The star studded event is held to establish cooperation and networking among the top players in the Asean film industry
Sarawak Tourism and Housing Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg said the biennial event also would once again feature Malaysian-born actress Michelle Yeoh who won the first AIFFA Lifetime Achievement Award during AIFFA 2013.
“AIFFA received recognition from all 10 Asean member countries’ tourism ministers. The festival has been officially endorsed by the Asean secretariat, Malaysian government and state government as the film festival for the region.
“AIFFA 2015 will be attended by 150 Asean and international film makers and 200 celebrities from Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, Myanmar and China,” he told a press conference here today.
Abang Johari said the film festival was among steps taken towards the realisation of the establishment of the Asean Community by year’s end.
“AIFFA is also an effective platform for expanding cooperation and networking among various players in Asean film industry,” he said.
AIFFA 2015 will kick off with the Biz World Film Seminar & Exhibition at the Sarawak Tourism Complex here, Movies in the Rainforest (a 12-hour movie marathon screened at the Sarawak Cultural Village near here and AIFFA 2015 Gala Dinner and Awards.