Published on : Monday, September 30, 2019
The 4th International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (referred to as “IFFAM” or the “Film Festival”) will be staged from 5th to 10th December this year. As an annual international event in Macao, the Film Festival will continue to push forward the development of Macao’s film, cultural and creative industries, enhance exchange opportunities with international movies as well as unveil a wider landscape for development of cultural and artistic platforms, tourism and other fields. Following the announcement of featuring best actress in Chinese cinema, Carina Lau, as the first Talent Ambassador of this year’s IFFAM earlier, the IFFAM Organizing Committee announced today (30th September) the appointment of Kim Jun-myeon (Suho), leader of the popular Korean boy band EXO, as Talent Ambassador as well, adding to the strong line-up for the 4th edition of IFFAM.
Suho is a widely-acclaimed artist in Korea and around the world. As a singer, he and other EXO members have reached the pinnacles of success with their outstanding accomplishments in the Korean and Asian world of modern music. His radiant talents have also extended into musicals, TV dramas and movies in recent years. He starred as the male lead in Korean TV drama Rich Man (2018), as well as in films One Way Trip (2016) and Middle School Girl A (2018), among his other impressive works. His dazzling portrayal mesmerized audiences and he was invited to promote different film festivals as their ambassador. All in all, his brilliant performances consolidated his status as a rising star in the TV and film circle.
Suho expressed his delight to become a Talent Ambassador for the 4th IFFAM. He stated that he will work hard to encourage individuals to relate to and be inspired by great movies.
The International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao celebrates the extraordinary contributions of filmmakers to the Asian film world and pays special tribute to classic film works, while enhancing the experience Macao has to offer as an international city and showing to the world the city’s diverse new dynamic of the cultural and creative development.
In this edition of IFFAM, famous Hong Kong Director Peter Chan will be Jury President of the Competition; acclaimed best actress of Chinese films, Carina Lau, and famous Korean star Suho will be Talent Ambassadors; Wang Xiaoshuai (China), Kim Yong-Hwa (Korea) and Karan Johar (India) will be Festival Ambassadors.
In addition, the Film Festival will feature a new competition “Shorts” this year, whereas five new accolades including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress will be conferred to commend prominent filmmakers of Chinese films in “New Chinese Cinema”.
Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Macau Films & Television Productions and Culture Association (MFTPA), the Film Festival is committed to become a major gathering for international filmmakers to enhance cultural exchange, while putting forward Asian film talent and film works onto the global stage. Many eminent film stars were invited to join IFFAM as Talent Ambassadors in the past editions, including (in chronological order) Jang Keun-Suk, Rhydian Vaughan, Jeremy Renner, Donnie Yen, Miriam Yeung, Doh Kyung-Soo (D.O.), Nicolas Cage, Aaron Kwok and Lim Yoon A.