Malaysia Micro Film Competition Searches for New Filmmakers

Published by Amzar Anizam @ 31/03/2016

From left to right: Dato' Mike Loh, Mr. Wen Tien-Hsiang, and Dato' Kamil Othman

Malaysia Micro Film Competition (MMFC) embarked on a search for new filmmakers nationwide in an effort to provide a platform for youths to progress in the film industry and encourage local film productions to compete in both local and international market.

The chosen theme for this competition is ‘Multiculturalism,’ in order to promote cultural awareness and spread the message of unity amongst Malaysians. The competition is open to the public and hopes to build a bridge of mutual understanding for all people from different backgrounds.

Dato' Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS said, "MMFC is a highly significant move to discover new talents in the filmmaking industry. In this regard, FINAS encourages and fully supports such talent development programmes and we also hope to see more great collaborations with higher learning institutions in the future."

“We also have a Mobile Category where aspiring filmmakers can use their mobile phone to produce a movie. We hope MMFC will be able to showcase local Malaysian talents to potential investors of the multimedia and communication industry in both local and international market,” said Dato’ Mike Loh, Organising Chairman of MMFF.

Hosted by StarMode Entertainment, the MMFC Media Campaign was launched by Dato' Kamil Othman at Snips College of Creative Arts (SCCA) recently. The event was also attended by Mr. Wen Tien-Hsiang, CEO of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival; Jaufan, renowned Taiwanese film director; Mdm. Joanne Tien, Director of Taipei Representative Office; Mr. Benjamin Ee, Vice President of ASEAN Retail-Chains & Franchise Federation (ARFF); and others.

The micro films will be judged by heavyweights from the local film industry, whereby 15 shortlisted entries will be invited to the final round to compete for the ‘Best Film Award’. Applicants can download the entry form at www.facebook.com/groups/MMFC2016.