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"Songlap" & "Bunohan" rule FFM25

Writer: Ng Suzhen


The fight is on for the best in the field.

20 Feb – Two of 2011's critically-received local films, "Songlap" and "Bunohan", are set to compete for the Best Film award on 2 March 2013 in Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), where the 25th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM) will be held.

"Songlap" received 14 nominations in total, with 6 for Creative Awards and 8 for Prime awards while "Bunohan" was nominated for 13, with 5 for Creative Awards and 8 for Prime Awards.


Shaheizy Sam and Sara Ali in "Songlap".

A total of five films are in the running, with fellow 2011 release, "Ombak Rindu", and 2012 films "S.A.M." and "29 Februari" rounding up the nominees.

"Songlap" and "Bunohan" will first compete at the Creative Awards, which will be held on a separate date, on 27 February 2013 at eCurve Damansara.

The lists of nominees are as below:

Prime Awards:
Best Film

1. "Bunohan"
2. "Songlap"
3. "Ombak Rindu"
4. "S.A.M."
5. "29 Februari"

Best Non-Malay Film
1. "Seefood"
2. "Kepong Gangster"
3. "Ah Beng The Movie: Three Wishes"
4. "Petaling Street Warriors"
5. "Ghost Buddies"

Best Director
1. Dain Said ("Bunohan")
2. Effende Mazlan / Fariza Azlina Ishak ("Songlap")
3. Syafiq Yusof ("S.A.M.")
4. Osman Ali ("Ombak Rindu")
5. Saw Teong Hin ("Hoore! Hoore!")

Best Actor
1. Faizal Hussein ("Bunohan")
2. Pekin Ibrahim ("Bunohan")
3. Zahiril Adzim ("Bunohan")
4. Shaheizy Sam ("S.A.M.")
5. Shaheizy Sam ("Songlap")

Best Actress
1. Maya Karin ("Ombak Rindu")
2. Sara Ali ("Songlap")
3. Vanidah Imran ("Untuk Tiga Hari")
4. Nadiya Nisaa' ("Jiwa Taiko")
5. Farah Nazirah ("Hoore! Hoore!")

Best Cinematography
1. "Songlap"
2. "Ombak Rindu"
3. "Hoore! Hoore!"
4. "Misteri Jalan Lama"
5. "29 Februari"

Best Screen Performance
1. Songlap
2. Bunohan
3. Untuk Tiga Hari
4. 29 Februari
5. Seefood

Best Original Story
1. "Bunohan"
2. "Songlap"
3. "Hantu Gangster"
4. "8 Jam"
5. "Misteri Jalan Lama"

Best Editing
1. "29 Februari"
2. "Songlap"
3. "Hoore! Hoore"
4. "S.A.M."
5. "Hantu Kapcai"

Best Original Music Score
1. "Bunohan"
2. "Songlap"
3. "29 Februari"
4. "Hoore! Hoore!"
5. "Misteri Jalan Lama"

Creative Awards:
Best Short Film

1. "Strangers"
2. "Guang"
3. "Sanzaru"
4. "Pasport Ekspres"
5. "Leman"

Best Animation
1. "The Best Recipe"
2. "Tooth"
3. "Fruitema-Kepala Tua & Lampu Ajaib"
4. "Ninja VS Pirate"
5. "Toi-Toi"

Most Promising Director
1. Syafiq Yusof ("S.A.M.")
2. Ghaz Abu Bakar ("Hantu Kapcai")
3. Nizam Zakaria ("Cinta Kura-Kura")
4. Goh Aun Hoe ("Seefood")
5. Teng Bee ("Kepong Gangster")

Best Supporting Actor
1. Amerul Affendi ("Bunohan")
2. Husyairi Hussain ("Bunohan")
3. Bront Palarae ("Jiwa Taiko")
4. Syafie Naswip ("Songlap")
5. Omar Abdullah ("Songlap")

Best Supporting Actress
1. Normah Damanhuri ("Songlap")
2. Lisa Surihani ("Ombak Rindu")
3. Fauziah Nawi ("Hoore Hoore")
4. Nabila Huda ("Jalan Kembali")
5. Lana Nordin ("Chow Kit")

Best Theme Song
1. "Jagalah Diri" ("29 Februari")
2. "Idola" ("Hoore! Hoore!")
3. "Ombak Rindu" ("Ombak Rindu")
4. "We Are Gangster" ("Hantu Gangster")
5. "Pencinta Terbaik" ("Cinta Kura Kura")
6. "7 Petala Cinta" ("7 Petala Cinta")

Most Promising Actor
1. Izzue Islam ("29 Februari")
2. Akim Ahmad ("Hoore! Hoore!")
3. Hazami Azmi ("Apa Celop Toqq")
4. Shahrizal Jaszle ("Azura")
5. Iedil Putra ("Ngorat")

Most Promising Actress
1. Farah Nazirah ("Hoore! Hoore!")
2. Jojo Goh ("29 Februari")
3. Neelofa ("Azura")
4. Mon Ryanti ("Keramat")
5. Shima Anuar ("Sumpahan Keramat")

Best Child Actor
1. Muhammad Izzam Shafiq ("Chow Kit")
2. Nadzirah Rosi ("Chow Kit")
3. Tee Jing Chen ("Hantu Gangster")
4. Muhammad Naim Daniel Baharin ("29 Februari")
5. Afiq Izzudin ("Alamak Toyol")

Cinema Online, 20 February 2013

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