Macau Film Festival Project Market Reveals Four Winning Directors

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A part of the IFFAM Industry Hub, the Project Market showcased 14 film projects, half of which were by female directors.

The 3rd International Film Festival & Awards?Macao (IFFAM) Project Market announced winners of four prizes totaling $40,000.

Macau-born director Tracy Choi's Lost Paradise won the Best Project Award; Argentine director Tamae Garateguy's Dogman received the Creative Excellence Award; Singapore director He Shuming's Ajooma was presented with the Best Co-production Award; and Wonderland, by director Chao Koi Wang from Macau, took the Macao Spirit Award.

The awards were chosen by a three-person jury comprising film director and screenwriter Evan Louis Katz, veteran film producer and investor Philip Lee and film industry training expert Jane Williams.

The IFFAM Project Market was a part of the IFFAM Industry Hub. This year, it showcased 14 film projects, half of which were by female directors, and brought together the filmmakers and industry figures to discuss potential partnerships. 

The IFFAM Industry Hub also included the newly launched Work-in-Progress (WIP) Presentations, which aimed to help projects in postproduction to find funding and distribution and film festival screening opportunities, and the Macao Forum, which hosted roundtable discussions on themes including "The Crazy Rich Asians Effect" and "Independent Distribution: A Reality Check." Over 240 film industry professionals from 31 countries and regions attended the IFFAM Industry Hub this year.