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Malaysian International Film Festival Launches with Hong Kong's Lorna Tee and New York Critic Dennis Lim At Helm

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 21, 2012 at 11:44AM

A new film festival is launching in Asia, reports Screen. Malaysia National Film Development Corp (FINAS) is launching a film festival and market which will be held in Kuala Lumpur in November.
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Dennis Lim
Dennis Lim
Lorna Tee
Lorna Tee

A new film festival is launching in Asia, reports Screen. Malaysia National Film Development Corp (FINAS) is launching a film festival and market which will be held in Kuala Lumpur in November.

Congrats to the two Malaysians at the helm: Lorna Tee, a Hong Kong producer is the new director, and New York film critic Dennis Lim is the artistic director. He contributes frequently to the New York Times and L.A. Times, teaches at NYU, and served his term on the rotating selection committee of the New York Film Festival, replaced this year by Amy Taubin.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.