The upcoming ‘ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards 2017’ (AIFFA) has announced 16 award categories which will be presented during the AIFFA 2017 Gala Night on 6th May 2017, at the Kuching Amphitheatre, Sarawak.
AIFFA 2017, which aimed to further art and craft of ASEAN filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and artiste who use the language of film to tell the story, has received over 100 ASEAN films, including two Sarawakian films for the competition.
The award categories, which include Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director of Photography, Best Screenplay, and more, recognise those who have made excellent contributions in front and behind the scenes.
Moreover, the festival introduces the inaugural ‘Young Cuts Sarawak Youth Short Film Education & Competition’ which is held from now until end of April 2017, for aspiring Sarawakian filmmakers aged 18 to 25 to take part in.
“The State Government is keen to develop filmmaking as a promising way for the youth in Sarawak to contribute to the development in the state. Hence, I’m very pleased that AIFFA provides a platform for Sarawakian filmmakers to show their skills and cinematic visions through AIFFA,” said YB Datuk John Sikie Tayai, Assistant Minister of Arts and Culture, Sarawak.
The film submission to the biennial event is open until 28th February 2017, and the shortlisted features for the award as well as the winners for the short film competition will be announced during AIFFA’s opening night on 4th May 2016.
Full List of AIFFA 2017 Award Categories:
Best Picture (Action)
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Picture (Comedy)
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Film Editing
Best Director of Photography
ASEAN Inspiration Award
ASEAN Spirit Award
Special Jury Award
Lifetime Achievement Award