Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Asian Festival of 1st Films (AFFF) announces nominees

Singapore, 18 October 2006 – Come 25th October and Asia’s prestigious film festival for first-time filmmakers, the Asian Festival of 1st Films (AFFF), will announce nominations for the second year of the festival.

In September, an international selection committee made up of eminent filmmakers, producers and directors including Alex Law (Hong Kong), Kunal Kohli (India), Raymond Lee (Philippines), Daw Ming Lee (Taiwan) and Sirkka Moeller (UK) congregated in Singapore and watched over 300 hours of film and documentaries and selected the nominees for AFFF 2006.

Out of 330 entries from 60 countries, the selection committee nominated 22 films and documentaries from across the world including China, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and USA.

The nominated films will vie for the prestigious awards in 9 categories, which will be screened at the festival. Categories include Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Best Script/Screenplay, Best Cinematographer or Editor, Best Documentary, Best Director (Documentary).

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