Tuesday, August 5, 2008

BEST FILM - My Predictions for FFM21

28 Julai 2008

UTUSAN MALAYSIA by ABD AZIZ ITAR

Jelas Nancie, pihak Jawatankuasa Penjurian FFM21 turut bersetuju untuk menambah baik kaedah-kaedah yang telah dikemukakan oleh Dr. Naim itu berdasarkan matlamat festival tersebut yang bertujuan mengangkat martabat industri perfileman tanah air.

“Antaranya, kami akan masukkan lima elemen penting yang akan diguna pakai oleh juri sebelum mereka sebulat suara mengangkat sesebuah filem mengungguli kategori Filem Terbaik.

“Elemen patriotisme, kasih sayang, nilai budaya setempat dan unsur pengajaran adalah diwajibkan dalam sesebuah filem itu sebelum ia diangkat sebagai Filem Terbaik festival kali ini,” ujarnya.

Kategori Filem Terbaik yang menawarkan hadiah wang tunai lebih RM25,000 itu tentunya memperlihatkan persaingan yang mungkin agak kurang setara kerana ada sesetengah filem tidak banyak mengetengahkan elemen-elemen tersebut.

Sebagai contohnya, filem Wayang arahan Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan dikatakan mempunyai banyak unsur pengajaran, nilai-nilai seni serta budaya, kasih sayang dan unsur patriotisme terhadap penjagaan persembahan wayang kulit daripada pupus di negara ini.

Namun, bagaimana pula halnya dengan filem-filem lain yang cuma sekadar memaparkan kegilaan muda-mudi terhadap trend kehidupan semasa ataupun filem-filem hantu dan komedi yang cuma sekadar membawakan unsur-unsur ringan?

Beliau mengakui terlalu susah untuk memuaskan hati semua orang dalam satu masa. Cuma dengan adanya kaedah penjurian yang lebih spesifik serta konsep tertentu maka matlamat untuk mencari Filem Terbaik akan lebih jelas.

With all of this so called "CRITERIA" then it would be pretty much an easy task to narrow down who might bring home the coveted title of the year for BEST FILM. But normally if you were to view other film festivals their best films are based on these two categories. BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST ORIGINAL STORY. Who are nominated for these two categories?

Best Screenplay

Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan (Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan) (Wayang)
Mohamad Bin Mohd Khalid (Mamat Khalid) (Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang )
Abdul Rahmad Ahmad (Ara) Nik Samira Nik Md Mustaffa (Mira Mustaffa) (Sepi)
Osman Ali (Osman Ali) (Anak Halal)
Gerald Hans Isaac (Hans Isaac) (CUCI)

Best Original Story

Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan (Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan) (Wayang)
Mohamad Bin Mohd Khalid (Mamat Khalid) (Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang )
Abdul Rahmad Ahmad (Ara) Nik Samira Nik Md Mustaffa (Mira Mustaffa) (Sepi)
Osman Ali (Osman Ali) (Anak Halal)
Subash A/L Manokaran (M. Subash) (Pensil)

Looking at this, 4 films have automatically made their way in the running for BESTI FILM which is WAYANG, KALA MALAM BULAN MENGAMBANG, ANAK HALAL and SEPI . But if you were to refer back to their so called "CRITERIA" of PATRIOTIC ELEMENT, LOVE, MORAL VALUES & LESSON TO BE LEARNT, a certain film might be snubbed for the final list which is SEPI! The film SEPI lacks one of the important "CRITERIA" required for best film, PATRIOTISM!The same thing happened to MUKHSIN last year when it was snubbed in the end by THE RED KEBAYA when it had no nominations at all for BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST ORIGINAL STORY.

So as of now we have 3 finalist whom i think will make it on the BEST FILM nomination. Now, what about the other two? Well let's view again the list who else has received most nominations throughout the entire Film Festival.

1. ANAK HALAL (12 nominations)
2. KALA MALAM BULAN MENGAMBANG (11 nominations)
3. WAYANG (11 nominations)
4. 1957 HATI MALAYA (9 nominations)
5. SUSUK (8 nominations)
6. EVOLUSI KL DRIFT (5 nominations)
7. PENSIL (5 nominations)
8. SEPI (5 nominations)
9. CONGKAK (4 nominations)
10. KAYANGAN (4 nominations)

Out of these 10, 3 have made it for my BEST FILM list which are highlighted in YELLOW. Out of the remaining 7, there are CLEARLY only 2 films left that fulfill the so called "CRITERIA" required for BEST FILM which are 1957: HATI MALAYA & PENSIL.

PENSIL
is a contender since it received a nomination for BEST ORIGINAL STORY. But 1957: HATI MALAYA will make it to the list SNUB-BING SEPI since it has all 5 criteria's for BEST FILM required this year.

My list are based on the LOGICS of the situation and how it normally goes. These are only mere predictions from someone such as myself who has so much time to actually try and decipher who might make it for BEST FILM. I am just your average guy who is passionate about FILM. So if you were to ask me these would make it to the end.





1 comment:

Hidney said...

1957 hati malaya is my choice. closely followed by sepi.