IFFAM – Project Market kicks off with 14 projects participating, two from Macau

The 4th International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) Project Market will take place starting from today until Sunday, December 8.

Maxim Bessmertny’s crime-thriller about a detective solving mysteries, Investigator Mendonza, and The Fortune Tower, a comedy-drama from Harriet, Wong Teng Teng, are the two projects stemming from Macau.

Projects include supernatural revenge thriller Nocebo from Irish director Lorcan Finnegan, who’s Vivarium was in Cannes Critic’s Week this year; as well as The Day and Night of Brahma, a new family drama by South African director Sheetal Magan, whose short Paraya was presented in Cannes Directors Fortnight.

Other highly anticipated project is Uk Kei, a journey of self-discovery by Portuguese director Leonor Teles, the youngest director ever to have won the Golden Bear for best short at the Berlinale in 2016.

The 14 projects participating as Project Market entries will be contending for four cash awards: Best Project Award, Best Co-Production Award, Creative Excellence Award and Macau Spirit Award. 

The three-person jury – Eric Khoo, Film Director (Singapore), Matthijs Wouter Knol, Berlinale EFM Director (Germany), and Shozo Ichiyama, Producer/ CEO of Kino International (Japan) – will meet with the 14 projects to determine the Award Winners over the course of project meetings, from December 7 to 8.

By Cláudia Aranda