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Macau film makers gain international exposure

Ben Blaschke
Written by Ben Blaschke

The Macau film industry’s “generation next” has been granted a rare opportunity to show their skills to the world with a short film produced by 12 local participants screened at last week’s prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) Future Film Festival 2017.

“Reunion” is the result of a partnership project between the 1st International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) Organizing Committee and the BFI. The partnership aims to provide professional film shooting and production training for young people who aspire to devote themselves to the film industry in Macau.

Open to 16 to 25 year olds, the BFI Future Film Festival 2017 is considered the most important film industry festival for young filmmakers in the UK.

“Reunion” depicts the main character coming to Macau to commemorate his deceased girlfriend. He subsequently tours the city recalling memories with his girlfriend.

Matt Brown, BFI representative of the academy project, said, “We’re thrilled to be screening “Reunion” as part of the Future Film Festival. The young film makers of Macau have exceeded my expectations and it’s been a genuine privilege to lead this project of the BFI in partnership with IFFAM.”

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