‘Divisive’ film awards panned

  • Nation
  • Friday, 05 Aug 2016

Nominated film: A scene from the film ‘Jagat’. (Inset) Kamil.

PETALING JAYA: A decision by the National Film Development Cor­poration Malaysia (Finas) and Malaysia Film Producers Associa­tion (PFM) to create separate categories for Bahasa Malaysia and non-Bahasa movies in the upcoming Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) has ruffled many feathers, especially among screenwriters and movie fans.

Screenwriters Association of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (Penulis) president Alfie Palermo questioned the decision for the “divisive categories”.

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