Susuk has received eight nominations for the upcoming Festival Filem Malaysia.
The nominees are:
Best Actor (Adlin Aman Ramlie)
Best Cinematography (Daven Raghavan)
Best Music Score (Hardesh Singh)
Best Production Design (Kek Ting Lam)
Best Sound Design (Add Audio)
Most Promising Actress (Diana Rafar)
Best Costume Design (Mohd Zaini Abdul Rahman)
Best Poster (yes!)
Unfortunately the film could not be nominated in 4 key categories: Story, Screenplay, Directing and Editing because the FFM rules state that the nominees have to be Malaysian citizens. My co-writer and co-director Naeim Ghalili is American, and our editor Zalee is Singaporean. Similarly, Sepi this year and Cinta last year could not be nominated for Best Director because Kabir Bhatia is Indian.
Oh well. Congratulations to all the nominees! The results will be announced Saturday night.