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"Bunohan" triumphs at FFM25

Writer: Dzamira Dzafri


Dain Iskandar Said accepts the award for Best Visual Art for his film "Bunohan"

28 Feb – With the special "Celebrating Silver Gold inspire' theme, the 25th Filem Festival Malaysia (FFM 25) kicked off at South Circle, eCurve Mutiara Damansara just last night, 27 February 2013 with the works of art from local filmmakers officiated by YB Dato' Joseph Salang.

The National Film Development Corporation (FINAS), had organised the Malaysia Film Festival 25 (FFM25) event and will continue to do so with the rest of the festival will take place with a much grander scale this Saturday at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

The 'Gemilang Cipta' Awards Night featured the winners of the nominees for the 11 categories, including many wins for the movie "Bunohan", a drama action film directed by Dain Iskandar Said.

"Bunohan" won three awards for Best Sound Effects, Best Visual Art and Best Original Music Score by Tan Yan Wei.

Tan Yan Wei's award was received by a representative, who stated during his speech that the composer had passed away four days after creating the score.

Accepting the award for Best New Director was Syafiq Yusof who directed "SAM", and NorZaidi Abdul Rahman whom accepted the award for Best Theme Song, on his work for the popular "Ombak Rindu" track.


Syafiq Yusof (middle) accepts his Best New Director award from Dato Joseph Salang (left).

Here are the 11 winners from FFM25 Gemilang Cipta Awards Night:

Best Poster: "Seefood"
Costume/Clothing Designer: Hasnan Yaacob, "29 Februari"
Best Child Actor: Tee Jing Chen, "Hantu Gangster"
Best Theme Song: NurZaidi Abdul Rahman, "Ombak Rindu"
Best Sound Design: Raja Ahmad Shaidaley and Imaginex Studios, "Bunohan"
Best Visual Art: Dain Iskandar Said, "Bunohan"
Best New Director: Shafiq Yusof, "SAM"
Best Short Film: Reservoir Production, "Sanzaru"
Best Animated Film: The One Academy, "Ninja Vs. Pirate"
Best Original Score: Tan Yan Wei, "Bunohan"
Special Award for Behind The Scenes Enthusiast (Anugerah Penggiat Belakang Tabir): Lim Kew Hwa


Cinema Online, 28 February 2013

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