International Film Festival & Awards, Macao

The first International Film Festival & Awards Macao took place on December 8-13. Premier handled international publicity for the Festival and had a team of five on the ground during the Festival itself and further support back in London.

The inaugural edition opened with the Asian premiere of Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) directed by Angelin Preljocal and Valérie Müller and sought to showcase the best of Asian and international cinema. Alongside the 54 feature films shown during the Festival, there were masterclasses with Hollywood producer Gianni Nunnari and Academy award winning director Tom McCarthy, and a strong industry programme.