This article seems to imply that Susuk received 8 nominations because I am on the jury of the same film festival.
Full disclosure: I am indeed on the jury.
But for the categories of short films and documentaries.
And I can assure you that I did not have anything to do with the five finalists in both categories. For documentaries, they are: Making The Cut, The Woodsmiths, Kami Yang Disyaki, Restoring Merdeka and The Perak Man. And for shorts, they are: Hasrat, Tiffin, Burp, Eyefinger and Kopitiam Kurang Manis.
I had nothing to do with the feature-film jury (and don't even know who some of them are).