Action star Steven Seagal in Kuching for AIFFA 2019

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  • Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Steven Seagal arrives at Kuching on April 24. Photo: Facebook/Sarawak Tourism Board

Action star Steven Seagal is in Kuching, Sarawak, for this year's Asean International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) according to a post on the Sarawak Tourism Board Facebook page. The biennial festival initiated by Sarawak in 2013 will take place from April 25-27.

The 67-year-old American actor, best known for films like Under Siege (1992) and Above The Law (1988), is said to make a special appearance at the festival.

During the three-day festival, Seagal will be joining filmmakers, screenwriters and actors from 10 Asean countries. It's reported that jazz queen Sheila Majid and Asia’s Got Talent hosts Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez as some of the festival's guests.

Other than a meeting point for all the creative talents, films from the Asean region will be given awards in 16 categories during the AIFFA 2019 Gala Night on April 27.

At each festival too, a special award is given out to an international star. The past winners of Asean Inspiration Award include Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan. In 2013, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh received the Lifetime Achievement Award.


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