YASMINE the movie officially premiered in Hawaii, United States on November 1 and has been nominated for the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Yasmine was screened in Honolulu from November 1 to 3 and again on November 8 under the New Frontiers Program section, sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation of Islamic Art and the Doris Duke’s Shangri La.
Director Siti Kamaluddin attended the screening alongside producer Khairuddin Kamaluddin. Aside from the award ceremony, she will also be attending roadshows and school visits in Honolulu to talk about her first feature film.
The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) was founded by Jeanette Paulson in 1981 and she was the founding director of HIFF until 1996. Today, HIFF is a premiere cinematic event in the Pacific and annually attracts more than 70,000 film enthusiasts from around the world. Since its inception, more than 950,000 people from across the world have shared HIFF film screenings and insights.
Founded in 1990, the NETPAC is an international not- for- profit organisation dedicated to promoting Asian films throughout the world. The prestigious NETPAC Award is given at selected international film festivals to promote Asian Cinema by spotlighting exceptional works and discovering new talent. HIFF is the only film festival in North America given permission to present the NETPAC Award.