s critically acclaimed horror film.
This year’s Behind-the-Scenes Advocate award was presented to a 76-year-old veteran film crew member, Mohd Noor Tagaya for his contribution in the film industry.
The 21 remaining categories will be presented tomorrow, on 3rd September at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The award night will be screened live on Astro Ria and Astro Ria HD.
Full list of FFM28 Opening Night winners:
Best Costume Design
Ola Bola - Elaine Ng & Weng Shum
Best Art Direction
Huat the Fish - Wong Jee Meng & Nick Wong
Best Visual Effects
Cicakman 3 - Yusry Abdul Halim
Best Sound Stage
Munafik - Imaginex Studios Sdn Bhd
Best Original Music Score
Ola Bola - Onn San & Alex San
Best Original Theme Song
Ola Bola - Zee Avi & Rendra Zawawi (Arena Cahaya)
Best Short Animation
Ejen Ali - Wau Animation
Best Short Film
RM10 - Entropy Studios Sdn Bhd
Best Documentary Film
Boat People - Dosfellas Sdn Bhd
Behind-the-Scenes Advocate Award
Mohd Noor Tagaya
Behind-the-Screen Advocate Award
Best Sound Stage Award Recipient
Best Original Music Score Award Recipient
Best Costume Award Recipient
Best Short Animation Award Recipient
Best Visual Effects Award Recipient
Best Original Theme Song Award Recipient
Best Short Film Award Recipient