The 4th “Macao International Film Festival & Awards Ceremony” brought in hundreds of international directors, film stars, film industry professionals and other guests from around the world. Screenings included more than 50 full-length films, 6 short films and 10 regular films to compete for 5 awards in the international competition, and 7 for Xinhua.
On the star-studded red carpet, guests included Adriyanto Dewo and Fyzal, Boulifa, Jose Rodriguez, Rodd Rathjen, Putri Ayudya, Yi Xi Qianxi, Zhang Hanyu, Zhou Dongyu, Yu Dong, Gan Guoliang, Liu Weiqiang, Zeng Guoxiang, and Wang Jiajia. In addition, a group of local film professionals in Macau such as Xu Xinxian, Chen Shangshi, Laojiao , Hua Tianliang, and Li Jiayi, also appeared. “Star ambassadors” Juliette Binoche and Carina Lau came to the stage one after another. Huang Qingxun, the director of the closing film “Mellow Man”, led Guo Fucheng, Yang Qianyi, Zhang Daming and Bao Qijing on the red carpet.
In his speech, Wen Qihua, chairman of the Film Festival Preparatory Committee, said that movies can travel for a hundred years in a few minutes; they can tell real people many things, and they can make a lot of sense; they can make the audience laugh, and they can make the audience cry. This is the power of movies. She continued that the festival took 6 days to share with the audience the hard work of more than 50 filmmakers around the world, and witnessed the new film project actively prepared by the production team through the “film industry exchange meeting”.
Star ambassador Jin Junmian (SUHO), film ambassador Jin Ronghua, and focus film actor Zhou Dongyu won prizes.