Regional film festival to be held in Taipei Saturday

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Image taken from The Road to Mandalay Facebook

Image taken from The Road to Mandalay Facebook

Taipei, Aug. 29 (CNA) The 2018 Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF) will take place in Taipei Saturday, drawing the participation of top actors from 18 countries in the region.

The big stars expected to attend the annual event include Kai Ko (柯震東), Janine Chang (張鈞甯) and Rainie Yang (楊丞琳) of Taiwan; Ray Lui (呂良偉), Christy Chung (鍾麗緹) and Daniel Chan (陳曉東) of Hong Kong; Pikotaro and Mikio Osawa of Japan; and Chanon Santinatornkul of Thailand, as well as celebrities from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

The Taiwanese movie "the Road to Mandalay," directed by Midi Z. (趙德胤) and co-starring Kai Ko and Wu Ke-xi (吳可熙‬), has been nominated for eight awards, including best film.

In that category, it will be competing against Thailand's "Bad Genius," Australia's "Lion," and Indonesia's "Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts," each of which has earned seven nominations.

"Respeto," produced in the Philippines, has been nominated in six of the festival's 18 categories.

Vivian Dawson (錦榮) and Candy Yang (楊小黎) will be the hosts on the red carpet, while the award ceremony will be hosted by David Wu (吳大維) and Sandy Wu (吳珊儒).

The APFF will be broadcast live on TVBS-G and streamed live on myVideo.

(By Chiang Pei-ling and Flor Wang)

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