BRUNEI’S most anticipated film has been awarded ‘Best Asian Film’ at the Swiss-based Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) on Saturday, July 12.
‘Yasmine’ Director, Siti Kamaluddin went to Neuchatel, Switzerland, on the July 7, without expectations of winning.
After the announcement Siti said, “I am truly grateful and honoured to have this recognition for our Brunei film ‘Yasmine’. I hope to be making more films soon and I look forward to coming back to the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival in the future. It is great to bring back this award for Brunei.”
While at Neuchatel, Siti Kamaluddin attended several talks and presentations from other directors including George R R Martin’s ‘New Worlds of Fantasy’ masterclass. The screening of ‘Yasmine’ took place on Wednesday, July 9, and Saturday, July 11.
“It’s really incredible to bring ‘Yasmine’ here (Neuchatel). The audience and the organisers of NIFFF have been incredible. I feel grateful and honoured to be able to bring something positive like a film from Brunei to the world stage,” said Siti.
Just over a month away to its release date, there is no slowing down for the ‘Yasmine’ media campaign.
Lead actress, Liyana Yus, and supporting actress, Nadiah Wahid are in Jakarta, Indonesia for the ‘Yasmine roadshow’. The Bruneian actresses alongside actor Roy Sungkono of Indonesia will be visiting schools across the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, until August 20.
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The Brunei Times
Mon, 14 July 2014