The 3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) unveiled Dec. 8 at the Macao Cultural Centre with no less than Oscar winner Nicolas cage in attendance.
The other celebrities who came were Hu Bing, Niu Liyan, Lin Po-Jui, Cheng Hung-Chien, Wan Xuebing, Irene Wan, Kathy Yuen, Wilfred Lau, Jeana Ho, Jing Ci and Hanna Chan.
The opening performance of the 3rd IFFAM featured a musical created by a team of local talent. Hong Kong TV show hosts Jerry Lam and Scarlett Wong hosted the event.
Opening Film “Green Book” starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali is about a bouncer and a black pianist on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Southern United States in the 1960s.
The event was also graced international film festival figures including Director of Copenhagen Pix Film Festival Jacob Neiiendam; Director of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Tiina Lokk; Director of Sydney Film Festival, Nashen Moodley; Artistic Director of Chicago International Film Festival, Mimi Plauché; Director of Busan International Film Festival, Jay Jeon; Creative Director of Mumbai International Film Festival, Smriti Kiran, and director of the film series “Along with the Gods” and IFFAM Ambassador of the year, Kim Yong-Hwa.
IFFAM runs till Dec. 14 and presents over 50 films under the theme “A New Avenue to the World of Films.” Today, the IFFAM Industry Hub will be attended by over 240 film industry professionals from 31 countries and regions.