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Anne Curtis awarded by Variety, Macau film fest as rising Asian talent

/ 01:16 PM December 17, 2018

After “Buybust” earned her recognition in the international scene this year, Anne Curtis has been honored with an award from American publication Variety and a Macau film festival.

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The Asian Star: Up Next award is given by Variety with the International Film Festival and Awards – Macao to honor five talents in Asia. The ceremony was held at the Macao Cultural Center in Macau, China last Dec. 15. 

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In Variety‘s report about the awardees last Friday, Dec. 14, Curtis was cited for her work this year in films “Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story)” and “Buybust” which both screened at the New York Asian Film Festival this year.

The other four awardees where Chinese-Vietnamese actress Xana Tang, Chinese star Zheng Kai, Indonesian actor Iqbaal Ramadhan and Indian actress Zaira Wasim.

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【密切留意 跨越亞洲:明日之星2018 得獎直擊!】 「跨越亞洲:明日之星」由 IFFAM 與美國最權威電影雜誌之一《Variety》合辦,獲獎者均為亞洲影壇中最耀眼的新人!我們將在今日影展的頒獎典禮上現場直擊,採訪各得獎者的得獎感受!密切留意影展Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iffamacao/ ,搶先觀看IG直播,見證亞洲新星誕生! . 【Asian Stars: Up Next Award 2018 Live – Stay Tuned!】 Presented by IFFAM and one of US’s most recognized film magazine Variety, the Asian Stars: Up Next Award is awarded only to the most prominent new talents of the year! We will interview the awardees live today at the award ceremony, stay tuned to IFFAM Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iffamacao/ and witness the birth of next generation stars! . #IFFAM #IFFAM2018 #第三屆澳門國際影展暨頒獎典禮 #Macao #Variety #AsianStarsUpNext

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Last Saturday, Dec. 15, Curtis posted a picture of her in a black deep V-neck terno gown while holding her award on the steps of the cultural center.

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Still not over it. Thank you again @variety Asia for the recognition as one of the Asian Stars Up Next of 2018 ⭐️ This will continue to inspire me to do my best in my chosen craft, pursue my biggest dreams and hopefully inspire others to do so too. As I said in my short speech, I dedicate this to all the Filipino filmmakers and actors who continue to work hard to make films that are not only appreciated by our fellow pinoys but also appreciated by the global audience. PHILIPPINES REPRESENT! 🇵🇭 @iffamacao thank you for graciously hosting us albeit short, it was definitely the sweetest 24 hours! ❤️ #iffamacao #iffam2018

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“This will continue to inspire me to do my best in my chosen craft, pursue my biggest dreams and hopefully inspire others to do so too,” she said.  “I dedicate this to all the Filipino filmmakers and actors who continue to work hard to make films that are not only appreciated by our fellow Pinoys but also appreciated by the global audience.”

In the first Asian Star: Up Next awards last year, Piolo Pascual was honored for his work in TV and film, as well as for his roles in Lav Diaz films’ “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” (2016) and this year’s “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw”. JB

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