22 Nov – Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) has named Brillante Mendoza as its head jury for the 2nd Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA).
"We are extremely honoured that Mr. Mendoza has accepted our offer to be president of the MGGA 2018 jury," said Joanne Goh, Managing Director of MIFFest and MGGA, in a statement.
"Mr. Mendoza is a leading light of Southeast Asian cinema. His gritty, powerful socially-conscious films are proof that cinema can play a vital role in illuminating and eliminating the social ills that plague our modern societies."
The Filipino filmmaker will lead a jury panel made up of five other renowned Asian filmmakers: Tran Anh Hung (director, "Eternity"), Patrick Tam (director, "After This Our Exile"), Lee Lieh (actor, producer, "Jump Ashin!"), Suhasini Maniratnam (actor, writer, director, "Bandhana") and Malaysia's own Dain Iskandar Said (director, "Interchange").