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Malaysia Proves Its Talents in Hollywood’s “Destruction Los Angeles” Film

Samentha James

Despite being a Hollywood film shot entirely in Los Angeles, the team behind Destruction Los Angeles made the decision on showing the one-day-only worldwide premiere right here in Golden Screen Cinemas, Tropicana City Mall, Kuala Lumpur on September 20, 2017.

Award-winning Director, Jess Teong, Shares What to Expect in Her Upcoming Sequel

Samentha James

As we venture further into this era of modernisation, the gap between the young and old grows even more apparent. Technology seems to have taken place of actual human connection and we are all too caught up in the race to worldly success to realise it. This is the exact premise...

ConnectASIA 2017 Open Doors to New Opportunities beyond the Typical Studios and Distribution Channels

Samentha James

ConnectASIA 2017, a two-day B2B event which commenced on September 14, is a specially curated event for Malaysian Film and TV industry audio-visual as well as content creation professionals.

MIFFest Short Film Competition 2018 Returns with a New Public Award Category

Samentha James

The Malaysian International Film Festival (MIFF) Short Film Competition is finally here and local independent filmmakers as well as budding filmmakers now have the opportunity to showcase their talents via this international platform.

Sasbadi Inks MoU with Animasia for Chuck Chicken’s Global Publishing Rights

Ainul Ghani

Sasbadi Holdings Berhad (Sasbadi), the nation’s education solutions provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Animasia Studio Sdn Bhd to collaborate on the studio’s Chuck Chicken. The award-winning animated TV series has received global popularity where...

Malaysian singer-actress Sinje Lee to be the Face of MIFFest and MGGA, For the Second Time

Samentha James

Well-known Malaysian singer-actress, SinJe Lee, will be the ambassador for the 2nd Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and Malaysian Golden Global Awards 2018 (MGGA), for the second consecutive year, as announced during the official launching of MIFFest and MGGA...

The Kid from the Big Apple 2 Novel Launches At BookFest Malaysia

Samentha James

Odonata Publishing Sdn Bhd recently held an official announcement of The Kid from the Big Apple 2: Before We Forget for its Chinese and English movie novel at BookFest Malaysia on June 26, 2017 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Malaysian Actor, Bront Palarae to Star in Tagalog Horror Anthology Series

Samentha James

Malaysian actor, Bront Palarae is set to star in Bradley Liew’s upcoming horror anthology series, Daddy’s Home – the actor’s first ever Tagalog-language role.

iflix Inks Multi-year Output Deal with Skop Productions and Viper Studios

Amzar Anizam

iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets signed a first-look multi-year output deal with Skop Productions Group (Skop) and Viper Studios Sdn Bhd, as part of its new localised content plans.

tonton Partners Top YouTuber, JinnyboyTV to Produce First Online Movie

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s first and largest over-the-top (OTT) service owned by Media Prima Berhad, tonton announced a collaboration with local top YouTuber, JinnyboyTV to produce its first online movie, at the tonton VIP first anniversary celebration in Kuala Lumpur on 18th April 2017.

Bront Palarae to Star in the Remake of Classic Indonesian Horror Film, Pengabdi Setan

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian award-winning actor, Bront Palarae is set to star in Joko Anwar’s upcoming remake of classic Indonesian horror film, Pengabdi Setan.

Inaugural SEAShorts Film Festival to Feature Over 100 Short Films from Southeast Asia

Amzar Anizam

The first SEAShorts film festival, which is set to feature over 100 short films from Southeast Asia will take place from 11th to 14th May 2017 at Findars Art Gallery and Lostgens’ Contemporary Art Space in Kuala Lumpur.

PROFIMA Launches Inaugural ‘Festival Filem Krew Malaysia’

Amirin Arsyan

Professional Film Workers Association of Malaysia (Persatuan Pekerja Profesional Filem Malaysia (PROFIMA)) launched the inaugural Festival Filem Krew Malaysia 2017 (KREWFEST2017) together with an award night, Malam Gala Anugerah PROFIMA 2017 (MGAP2017), which will be held in...

Henry Golding to Make His Acting Debut in Jon M. Chu’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian TV presenter, Henry Golding is set to make his acting debut along with Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh and American actress, Constance Wu in Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film, Crazy Rich Asians.

Maya Karin, Nasir Bilal Khan, Fauzi Nawawi, and Mawi Join Munafik 2

Amzar Anizam

Local award-winning actress and actors, Maya Karin, Nasir Bilal Khan, and Fauzi Nawawi along with singer Mawi have joined the cast of 'Munafik 2', a sequel to the box-office film, 'Munafik' by Syamsul Yusof.

Local Filmmaker, Michael Chuah to Direct Malaysia-China-HK Film, ‘The Apocalypse’

Amirin Arsyan

Local filmmaker, Michael Chuah is set to direct a Malaysia-China-Hong Kong co-production film titled, 'The Apocalypse' which is slated for international release in 2018.

‘The Iban Warrior’ Set to Screen in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore in March

Amirin Arsyan

Kanang Anak Langkau: The Iban Warrior, a patriotic film based on the true story of a national hero, Temenggung Datuk Kanang Anak Langkau is set to screen simultaneously in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore on 16th March 2017.

Bradley Liew’s Feature Debut, ‘Singing in Graveyards’ Wins Best Film at Malaysia Golden Global Awards

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian filmmaker, Bradley Liew garnered the coveted ‘Best Film’ trophy for his feature debut, Singing in Graveyards at the inaugural Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) held at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands on 5th March 2017.

Malaysia International Film Festival Kicks Off with a German Film, ‘Timm Thaler’

Amzar Anizam

The inaugural Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFEST) kicked off on 28th February 2017 at NU Sentral with a German film, Timm Thaler about a boy who trades his laughter to win any bet he makes.

Inspirational Film Based on a Malaysian Teacher, ‘Adiwiraku’ to Screen in March

Amzar Anizam

Adiwiraku, an independent film inspired by the true story of a local English teacher, Cheryl Ann Fernando is set to screen on 9th March 2017 nationwide.

Award-Winning Malaysia-Taiwan Documentary Film, Absent Without Leave to Premiere Online

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia-Taiwan documentary film, 'Absent Without Leave' which won the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival last year, is set to premiere online for free for Malaysian audience from 28th February to 5th March 2017.

ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards 2017 Announces Award Categories

Amzar Anizam

The upcoming ‘ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards 2017’ (AIFFA) has announced 16 award categories which will be presented during the AIFFA 2017 Gala Night on 6th May 2017, at the Kuching Amphitheatre, Sarawak.

Nora Danish Stars in the Sequel to Award-Winning Indonesian Film, ‘Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan 2’

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian actress, Nora Danish starred in the sequel to an award-winning Indonesian film, Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan.

10th KL Eco Film Festival Calls for Entries

Amirin Arsyan

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) has announced the call for entries for its tenth annual festival, set to be held from 23rd to 29th October 2017 at Black Box, Publika.

