Veteran film festival curator and director, Marco Müller, is set to launch a new festival in Macau in January, aiming to connect filmmakers and producers from Europe, Asia and Macau. 

The Asia-Europe International Youth Film Festival will provide opportunities for young, emerging filmmakers to engage with the production and sales industries behind arthouse cinema in Europe and various parts of Asia.

Scheduled from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, Müller regards the festival in Macau as an open door for fostering exchanges within the city’s thriving film industry. In an exclusive interview with the Times, the film veteran described the festival’s aim to be  an “international switch” for different regions to collaborate on producing and promoting film productions by young filmmakers. 

The festival will open with Ning Hao’s The Movie Emperor starring Andy Lau.