"HIKAYAT MERONG MAHAWANGSA" WINS BEST FILM AWARD

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PUTRAJAYA, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- The Film "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa" was

selected as the best film at the 24th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 24) held at

the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here tonight.

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim

presented the trophy and cash prize of RM25,000 to the film director, Yusry

Abdul Halim.

Syamsul Yusof won the best director award for his film "KL Gangster".

Meanwhile, Siti Shahreza or better known as Eja won the best female actress

award for her role in the film "Janin" while Shaheizy Sam won the best male

actor award for his role in the film "Kongsi".

The best supporting actress award went to Faezah Elai, who acted in the film

"Cun" while the best male supporting actor award was won by Sbofi Jikan who

acted in the film "KL Gangster".

In addition, the film "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa" won the best original

musical score category (Edry Abd Halim), best costume (Rosada Abdul Hamid), best

cinematography (Mohd Noor Mohd Kassim), best art direction (Annuar Paharudin/

Kek Ting Lam).

The film "KL Gangster" also won the box-office film category, best editing

category (Syamsul Yusof/ Hishan Jupri), best sound effect (Hisham Jupri/ Rizal

Ashereff) and best screenplay (Syamsul Yusof).

The film "Libas" won the best original script award while Tan Sri Jins

Shamsuddin received the lifetime achievement award and Datuk Michelle Yeoh

received the outstanding achievement award.

-- BERNAMA

KHL MB AO

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