Malaysia International Film Festival Announces Screening Lineup and Films in Competition

Amzar Anizam

The first Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFEST) and Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) unveiled over 20 international and regional films as the festival’s screening lineup and films in competition.

Local Actress, Sarah Lian Wins Best Supporting Actress at LA Film Awards

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian actress, Sarah Lian won the Best Supporting Actress award at the recent Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA), for her role as Anna in a Hong Kong independent psychological thriller, Jasmine.

Malaysia-HK Film, Mrs K to Screen as Opening Film at 2017 Osaka Asian Film Festival

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia-Hong Kong film, Mrs K is set to screen as Opening Film at the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) this year.

42nd Pictures’ ‘Terbalik’ Shortlisted for 15th HK-Asia Film Financing Forum

Amzar Anizam

42nd Pictures’ upcoming film project, Terbalik (Upside Down) is shortlisted for the 15th HK-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), which is set to be held from 13th to 15th March 2017 at the HK Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Apollo Awards 2017 to Honour the Best in Production and Post-Production Across Asia Pacific

Amzar Anizam

Apollo Awards, an initiative by Singapore’s Contineo Media is set to honour the best in production and post-production across Asia Pacific.

MyDocs Camera and Sound Documentary Workshop to Feature Award-Winning German Filmmaker

Amzar Anizam

MyDocs in collaboration with Goethe Institute, is set to organise a camera and sound documentary workshop featuring award-winning German filmmaker, Marcus Vetter and director of photography, Georg Zengerling on 14th to 15th January 2016 at Content Malaysia Pitching Centre.

First Malaysia International Film Festival Announces Actress-Singer, SinJe Lee as the Official Ambassador

Amnani Fatin

Malaysian actress and singer, SinJe Lee was announced as the official ambassador for the inaugural Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFEST) and Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA).

Local Film by Three Directors, KL24: Zombies Premieres on YouTube

Amzar Anizam

Local indie film by three directors; James Lee, Gavin Yap and Shamaine Othman, KL24: Zombies premiered on YouTube on 8th January 2017.

‘Temuan Takdir’ Garners Double Awards at LA Film Festival 2016

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian film, Temuan Takdir (Meeting Fate), has been honored in two categories; ‘Best New Director’ for Dhyan Vimal and ‘Best Original Score’ by Krishinthen Shanmugam at the Los Angeles Film Festival in December 2016.

FINAS Awards Over RM2 Million Feature Film Incentive to 23 Local Production Companies

Amzar Anizam

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) awarded a total of RM2,111,245.20 Feature Film Incentive (Insentif Tayangan Filem Cereka) to 23 local production companies which produced 33 films this year.

‘Maravan’ Reigns Over Malaysian Indian Cine Awards with 10 Awards

Amzar Anizam

Local Tamil thriller, 'Maravan' reigned over the first Malaysian Indian Cine Awards (MiCA) with 10 honours, including the most coveted ‘Best Film’ category. The film also bagged the trophy for Most Popular Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Scriptwriter,...

TGV Cinemas Opens its 34th Cinema with the Largest IMAX Screen in Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

TGV Cinemas Sdn Bhd (TGV) launched its 34th cinema at Sunway Velocity mall with the country’s largest IMAX screen for a remarkably immersive cinematic experience.

'My Ba's Radio' Wins Two Awards at Panasonic Digital Short Film Competition

Amzar Anizam

Victor Chen’s 'My Ba's Radio' won 'Best Short Film' and 'Best Cinematography' award at the inaugural Panasonic Digital Short Film Competition (PDSFC) held at Malaysia Content Pitching Centre, together with the 7th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Malaysia (SSFFA).

Malaysia and Vietnam Garner Top Prize at Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market 2016

Amzar Anizam

ScreenSingapore, together with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association and Ties That Bind: Asia/Europe Producers Workshop, announced Terbalik (Malaysia) and Mamafia (Vietnam) as the top projects of the second Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market recently in...

Global Entrepreneurship Community’s ‘Creative Cluster Lab’ Explores Policies, Measures and Mechanisms for Collaborative Solutions

Mila Ismail

The inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Community (GEC); a global summit organised by Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) gathered above 100 industry players in the ‘Creative Cluster Lab’ to explore policies, measures and mechanisms for collaborative...

BoBoiBoy the Movie to Screen in Korea

Mila Ismail

Malaysia’s highest-grossing animation film, BoBoiBoy the Movie is set to debut in Korean cinemas next year. Animonsta Studios, the creator behind the animation revealed that they are currently working with Vision Plus Entertainment and Korean distributor, Boxoo Entertainment...

Arena Cahaya Wins Best Original Film Song at 53rd Golden Horse Awards

Mila Ismail

Ola Bola’s original soundtrack, Arena Cahaya by Zee Avi won the “Best Original Film Song” award at the recent 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan.

Interchange Continues its International Screening in Poland and Indonesia

Kretif Express Master

Dain Said’s supernatural noir film, Interchange is set to continue its international screening at the 10th Five Flavours Festival Asian Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland this week and the 11th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 29th November...

BMW Shorties Announces 12 Finalists

Mila Ismail

BMW Group Malaysia has announced the 12 finalists for the tenth edition of Malaysia’s most prestigious and established short film competition; BMW Shorties yesterday.

Primeworks Studios Set to Screen Three Blockbusters in 2017-2018

Mila Ismail

Primeworks Studios is set to screen three major blockbusters; J Revolusi, Pulang and Kau Takdirku in 2017-2018 as their tent-pole movies under the studio’s 'Asian Stories for the World’ initiative.

Local Young Filmmaker, Putri Purnama Sugua Receives the Asian Film Academy Scholarship

Mila Ismail

Local young filmmaker, Putri Purnama Sugua was chosen as the recipient of the most coveted Asian Film Academy Scholarship upon her graduation from the ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2016 filmmaking workshop recently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

KLEX 2016 to Introduce Contemporary Experimental Cinema and Music to Malaysian Audience

Mila Ismail

The Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video and Music Festival (KLEX) is back with its seventh edition, KLEX 2016: SPARK to introduce contemporary experimental cinema and music from the region and worldwide to the Malaysian audience, as well as to introduce works from Southeast...

Jess Teong Announces the Sequel to The Kid from the Big Apple, ‘Before We Forget’

Mila Ismail

Jess Teong has announced the sequel to her multi-award winning film, The Kid from the Big Apple titled Before We Forget, which will be screened by the end of next year.

Inaugural Iskandar Malaysia Shorties Competition Supports Aspiring Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

In conjunction with Iskandar Malaysia's 10th Anniversary this year, Iskandar Malaysia Studios and Iskandar Regional Development Authority are organising the inaugural Iskandar Malaysia Shorties Competition, which opens to all aspiring filmmakers with less than 3 years of...

Malaysia Appointed Guest Country for 15th Latin American Film Festival

Mila Ismail

Malaysia has been appointed as the guest country for the 15th Latin American Film Festival (LAFF). Organised by the ten Latin American Embassies in Malaysia and supported by FINAS, the annual festival will take place from 11th to 18th November 2016.

