The Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
(KKIFF) 2019 celebrates its 10th anniversary
with international and regional film screenings, talks, workshops and training courses for emerging filmmakers.
This year an award winning German film “In The Aisles”
will be screened as a part of the festival programme. Georg Zengerling
, a German documentary filmmaker, has been invited to be one of the mentors in the Sabah Filmmaking Course, an 8-day hands on, intensive filmmaking training course for young Malaysian filmmakers. Georg Zengerling works mainly for documentaries as Director of Photography and post-production supervisor which include the highly acclaimed The Forecaster – The Story of Martin Armstrong (2014) and the award-winning film The Promise (2016) which was screened at the KKIFF in 2017.
These are the main festival events:
Provides an opportunity for independent regional filmmakers to screen new work. CINEBALU also carries the festival’s tradition to screen international films and this year, an award winning German film “In The Aisle” will make a Malaysian premier screening at the festival.
In the Aisles / In den Gängen
Dir.: Thomas Stuber | colour | 125 min | Germany | 2018
MBO Imago Mall, Kota Kinabalu
Friday, 13 September at 9:15pm
Christian has a new job as a warehouse worker in the drinks department of a wholesale store – a world that is barred from the customers. This world would be unbearably monotonous, if there wouldn’t be the colleagues, the hope to be moved up to a forklift driver someday and Marion from the sweets department, who Christian falls deeply in love with. When he got to know that Marion was already married, his whole world breaks down. Bruno, the elder forklift driver and Christian’s fatherly friend is not able to help him out – and suddenly he disappears.
- German Screenplay Award 2015, Best Screenplay by Thomas Stuber and Clemens Meyer
- German Film Prize 2018, Best Male Performance by Franz Rogowski
- Gilde-Film Award, Best Film in Competition at the Berlinale 2018
- FIPRESCI-Award 2018
A short film competition for filmmakers from ASEAN, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republic of Korea. The themes for the four categories of short films in PESTA10 are based around the idea of celebration, which is what PESTA means in Malay, and reflects the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the KKIFF.
SABAH FILMMAKING COURSE
An 8-day hands-on and intensive training course for young Malaysian filmmakers who will need to plan, shoot, edit and present a short film during the festival closing ceremony. In this program German documentary filmmaker Georg Zengerling will participate as one of the key mentors who will be working very closely with the participants throughout the entire production phases from concept development, scripting, pre-production, shooting and post production.
SABAH PITCHING TRAINING & AWARDS
This 2-day workshop is open to documentary filmmakers from the ASEAN region, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republic of Korea. Participants will learn how to pitch their feature length documentary film project and make a pitch to a panel of juries, which consist of festival programmers, funders and producers. The director of the Goethe-Institut Malaysia Rolf Stehle will also take part as one of the panel juries.
This festival is organized by the Kinabalu Film Association Sabah and supported by the Goethe-Institut Malaysia.