24 Oct – The 8th edition of the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) is arriving soon, and we Malaysians have another reason to be excited about it.
Two of our award-winning local movies, "You Mean the World to Me" and "Redha", have been selected to be showcased at the annual event.
To be screened along with 30 other feature films from over 10 Southeast Asian countries, "You Mean the World to Me" tells the story of Sunny who returns to his hometown in an attempt to make a movie about his family.
The recent 29th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM29) saw the Saw Teong Hin-helmed movie winning three awards in the form of Best Screenplay (Saw Teong Hin), Best Musical Score (David Koon) and Most Promising Actor (John Tan).
Critically-acclaimed "Redha", which details the heart-warming struggles of raising an autistic child, also doesn't lose out at the same aforementioned awards show, bagging four wins: Best Actor (Nam Ron), Most Promising Actress (June Lojong), Best Child Actor (Harith Haziq) and Most Promising Director (Tunku Mona Riza).
"Redha" was also chosen as Malaysia's pick for the 89th Academy Awards held earlier this year.
More than just a film festival, the LPFF also provides an avenue for rising filmmakers to gain new ideas and support to be their own media makers.
This year's Luang Prabang Film Festival will take place in Laos from 8 till 13 December 2017.