Upin & Ipin Jeng, Jeng, Jeng! Aims to Elevate the Malaysian Film Industry

Mila Ismail

Malaysian first live-action animated film, Upin & Ipin Jeng, Jeng, Jeng! aims to raise the country’s film industry with extraordinary quality in production.

AGNI Showdown 2016 Announces Winners for Nation’s First Tamil Short Film Competition

Mila Ismail

AGNI Showdown 2016, a competition to celebrate and encourage aspiring independent and student filmmakers among the Indian community, has announced the winners for the nation's first Tamil music video and short film competition.

Malaysian Film Projects Dominate the Shortlist for SEA Film Financing Project Market 2016

Mila Ismail

The second Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market has released its shortlist of promising feature-length projects, with Malaysian film projects dominating the list with five entries; Devoted, Sama Laut, Terbalik, The Flying Tiger and The Wave.

Dhaniyah Ridzuan's PSA, GAIA Bags Two Awards at KL Eco Film Fest 2016

Mila Ismail

Local emerging filmmaker, Dhaniyah Ridzuan took home two awards; ‘Best Public Service Announcement’ and ‘Young Film Maker’ awards for her public service announcement, GAIA at the 9th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest Award recently.

Malaysia-Japan Co-production, Pigeon Premieres in Tokyo

Mila Ismail

A Malaysian-Japanese co-production short film, Pigeon by local production house Greenlight Pictures and Japanese renowned director, Isao Yukisada is set to make its grand premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) 2016, as part of the festival's Asian Three-Fold...

Mamat Khalid’s ROCK BRO! Highlights the Reality of Malaysian Rock Scene in 1980s

Mila Ismail

Mamat Khalid’s third and last instalment of the ROCK! series; ROCK BRO! Kembali Ke Pangkal Jalan highlights the hard reality of 1980s rock era in Malaysia, faced by ‘Rimba Bara,’ a fictitious rock band that was famous in the late eighties.

Malaysian Companies Announce Multiple Deals Worth Over RM16 Million at MIPCOM 2016

Mila Ismail

Malaysian production companies; Primeworks Studios, Animasia Studio, Scubazoo, and Global Station announced multiple deals worth over RM16 million (US$4 million) at MIPCOM 2016, the world's leading entertainment content market in Cannes, France. The announcement was witnessed by...

Anugerah Skrin 2016 Announces Nominees, Introduces New Categories

Mila Ismail

Anugerah Skrin 2016 (ASK 2016) has announced the final nominees for the top awards, as well as introducing two new categories; Best Comedy Drama and Best Comedy Actor.

‪KKMM-FINAS Lead Malaysian Delegation of Over 40 Companies to MIPCOM 2016 ‪

Mila Ismail

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) Malaysia, together with the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) led the Malaysian delegation of over 40 creative companies including Primeworks Studios, Animasia Studio, Animonsta Studios, GOASEAN, Double Vision, and...

Dato' Kamil Othman Reinstated as the Vice President of Asian Film Commissions Network

Mila Ismail

Dato' Kamil Othman, Director General of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), has been re-elected as the Vice President of Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet).

'Polis Evo' Bags Gold Award at the 2016 PMAA Dragons of Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

Astro Shaw’s box office hits, 'Polis Evo' won the Gold Award in the ‘Best Entertainment Campaign’ category at the recent PMAA Dragons of Malaysia, organised by Promotion Marketing Awards of Asia (PMAA) at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Jagat Wins Big at the Kuala Lumpur Critics' Choice Award 2016

Amzar Anizam

Shanjhey Kumar Perumal’s critically-acclaimed film, Jagat won five out of eight categories in the Kuala Lumpur Critics' Choice Award 2016 (Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Lumpur 2016) including the coveted Best Film category.

Suraya Wins Best Film at Asian Youth Indie Film Festival 2016

Mila Ismail

Zulaikha Zakaria’s short film, Suraya won the ‘Best Film’ award at the second Asian Youth Indie Film Festival 2016 (AYYIF), held at Universiti Utara Malaysia on 8th October 2016.

DigiCon6 Malaysia Announces Winners, Shiroku Production to Represent Malaysia at DigiCon6 Asia

Amzar Anizam

Veedo, the host of DigiCon6 Malaysia, supported by MDEC announced five local winners for the short film competition. The winning short films will be forwarded to DigiCon6 Asia Award competition and the Gold Award winner will represent Malaysia in Japan to compete with the best...

Redha Goes for Oscar

Mila Ismail

Multiple award-winning film, Redha has been officially selected by FINAS through its International Film Festival Committee to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards next year.

Khairul Arifin's Interracial Love Story to Represent Malaysia at Raindance Film Festival in London

Mila Ismail

Local short film director, Khairul Arifin M Ajib will be representing Malaysia at the 24th Raindance Film Festival in London, United Kingdom with his interracial love story, My Lor Bak. Malaysia. Besides garnering the ‘Official Selection’ title, the short film will also...

MyDocs Seeks Filmmakers to Represent Malaysia at the ‘Asian Side of the Doc’

Mila Ismail

The Malaysian Documentary Association, MyDocs is on the lookout for local filmmakers to be a part of the delegation to represent Malaysia at the 7th edition of the Asian Side of the Doc International Market in Bangkok from 31st October to 3rd November 2016.

‘Interchange’ to Open the Curtain on 27th Singapore International Film Fest

Mila Ismail

Dain Said's Interchange is set to open the curtain on the 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) from 23rd November to 4th December 2016, making its Asian premiere.

‘BMW Shorties’ Returns, Unveils 'Journey' as the Theme to Commemorate its Decade-Long Milestone

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s most established and longest running short film competition, 'BMW Shorties' by BMW Group Malaysia returns for its 10th year, with the theme of ‘Journey’ to commemorate its decade-long milestone.

'The Journey' to Screen at Asia on Screen Film Festival 2016 in the Philippines

Amzar Anizam

Chiu Keng Guan’s award-winning film, 'The Journey' has been selected to screen at the third edition of Asia on Screen Film Festival in the Philippines which starts from today, 15th to 18th September 2016.

Maxis Rojak 360° Premieres the Fourth Film in the Series, 'Gading Merah' on YouTube

Amzar Anizam

Maxis Rojak 360°, Malaysia’s first 360-degree film series by five local award-winning storytellers premiered the fourth film in the series titled, 'Gading Merah' by Junad Mohd Nor on Maxis’ YouTube channel today.

MyDocs to Present the European Documentary Network Pitch Pilot Workshop

Amzar Anizam

MyDocs is set to present the European Documentary Network Pitch Pilot Workshop, a three-day event focusing on the development of pitching pilots (trailers), from 19th to 21st October 2016.

Chain-FX and Wau Animation Collaborate for Aliff Dalam 7 Dimensi’s Cutting-Edge Visual Effects

Amzar Anizam

Local award-winning creative studio, Chain-FX and CG animation studio, Wau Animation collaborated to create the visual effects for Astro Shaw’s latest action flick, Aliff Dalam 7 Dimensi.

