The International Film Festival & Awards Macao on Sunday signed twin agreements with institutions in Shanghai.
The Iffam, which is building towards its fourth edition in December, struck a collaboration agreement with the Shanghai International Film Festival. Separately, it is solidifying an existing informal arrangement with the Shanghai Film Art Academy
concerning an exchange of students — Macau
film makers Tracy Choi
and Harriet Wong are already participating in this year’s Shanghai’s Siff Next activities. Signatures were put to both pacts on stage in Shanghai.
At the same event, Peter Chan Ho-sun, a leading director from Hong Kong, who has increasingly made his career in mainland China, was named as president of Iffam’s 2019 jury. The judges will decide the winners of the festival’s competition for first and second films.
“The high quality of (Chan’s) Pan-Asian films has stimulated the development of the Asian film industry in general.