Presented by Mimi Plauché, Sunny Joseph and Marco Martins, jury members from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC), the NETPAC Award went to “Suburban Birds”.
The Asian Blockbuster Film 2018 went to “Crazy Rich Asians”. The Variety Asian Star: Up Next Award went to five actors and actresses as follows: Anne Curtis, Iqbaal Ramadhan, Zaira Wasim, Xana Tang and Ryan Zheng Kai.
This year 14 films, beneficiaries of the Local View Power project, were divided between three public screening sessions during IFFAM.
In the prize-giving ceremony held last Friday, “The Melancholy of Gods” by Lei Cheok Mei was presented the Jury Prize for Best Film while “Halfway” by Ng Ka Lon received the Special Mention.