'Jagat' Garners 8 Nominations for the Kuala Lumpur Critics’ Choice Awards 2016

Amzar Anizam

Jagat garnered eight nominations in six categories for the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 (Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Lumpur).

FFM 28 Celebrates New Directors

Mila Ismail

The recently concluded 28th Malaysian Film Festival held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, recognised the efforts of three new directors; Shanjhey Kumar Perumal with Jagat, Pekin Ibrahim with Mat Moto: Kami Mat Moto Bukan Mat Rempit, and Jess Teong with The Kid from the Big...

Munafik Sweeps 5 Categories at FFM 28, Including Best National Film

Amzar Anizam

Syamsul Yusof’s comeback film, Munafik swept five categories, including the coveted ‘Best National Film’ award at the 28th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM 28), held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 3rd September 2016.

FFM 28 Opening Night Announces 10 Award Winners

Mila Ismail

The National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) has officially opened the curtains to the 28th edition of Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 28) last night by announcing 10 award winners at FINAS Studio Sound Stage.

Zahiril Adzim Garners Best Actor Award at Russia's International Motivational Film Festival 2016

Mila Ismail

Malaysian actor, Zahiril Adzim garnered the Best Actor award or his role in Mohd Khairul Azri’s directorial debut, Pekak at the International Motivational Film Festival (IMFF) BRIDGE of ARTS in Rusia on 28th August 2016.

Two Young Filmmakers to Represent Malaysia at ‘ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator’ in Cambodia

Mila Ismail

Two young filmmakers, Putri Purnama Sugua and Kathy Tan have been selected to represent Malaysia at the upcoming ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator (FLY2016) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

‘Jagat’ Wins Buku Fixi's Best Film Poster Award

Mila Ismail

Buku Fixi today announced Shanjhey Kumar Perumal's directorial debut, Jagat as the winner for its unofficial Best Film Poster Award. The Tamil film’s poster was chosen over 104 other Malaysian films that were screened in local cinemas between 2015 until 30th June 2016.

'AGNI Showdown 2016' Nation’s First Tamil Music Video and Short Film Competition Calls Aspiring Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

Nation’s first Tamil music video and short film competition, 'AGNI Showdown 2016' calls for aspiring filmmakers to submit a five-minute short film, based on the theme of ‘hope’ or ‘inspire’ and a music video for locally produced Tamil songs.

FINAS Presents RM1.7 Million ‘Feature Film Incentive’ to 20 Local Production Houses

Amzar Anizam

FINAS presented a total of RM1,731,333.60 under the Feature Film Incentive (Insentif Tayangan Filem Cereka) to 20 local production houses which produced 28 films over the past year.

FINAS Establishes Southeast Asia’s First ‘Museum of Moving Image’

Amzar Anizam

FINAS today launched the first Museum of Moving Image (MOMI) in Southeast Asia at FINAS Petaling Jaya, as part of the agency’s Centre of Excellence (COE) initiative under RMK11.

Project Dialog to Organise Inaugural Pesta Filem Kita in Concurrent with Malaysia Day

Mila Ismail

Project Dialog in collaboration with National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and Pusat Kajian & Apresiasi Filem will be organising its inaugural Pesta Filem Kita. Held in concurrent with Malaysia Day, the event will take place on the 17th of September 2016 at...

Ramlee Awang Murshid’s Tombiruo to Be Adapted to the Silver Screen by Two Directors

Mila Ismail

Ramlee Awang Murshid’s bestselling thriller novel, Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba is set to be adapted to the silver screen by two directors; Nasir Jani and Seth Larney.

FFM 28 Announces Top 5 Nominees, Introduces New Categories

Mila Ismail

FINAS, in collaboration with Persatuan Penerbit Filem Malaysia (PFM) have announced the Top 5 nominees for the upcoming 28th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM 28) at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on 3rd August 2016.

Imaginex Studios Dominates the ‘Best Sound’ Category in FFM 28

Mila Ismail

Imaginex Studios, Malaysia’s audio production studio secured a stunning 4 out of 5 total nominations for the Best Sound (Penataan Bunyi Terbaik) category in the upcoming 28th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM 28).

FINAS Adds ‘Best National Film’ and ‘Best Malaysian Film’ Award Categories in FFM 28

Amzar Anizam

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) will be introducing Best National Film and Best Malaysian Film award categories in the upcoming 28th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM 28).

Freedom Film Fest 2016 Features Over 30 Local and International Documentaries and Short Films

Amzar Anizam

Freedom Film Festival, Malaysia’s annual human rights film festival returns on 20th to 27th August 2016 at PJ Live Arts, Petaling Jaya with over 30 local and international documentaries and short films.

Local Film Industry Veteran, Dato' Rosnani Jamil to Retire with Her Final Film, Mawar Putih

Mila Ismail

Local film industry veteran, Dato' Rosnani Jamil is set to bid farewell to the film industry with her last film, Mawar Putih. The film, which was directed and written by Dato' Rosnani herself, marks the end of her over 6 decades journey in Malaysia’s film industry.

42nd Pictures-Panasonic to Cultivate New Filmmakers with Digital Short Film Competition

Mila Ismail

Local production house, 42nd Pictures joins forces with electronic giant, Panasonic to cultivate the new generation of Malaysian filmmakers though the Panasonic Digital Short Film Competition (PDSFC).

Khairul Azri’s Directorial Debut, Pekak to Screen in September

Mila Ismail

Pekak; the first feature-length film by a short film director, Khairul Azri will make its theatrical release in local cinemas on 1st September 2016. Featuring star-studded lineups, including award-winning actors Zahiril Adzim and Sharifah Amani as the leading roles, Pekak is...

CCAM - SAAVA Collaborates for SAFF Project Market 2016

Mila Ismail

Creative Content Association Malaysia (CCAM) has announced its collaboration with Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA) for the upcoming Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market 2016.

Malaysian Director, Dharius Zulkefli Wins 'Best Editing' Award in New York

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian director, Dharius Zulkefli has scored the ‘Best Editing’ award for his short film, 'Kun Fayakun' at the United International Film Festival (UIFF) 2016 in New York, USA. Competing against 45 other titles from across the world, Kun Fayakun was presented the award at...

Malaysia Micro Film Competition 2016 Announces Its Winners

Mila Ismail

Snips College of Creative Arts and Starmode Entertainment have announced the winners of the inaugural Malaysia Micro Film Competition (MMFC) during the Gala Awards on 30th July 2016 at the Golden Screen Cinemas, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.

Bradley Liew’s First Feature Film ‘Singing in Graveyards’ to Compete in Venice

Mila Ismail

Singing in Graveyards, the first feature film by a Malaysian director, Bradley Liew has been chosen to compete in the 31st Venice International Film Critics’ Week in Venice, Italy.

Jess Teong’s Directorial Debut to Screen in Japan’s Aichi International Women's Film Festival

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian award-winning film and directorial debut by Jess Teong, 'The Kid from the Big Apple' will screen at the 17th instalment of Aichi International Women's Film Festival 2016 in Japan.

