2017-06-24 16:45:12[UPDATES]

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Malaysia's 'Shuttle Life' snares three top new talent movie awards

 

By Liza Li

Malaysian film “Shuttle Life” by director Tan Seng Kiat was acclaimed as Best Film at the Asian New Talent Awards ceremony. Pic by CFP

 

Malaysian film “Shuttle Life” by director Tan Seng Kiat was acclaimed as Best Film at the Asian New Talent Awards ceremony last night at Daning Theatre.

 

It was a successful night for the movie drama about how the poor survive in diversity, also winning Best Actor and Best Cinematographer awards.

 

The Best Director award went to Takumi Saitoh for “Blank 13.”

 

Chinese screenwriter Wang Qiang won the Best Script Writer award for the film “Sunshine that Can Move Mountains.” 

 

Wang, also the film's director, said he was “very happy" to win the award. 

 

“I would like to thank a veteran screenwriter Shi Jianquan who put a lot of effort into this screenplay. He was my mentor in the 2016 CFDG Young Director Support Program,” Wang said in accepting the prize.

 

The Best Actress award went to Israeli star Adwa Bolle for “Beneath the Silence.”

 

Jack Tan from Malaysia won Best Actor award for his performance in “Shuttle Life” and Chen Ko-Chin from China Taiwan won Best Cinematographer award for the same film.

 

The international jury panel for this year’s awards included Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai (jury president), Chinese cinematographer Dong Jingsong, American producer Michael J. Werner and China Taiwan actor Hsiao-chuan Chang. 

 

The Best Actress award went to Israeli star Adwa Bolle for “Beneath the Silence.” Pic by CFP

 

Jack Tan from Malaysia won Best Actor award. Pic by CFP

 

 

Chinese screenwriter Wang Qiang won the Best Script Writer award for the film “Sunshine that Can Move Mountains.” Pic by CFP

 
 

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