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Jude Day, Festival Director — Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival

The Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (KKIFF) runs September 17 – 25 in 2022. Founder and festival director Jude Day got on Zoom with me, to talk about what’s coming up.

Interview with Jude Day

I was going to write a long post, but Jude is so effervescent, her passion for film and the people that write and make them just bubbles over — I couldn’t let that go! So it’s ended up in video format. Here’s the KKIFF website, and their Facebook page which has loads of great posters! If you’re reading this in Kota Kinabalu, maybe I’ll be going to see some of these with you! 🍿

I’m going to be at KKIFF repping for our film Jacks, written and directed by Joel Stephen Fleming. It’s the first film on ‘Variety Night’, the night of short films! Jude said in the video that we will have a Q&A right after Jacks finishes. Right!

My friend Yap Keng Vui is in a Sabahan film called The Sight of Borneo Kirin, and another mate Chris Pereira is the official photographer for KKIFF. How awesome is that! They are all creatives in several fields and we will catch up with the SabahSongs musos and hang out in Chris’ sound studio. So plenty of blogging about film and music in Sabah coming up!

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About Joanna

Joanna is British Australian. She worked mainly in financial news in London. In her forties she moved to her parents’ birthplace, Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, where she became a pianist in a hotel and wrote a blog about musicians. The blog became a book before Joanna came to Australia in 2012. In this blog she writes mostly about music, gardening, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.

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