Local Indie Film 'Kerja Kahwin' to Represent Malaysia at Apchat International Film Fest in France

Mila Ismail

Malaysian independent film 'Kerja Kahwin' (A Very Malay Wedding) is set to represent Malaysia at the upcoming Apchat International Film Festival in Apchat, France. The film, which is Wayang Pondok Sdn Bhd's first production, will be opening the stage on 26th July 2016 during the...

‘Next New Wave Young Filmmakers Workshop’ Returns to Further Nurture Emerging Local Talents

Amzar Anizam

'Next New Wave Young Filmmakers Workshop,' initiated by FINAS and supported by Next New Wave return this year on 19th to 26th August 2016 to further focus on nurturing young and emerging filmmakers in Malaysia.

Dain Said’s ‘Interchange’ Makes Its Way to Festival del Film Locarno

Mila Ismail

Dain Said's highly anticipated third feature film, 'Interchange' will first greet the audience in Switzerland as it was selected to be screened at Festival del Film Locarno which will take place from 3rd to 13th August 2016.

KL Chinese TV and Film Association to Organise the Inaugural Malaysia and Taiwan Film Festival

Amzar Anizam

Kuala Lumpur Chinese TV and Film Association is set to organise the inaugural Malaysia and Taiwan Film Festival (MTFF) together with Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia from 19th to 27th July 2016.

Redha Brings Home Two Awards from World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016

Amzar Anizam

Tunku Mona Riza's directorial debut, 'Redha' took home two awards; Best Performance by an Actress and Grand Jury Prize from the recent World Premieres Film Festival Philippines (WPFF) 2016.

Redha to Represent Malaysia in World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016

Mila Ismail

Tunku Mona Riza's directorial debut, Redha has been selected to compete in the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines (WPFF) 2016. Organised by the Film Development Council Philippines in cooperation with the Cinematheque Centre Manila, the third installment of WPFF is slated...

FreedomFilmFestival 2016 Unveils the Winners of its Film Grant

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's annual human rights documentary film festival, FreedomFilmFestival (FFF) 2016 has announced the winners of its film grant for the documentary competition, which aimed to cast the spotlight on underrepresented human rights and public interest issues through the...

Jagat to make its North American Premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival 2016

Mila Ismail

Shanjhey Kumar Perumal’s debut feature film, Jagat (Brutal) is set to make its North American Premiere after it was selected to be screened at the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) 2016 which will be held from 22nd June to 9th July 2016 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center...

‘Upin & Ipin Jeng, Jeng, Jeng!’ to Debut as Malaysia's First Live-Action Animated Film

Amzar Anizam

Upin & Ipin Jeng, Jeng, Jeng! is set to make its way to the silver screen on November 2016 as the nation's first live-action animated film.

Award-Winning Filmmaker from Sabah Collaborates with the Dusun Community for Australian-based Documentary

Mila Ismail

Nadira Ilana, an independent filmmaker from Sabah who garnered the Best Human Rights Documentary at Freedom Film Festival 2012 through her political-historical documentary The Silent Riot, had collaborated with the Dusun community in Bongkud and Namaus villages in Ranau, Sabah...

FINAS and Karangkraf Cooperation in Developing the Local Creative Content

Amzar Anizam

FINAS and Karangkraf plan to work closely in developing the local creative content by discovering new writers and refining established authors. Recently, the agency and the publishing giant partnered with Kota Buku to organised the inaugural Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360.

SSM Short Film Initiative Addresses the Importance of Business Registration

Amzar Anizam

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) launched 2 short films titled, Telus and Tekad as an initiative to address the importance of business registration and services by the agency.

‪'Redha' to be Screened in Cannes

Amzar Anizam

'Redha' is set to be screened at Marche du Film 2016, the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival under the ‘Malaysia Goes to Cannes’ program on 17th May 2016, organised by FINAS and CCAM.

POSTAM’s International Masterclass in Filmcraft Unlocks Key Tips for the Perfect Pitch

Mila Ismail

Local filmmakers and members of the creative industry had a chance to learn the secrets of the perfect pitch during the International Masterclass in Filmcraft organised by POSTAM in association with FINAS.

Malaysia’s First Indie Zombie Film, KL24: ZOMBIES to be Backed by Webe

Mila Ismail

Three Malaysian directors; James Lee, Gavin Yap and Shamaine Othman has team up to produce the first-ever full-length local zombie feature film titled, KL24: ZOMBIES that will be backed by Webe; a one-of-a-kind crowd backing platform that is designed to enable Malaysians to...

GOASEAN Scores its 10th Award at the 37th Annual Telly Awards in US

Mila Ismail

GOASEAN, the world’s first ASEAN travel channel scored its 10th award in its first year of operation, by winning two awards at the recent 37th Annual Telly Awards; a premier award honouring the finest and ground-breaking film and video productions, outstanding local, regional,...

Chiu Keng Guan Aims to Attract New Audience in the Next Film

Amzar Anizam

Having produced two consecutive local smash hits loved by Malaysians, there is no denying the audiences' huge expectations on Chiu's next project. Hence, the director shared that he will try his best to exceed the crowd's expectation and at the same time, satisfy his own...

Short Film Isn’t Just a Calling Card, but a Snapshot to Your Talent

Amzar Anizam

As someone who made his name through short films; James Lee, an award-winning director strongly encourages aspiring filmmakers to kick-start their career with a short film as it is not just a calling card, but a snapshot to your talent besides being a proof of concept to the...

Malaysia Micro Film Competition Searches for New Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia Micro Film Competition 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.

XX Ray to Meet Fans After 20 Years through Third Sequel

Mila Ismail

Aziz M. Osman proves that art does not have any time limit with the third sequel for his first sci-fi film, XX Ray, 20 years after its last sequel.

The Kid from the Big Apple: From Silver Screen to Publishing

Mila Ismail

Following its success on the silver screen with RM3.5 million in box-office ticket sales, The Kid from the Big Apple hits another milestone through the official launch of its English novel, published by Alaf 21.

Theoretical and Practical Knowledge in Films are Key Elements to Generate International Box-Office Hits

Mila Ismail

ActionCut Print, a 3-day filmmaking seminar was launched as a strategic platform for local filmmakers to broaden their perspective and knowledge of film-making techniques, methodologies, and technologies through first-hand experience and training with Hollywood’s big names.

China Film Week Strengthens Ties between Malaysia and China’s Film Industry

Mila Ismail

The China Film Week, another FINAS initiative to build a rapport with the foreign market, solidifies the relationship between Malaysia and China’s film industry through collaborative efforts with China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the...

Malaysian Shorts 2016 to Feature Award-Winning Local Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia will present Malaysian Shorts 2016 featuring 4 award-winning local filmmakers; James Lee, Emir Ezwan, Dick Chua, and Gavin Yap at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on 25th March 2016.

The Imaginarium Studios Asia-Pacific to Amplify the Quality Content Creation in Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

The Imaginarium Studios, UK’s leading performance capture studio announced their expansion into the Asia-Pacific region supported by Rhizophora Ventures; a Malaysian-based company to create a centre of production excellence in the region.

