Q   Is there a gathering for industry delegates?

A Since its inception in 2016, Macao Forum has been an event where industry delegates gather in closed sessions, and to furthermore deliberate key issues of the current film business in a concluding Forum Presentation that is open to all badge holders.

Three groups of 4 to 5 industry professionals – paired in different areas of specialty – spend 40 minutes discussing their assigned topics around a table that’s chaired by a table host. Each delegate is reassigned to a different group and table every 40 minutes while the hosts stay put. The sessions occur behind closed doors.

Q Where is the MAIN venue for IFFAM?

A The Cultural Centre. Founded in 1999, it has several venues open for Macau audience providing quality programmes, such as performances, conferences, exhibitions, among other projects.

With a total area of 45.000 m², it includes a building with an area of 11.920 m² with 5 floors, including a complex with two auditoria.

The complex is composed of two venues for performances: The Grand Auditorium, with capacity for 1,076 spectators and the Small Auditorium for smaller shows and movies, with 389 seats. Both halls have simultaneous interpretation booths, as well as the most sophisticated sound and light systems.

Some sections of IFFAM are shown at Macao Tower, Cinematheque Passion and The Old Court Building.

Q   Who is the organizer?

A Macao Government Tourism Office. In accordance with Macau Special Administrative Region Government’s strategy of positioning and developing Macau as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, the Tourism Office serves as the public entity responsible for implementing, analysing and assisting in formulating the tourism policies of the Macau SAR to enhance Macau’s reputation as a quality destination. MGTO promotes Macau’s tourism products and services not only in the leading and emerging tourism markets but also evaluates and seeks to develop potential markets to attract diverse visitor sources for Macau.

Q What are the activities this year?

A  In Conversation with Juliette Binoche on Dec 9th and Kim Yong-Hwa Masterclass on Dec 7th. Kim is also the Founder of an acclaimed VFX company, Dexter Studios and the company has worked on the big Asian films such as “The Taking of Tiger Mountain”, “The Monkey King”, “Kung Fu Yoga” and “Along with the Gods” franchise. Juliette Binoche will first talk about her career with festival director Mike Goodridge and then award-winning Chinese director Diao Yinan will join her on stage to discuss the relationship between actor and director.

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