FINAS to Host First China Film Week in Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

FINAS will be hosting the first China Film Week in Malaysia together with Film Bureau of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia from 21st to 25th March 2016 at GSC...

GOASEAN Attracts Global Buyers with its Original Travel Content at HK FILMART 2016

Mila Ismail

GOASEAN, Malaysia's multi-platform digital and broadcast travel channel has gained international TV programme buyers’ interest to distribute its original content productions at the Hong Kong FILMART 2016.

Malaysia Announces Content Partnerships Worth Over RM100 Million at HK Filmart 2016

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s top creative companies; Rhizophora Ventures, Asia Tropical Films, Film Kingdom Group, Paper Plane Image Studio, Evo Pictures and Animasia Studio announced their lucrative partnerships worth over RM100 Million combined at HK Filmart 2016, during the Malaysia...

Malaysian Producer, Bradley Liew Brings Home Paris Co-Production Village Award

Mila Ismail

Another Malaysian success story at the Hong Kong FILMART 2016; Malaysian producer Bradley Liew took home the Paris Co-Production Village Award with When the Waves are Gone.

More Entertainment's Brothers Wins HAF/Fox Chinese Film Development Award

Mila Ismail

Malaysian production studio, More Entertainment bagged a cash prize of HKD100,000 apart from landing a development contract with Fox, for their upcoming film Brothers as it was announced the winner for HAF/Fox Chinese Film Development Award at the Hong Kong FILMART 2016.

FINAS to Continue and Revise ‘Skim Wajib Tayang’

Mila Ismail

"We will not discontinue the Skim Wajib Tayang (Compulsory Screening Scheme)," stressed Zahrin Haji Aris, FINAS Skim Wajib Tayang’s President during a press conference held at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, to address the recent issue of the annulment of Skim Wajib...

MyDocs to Focus on Building a Strong Local Documentary Community

Mila Ismail

Malaysian Documentary Association (MyDocs) reveals that they are currently focusing on building a strong documentary community in Malaysia that has the knowledge and capability of producing high quality documentaries for local and international audiences.

FINAS to Support Telenovela Award 2015

Mila Ismail

FINAS will be supporting the National Book Development Foundation's (YPBN) latest effort, the Telenovela Award 2015.

The Kid From the Big Apple Sets Example for Nationalistic Film

Mila Ismail

“The Kid From the Big Apple is a great example of a good nationalistic film," said Dato’ Khusairi Abdul Talib, Chairman of FINAS on the award-winning movie during its gala premiere on 3rd March 2016.

Malaysia’s Greenlight Pictures to Co-Produce ‘Okinawa’ with Japan-Based Production Company, Odd Pictures

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's production house, Greenlight Pictures is co-producing a new short film titled, 'Okinawa' with a Japan-based film production house, Odd Pictures.

FINAS Knowledge-Sharing Session Educates Local Filmmakers to Pierce into the Global Market

Mila Ismail

FINAS invites Mr. Sridhar Sreekakula, an international film distributor with 30 years of experience in the global mainstream media, to educate local filmmakers on how to potentially pierce into the global film market with their local contents.

Good Storytelling Overcomes Language Barriers

Mila Ismail

Malaysian film directors; Bernard Chauly, Sandosh Kesavan, and Tan Chun Mui concluded that good storytelling overcomes language barriers in the local film industry, at the recent ‘Malaysian Films in the Context of Today's Community' seminar and forum held at the Content...

Malaysia's Film Kingdom Group to Work with HK Director Ko Chi Sum

Mila Ismail

Film Kingdom Group, Malaysia’s production and distribution company, is set to work with famous Hong Kong film director; actor; producer; and scriptwriter, Ko Chi Sum for its latest romantic-comedy film, tentatively titled Miss Sunshine.

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is in Talks to Collaborate with FINAS

Amzar Anizam

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh visited the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre yesterday to discuss further on how she can collaborate with FINAS in developing the Malaysian film industry.

Animonsta Studios Poises to be One of the Biggest Animation Houses in the Region

Amzar Anizam

Animonsta Studios that was established in 2009 is poised to be “one of the biggest animation houses in the region and into the world,” said Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Director of Creative Multimedia Division at MDeC.

Showdown the Movie to Highlight the Immense Talent of Malaysian Dancers

Anuar Mat Saat

Showdown the Movie, a dance-street-action film by Grand Brilliance is set “to showcase the immense talent of Malaysian dancers and the dance scene to the public,” said Khairil M. Bahar, the director.

Prime Minister Attends Media Prima CNY Open House

Mila Ismail

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak attended the Media Prima Chinese New Year Open House celebration, yesterday. Apart from being a gathering to celebrate the Year of the Monkey, Media Prima Television Networks CEO, Datuk Kamal Khalid also took the opportunity to address on...

FINAS Chairman Applauds Industry’s New Talents

Mila Ismail

Dato’ Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib, Chairman of FINAS encourages and applauds the rise of new talents in the national film industry.

Munafik Marks a Grand Return for Syamsul Yusof to the Film Industry

Mila Ismail

Munafik, a new supernatural religious horror film marks the grand return for Syamsul Yusof as a director to the film industry after a 3-year hiatus from the silver screen.

First BoboiBoy: The Movie Set to Be the Highest-Grossing Malaysian Animated Film

Amzar Anizam

The first BoboiBoy: The Movie by Animonsta Studios is set to be the highest grossing Malaysian animated film with the projected value of over RM20 million in combined ticket sales around Southeast Asia.

Beijing-Based Malaysian Artiste, Giselle Chia Wows in China

Mila Ismail

Giselle Chia, a Beijing-based Malaysian artiste wowed the producer in China as she landed a role in one the country’s latest box-office, The Monkey King 2 which earned $548 million in a combined ticket sales over its opening week.

First Pitching Clinic for Future Indian Filmmakers Set to Create a New Wave in the Industry

Anuar Mat Saat

‘Screen & Stage’ in collaboration with FINAS had organised the first Pitching Clinic for future local Indian filmmakers today, to educate and prepare upcoming filmmakers to be more equipped in creating concepts and presenting it to the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre.

‘The Kid From the Big Apple’ to Debut in Japan at the Osaka Asian Film Festival

Amzar Anizam

'The Kid From the Big Apple' is set to debut in Japan, at the 11th Osaka Asian Film Festival on the 9th and 11th March 2016.

"Malaysia Needs a National Film Theatre" Suggests Dato Kamil Othman

Amzar Anizam

Dato' Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS suggested that Malaysia needs its own National Film Theatre, at the monthly event 'Tanya KP FINAS,' organised by the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre last Friday.

Norman Halim Among Three Artist Who Receive Datukship Award

Amzar Anizam

Norman Abdul Halim, CEO of KRU Studios among the three artist who received the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) award which carries the title ‘Datuk’ along with Ziela Jalil, Managing Director of Pena Creative Pictures Sdn Bhd and Hans Isaac, Managing Director of Tall...

Malaysian Short Film Garners 5 Official Selections in International Film Fest

Amzar Anizam

A Malaysian indie short film titled 'Coofie & Sexy Dress' has garnered 5 Official Selections in various International Film Festival since its debut in 2015, and most recently Chennai International Short Film Festival (India) in January.

FINAS Represents Malaysia at the 4th Asia Content Business Summit in Tokyo

Amzar Anizam

Dato’ Kamil Othman, Director General of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) represented Malaysia at the 4th Asia Content Business Summit (ACBS).

The Young Filmmakers Forum Educates Aspiring Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

The Young Filmmakers and Digital Content Forum (Young Filmmakers Forum) a biennial event that provide a space for critical discussions on films, filmmaking and digital creative content, was held today at FINAS.

Malaysian Films Chosen as the Top 10 Projects at the First SAFF Project Market

Amzar Anizam

The inaugural Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market, has selected its highly anticipated line-up of 10 feature-length projects in development, including two upcoming Malaysian films, A Small Place and One Two Jaga.

Dato’ Kamil Othman Urges Malaysian Filmmakers to be Original

Amzar Anizam

Dato’ Kamil Othman urges Malaysian filmmakers to be original and not rely heavily on the government for funding, but rather rely on developing a strong script to pull investors, at the #tanyaKP FINAS event held on 30th October 2015.

Prodigee Media Expands Global Partnerships with 7 International Media Companies

Amzar Anizam

Prodigee Media and its digital media division WebTVAsia, signed several MoUs with 7 global media companies from China, Korea, USA and France at WebTVAsia Creators Forum 2015.

Gold Plated Trophy for FFM27 Winners

Amzar Anizam

The 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) winners will be rewarded with the brand new gold plated trophy with a piece of 916 gold.

Prime Minister Joins Thousands at Media Prima Raya Open House

Anuar Mat Saat

The Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohammad Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak joins 3000 attendees at Media Prima Hari Raya Open House.

FFM 27 Finalists Revealed!

Amzar Anizam

FINAS announced the Top 5 nominees for the 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM).

WebTVAsia Signed Long Term Partnership with Dailymotion

Amzar Anizam

Asia’s biggest Multi Channel Network (MCN) and Digital Studio, WebTVAsia has signed a multi year partnership with Dailymotion to roll out 100-channel for the Asian market.

GOASEAN Launches Mobile App and Online Travel Booking System

Amzar Anizam

The world’s first ASEAN travel initiative, GOASEAN has elevated itself by launching a mobile application and an online booking system ‘LetsGoNow’ at the ‘GOASEAN Upfronts 2016’ held at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on 13th November 2015.

6th Short Shorts Inspires Budding Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian film production studio, 42nd Pictures hosted the 6th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFFA) on 28th November 2015, to educate and inspire local budding filmmakers through the screening of award-winning international short films, at the FINAS Content Malaysia...

Malaysia's Teeb TV Grabs Apple Seed's Funding

Anuar Mat Saat

A Singapore-based startup accelerator, Apple Seed has committed to lead seed investment of S$0.5 million into Malaysian Internet TV platform, Teeb TV.

Malaysia's very own prima donna Mariani died of Colon Cancer

Anuar Mat Saat

Malaysia's very own prima donna, actress and singer, Mariam Ismail or affectionately known as Mariani died of colon cancer at 7:32pm at her family’s residence in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

GoASEAN Presents Trail Blazing Travel Show at ATF 2015

Anuar Mat Saat

GoASEAN, the world’s first ASEAN-centric multi-platform travel channel, presented its new range of Malaysian-produced and original concept travel programmes that promote leisure destinations in SEA at ATF 2015.

iFlix Acquired Exclusive Right to Broadcast Aquarius

Ibnu Mohamed

iFlix, leading South East Asia inernet TV provider offering unlimited access to various entertainment shows proudly announced that it has acquired the exclusive right in Malaysia, Phillippines, and Thailand to broadcast the crime themed popular drama from ITV Studios Global...

Bront Palarae Discusses on Co-Production at ATF 2015

Amzar Anizam

Kr8tif Express catches up with Malaysian actor/screenwriter/director/producer, Bront Palarae at the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) 2015 to discuss on his recently shortlisted film, One Two Jaga at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market; co-production; and his...

First FINAS Film Appreciation Session Features Industry Veteran, Mansor Puteh

Amzar Anizam

The first FINAS Film Appreciation Session today featured Malaysian director and scriptwriter, Mansor Puteh known through his work titled ‘Seman’ and ‘Malaysian Snow.’

Malaysian Director and Writer receives the Golden Lotus Award in Macau

Anuar Mat Saat

Malaysian-born Director and Writer, Jess Teong recently bagged the award for Best Writing at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival (Golden Lotus Awards).

Local Malaysian Company Ideate Media Partners with AMC Studios, IDW Entertainment and Circle of Confusion

Anuar Mat Saat

Ideate Media, a Malaysian-owned content company, has teamed up with AMC Studios, IDW Entertainment and Circle of Confusion to produce eight one-hour episodes of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a new original scripted series for BBC America.

Dataran Merdeka hosts KL Sci Fi Convention 2015

Ibnu Mohamed

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in collaboration with the National Creative Industry Trust Foundation (YAIKK) launched the Kuala Lumpur Sci Fi Convention 2015 at The Kuala Lumpur Library, Dataran Merdeka in conjunction with the launch of the movie ‘Star Wars: The Force...

Singapore's MDA Welcomes Malaysian Delegates for an Exclusive B2B Session

Amzar Anizam

Media Development Authority Of Singapore (MDA) welcomed over 20 Malaysian companies for an exclusive B2B session.

Malaysia to Establish International Co-Production Partnerships at ATF 2015

Amzar Anizam

FINAS is poised to establish new international co-production partnerships with several agencies at the Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) 2015, that will be held in Singapore from 2nd to 4th December 2015.

The Young Filmmakers Award 2015 Goes to Muzzamer Rahman

Amzar Anizam

The Malaysian Digital Film Awards (MDfA) is a biennial film awards ceremony that highlights the industry’s best and newest voices and visions. This year, the ultimate honour, the Young Filmmakers Award was given to Muzzamer Rahman.

Osman Ali’s First Musical Film ‘Sinaran: The Movie’ Assembles Stars from 3 Countries

Amzar Anizam

Osman Ali’s first musical film, ‘Sinaran: The Movie’ premieres at GSC, Pavilion on 16th November 2015 with the main actors and actresses from Malaysia (Lisa Surihani, Izara Aishah), Indonesia (Evan Sanders) and Singapore (Nadiah M. Din, Syarif Sleeq), with exclusive...

The first Malaysian Komik Kon

Anuar Mat Saat

A collection of photos from the recent Komik Kon at MAEPS Serdang

Oh Seokgeun, Director of BFC Embraces Malaysia as the Next ASEAN Film Hub

Amzar Anizam

Oh Seokgeun, Director of Busan Film Commission and President of Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet) talked about the Malaysian film industry at the FLY 2015 on 9th November 2015 in Nusajaya.

Richard Sharkey Applauds FLY 2015 for Fostering Future Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

Kr8tif Express catched up with “Marco Polo” Producer, Richard Sharkey at FLY 2015 to talk about the importance of ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator to the future filmmakers.

3rd Young Filmmakers Forum to Discuss Films, Filmmaking, and Digital Creative Content

Ibnu Mohamed

On this coming 24th November 2015, Institute of Arts and Media Studies Malaysia (SEMESTA) in association with Malaysia Digital Film Awards (MDFA), National Film Development Corporation (FINAS), and Creative Content Industry Guilld (CCIG) will be organising the 3rd Young...

'Bridging The Dragon’ Initiative Picks ‘King of Shadows’ in Their Top 10 Projects

Anuar Mat Saat

Malaysia’s animated feature film, ‘King of Shadows’ was selected as one of the 10 prestigious film projects in the ‘Bridging The Dragon’ initiative that was announced during the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

CCIG Signs MoU with Seniman to Raise Local Artists’ Standards

Anuar Mat Saat

The Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG) and Persatuan Seniman Malaysia (SENIMAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.

TV3 Partners with AirAsia and Altel to Film Inspiring Telemovie

Ibnu Mohamed

Inspired by a meeting with a 7-year-old cancer patient named Nur Hasmime Abdul Hamid (Mime), TV3 has come up with a campaign to raise awareness and fund for children with cancer through its charity campaign titled ‘Traveling Beruang.’ Along with the noble charity spirit of...

Lelaki Harapan Dunia Aspires to Win the Oscar

Amzar Anizam

‘Lelaki Harapan Dunia’ (Men Who Save the World) was chosen as Malaysia's official submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film Category in the 88th Academy Awards next year.

Malaysia to Offer Over 1,600 Hours of Creative Content at MIPCOM 2015

Amzar Anizam

FINAS is set to offer more than 1,600 hours of diverse creative content across feature film, animation, TV series, documentary and more at the International Market of Communications Programmes (MIPCOM), happening from 5th to 8th October in Cannes, France.

FINAS to Bring New Strategies to MIPCOM 2015

Amzar Anizam

FINAS has organised a ‘Mission to MIPCOM 2015’ briefing session to highlight its strategies and plan for the market.

FINAS Appoints Dato’ Mohd Khusairi as the New Chairman

Ibnu Mohamed

Dato’ Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib has been officially appointed as the new Chairman of The National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS). The appointment ceremony was held at the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) on 21st September 2015 and was...

AJTF 2015 Day 2 Focuses on Export Ready Contents

Ibnu Mohamed

Day two of the ASEAN-Japan Television Festival 2015 (AJTF) highlighted two core genres that has been the main focus of co-production among ASEAN countries and Japan namely ‘Animation: Icon & Sustainability’ and ‘Drama Content to Cross Borders.’

Dato’ Jailani Johari Officiates the First ASEAN-Japan Television Festival 2015

Ibnu Mohamed

Dato’ Jailani Johari, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) officiated the first ASEAN-Japan Television Festival 2015 on 9th September 2015 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The festival is organised by the Ministry...

FFM27: The Complete Winners List

Amzar Anizam

Take a look at the full list of winners for the 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) – one of the industry's biggest nights.

Fazura Bags Best Actress for ‘Manisnya Cinta di Cappadocia’ at FFM27

Ibnu Mohamed

Nur Fazura bagged the prestigious Best Actress award at the 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM27) for her performance in ‘Manisnya Cinta di Cappadocia.’

MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge’s Deadline is Now Extended!

Ibnu Mohamed

Due to the overwhelming responses, MDeC has extended the deadline for the MSC Malaysia IPCC to 15th September 2015 so potential home-grown creative contents still stand a chance to gain international recognition.

FINAS Debuts Malaysian Film Expo

Amzar Anizam

In conjunction with the 27th Malaysia Film Festival, FINAS will inaugurate the Malaysian Film Expo from 4th to 5th September 2015, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Dato' Seri Azalina Othman Officiates FINAS’ Malaysian Film Expo

Anuar Mat Saat

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and FINAS chairman, Dato' Seri Azalina Othman officiated the FINAS' Malaysian Film Expo, held in conjunction with the 27th Malaysia Film Festival, at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

First-time Actor, Lee Sai Peng Wins Best Actor at FFM27

Amzar Anizam

Lee Sai Peng, 75, won the coveted Best Actor award at the 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) for his performance in The Journey.

Dato' Sri Dr. Sharifah Zarah Congratulates FFM27 Winners!

Amzar Anizam

YBhg Dato' Sri Dr. Sharifah Zarah, Secretary General of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), congratulates the winners of the 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM).

FFM27 Honours Lelaki Harapan Dunia as Best Film

Amzar Anizam

Lelaki Harapan Dunia which had garnered 13 out of 24 nominations at the FFM27 won Best Film and four other awards.

FFM27 Opening Night Announces 10 Awards

Amzar Anizam

The 27th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) opening night announced 10 awards at the Symphony Lake Suite, KLCC on 2nd September 2015.

POSTAM and SAAVA Form Strategic Alliance at KL Converge! 2015

Amzar Anizam

POSTAM and SAAVA form strategic alliance to create ASEAN creative content producer network at KL Converge! 2015 on 28th August 2015.

Save the date: ASEAN Film Screening at KL Converge! 2015

Amzar Anizam

Save the date for the ASEAN Film Screening happening during KL Converge! 2015 from 27th to 29th August 2015.

Visual Arts Expo 2015 to Gather the Best Malaysian Creatives Under One Roof

Anuar Mat Saat

VAX 2015 aims to bring the best of the Malaysian creative industry under one roof to gather and present their ideas and portfolio to interested parties, for talent matchmaking at its best.

Compelling Storyline Empowers the Digital Economy

Anuar Mat Saat

In this digital age, the definition of ‘quality content’ may be interpreted in many ways.

FINAS Announces Grant for Film Scoring

Anuar Mat Saat

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) announced the latest grant for the film industry, known as ‘The Original Film Score’ grant

Fast Track Southeast Asia 2015 Highlights Latest Trends in Digital Content Production & Distribution

Amzar Anizam

Content and technology industry representatives from across Southeast Asia gathered to highlight the latest trends in digital content production and distribution, and assess the opportunities and challenges of developing and distributing creative content in the digital age.

FINAS Hosts the First Ultra Slow-Motion Workshop

Ibnu Mohamed

FINAS hosted the first “Phantom Flex4K Ultra Slow-Motion” workshop, which was proudly organised by T-Eight, Reelisations, AV8 Media, Malaysia Society of Cinematographers (MySC), Association of Professional Film Workers of Malaysia (PROFIMA), and Editors Club Malaysia.

Malaysia’s Chuck Chicken Licensed by The Walt Disney Company

Amzar Anizam

Chuck Chicken to premiere on Disney Channel Southeast Asia in August 2015 throughout the region.