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Idan Ma'at

Director and actor Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri has been newly appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS), effective March 11, 2019 ...



KL Jamm comprises of several components including Forum, Exhibition, Showcases and Live Concerts. These components are designed to encourage and increase collaboration amongst the creative and business communities to create a vibrant music eco-system.



KL Jamm Music Festival is not solely concerts, but also a platform for global music-and digital related trade. MUI announced the launch of MusicXpo (Market & Exhibition), Forumuzik (symposium), as well as exciting stage performances on the APEX Stage


Idan Ma'at

Kuala Lumpur Performance Art Centre (KLPAC) is hosting Argentine Tango concert show titled, ‘Scent of Tango’ at Pentas 1, 8:00 PM, 23 March 2019 ...


Idan Ma'at

Banglasia 2.0 bandwagon rolls on into its second week on cinemas with a first 4-day box office collection of over RM 1 million ...



“These events celebrate uniqueness and champion humanity. It is to recognize and honor human excellence through films that inspire and enlighten the human spirit. MIFFest and MGGA help to promote tourism and diversity of Malaysian arts and cultures to the global audience, it...


Idan Ma'at

'Hide and Seek: Minako' is a movie from Indonesia featuring a new theme of fantasy horror film. ‘Hide & Seek Minako’ lines up Indonesian prominant actors such as Regina Rengganis, Miller Khan, Nicky Tirta, Wendy Wilson, Natasha Goot and Gandhi Fernando ...



The raw emotions and talent in acting of the actors, such as Irene’s emotions of being a single mother, Raymond’s anger of his family’s fate and Edison’s body language as he struggles to communicate to his family, was heart-moving and made the audiences burst into tears....


Idan Ma'at

Bikers Kental 2 is set to be the new trailblazer which merges the riding lifestyle reminiscent of leather-clad biker gangs with the luscious scenery of Phuket, Thailand. Helmed by legendary director Mohd Helmi Mohd Yusof who directed “Bikers Kental and Bopeng” ...



Its lifestyle precinct, The Exchange TRX, has a forecast end value in excess of RM9.0 billion (A$3.1 billion), and brings to life the ‘experience economy’, where quality of place and focus on people is at the forefront of design.


Idan Ma'at

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is the sequel to 2014's hit The Lego Movie. Like the first instalment, it is a funny and entertaining adventure movie that centres on the main characters, Emmet and Lucy ...



Turning 50 with nearly 30 years of experience in the limelight, Kumar will once again take a road trip around Malaysia with a nationwide tour show called ‘Kumar Fifty50’.


Idan Ma'at

Yoodo, Malaysia’s first truly customisable digital mobile service, recently announced the exclusive Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) MOBILE Add-on during the opening ceremony of the grand finals of Malaysia’s First Official PUBG MOBILE National Championship (PMNC) ...


Idan Ma'at

INXO Arts & Culture (L) Foundation is delighted to present Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s FORMOSA to be staged at Istana Budaya also known as the Palace of Culture on 16 & 17 March 2019 ...

23rd Asian Television Awards in Less Than a Week with Big Asian Nominees - Cheng Rexen, Jirayu Tantrakul, Kim Nam Joo and Sinjai Plengpanich Competing for Top Honours


In less than a week, A-List celebrity nominees such as, Best Actor in a Leading Role Award, Cheng Rexen in “Schrodinger’s Cat” and Jirayu Tantrakul based on his performance in “Kom Faek (The Lost Art)”; as well as Best Actress in a Supporting Role Award, Kim Nam Joo in...



Malaysia’s leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), offer the first 4DX theatre in Klang Valley to movie-goers at the 1Utama outlet. Audiences can now enjoy a multi-sensory cinematic experience delivered by a total of 20 signature motion and environmental...



North Asia steals the show at the 23rd Asian Television Awards Gala Dinner held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak. Among the very talented pool of nominees, some nominees were extraordinarily talented and took the judges by surprise with their craftsmanship....



Earlier today at the Official Statement by YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak, welcomed the Top Asian Celebrities and local & foreign attendees to the 23rd Asian Television Awards (ATA). Over the next 3 days, Kuching,...



The prestigious 23RD Asian Television Awards returns, bringing a list of prominent artists as nominees and/or presenters to Kuching, Sarawak on 11th – 13th January 2019. Hosted in Malaysia for the first time in history, the organizing committee and juries of the Asian...



Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya, in collaboration with Animation International (M) Sdn Bhd brings Malaysians and neighbouring countries the beloved Doraemon & friends and its official pop-up store from 11 January 2019 until 17 February 2019 at the mall. From the huge success of the...



LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort introduces the first LEGO City 4D Movie – Officer in Pursuit! It is the first LEGOLAND in the world to have this State-of-the-Art technology. The movie follows LEGO City Policeman chasing down mischievous crooks through the streets and skyscrapers of...


Idan Ma'at

The Midem Artist Accelerator adalah pemacu kerjaya antarabangsa pertama untuk bakat-bakat yang baru muncul di dalam industri. Program ini direka untuk menyokong pengurus, ejen, label dan penerbit bagi memberi laluan untuk mereka mengembangkan lagi profil mereka di seluruh dunia...


Idan Ma'at

The Midem Artist Accelerator is the first international career booster for emerging talent. The Accelerator is designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow artists’ profiles globally ...



On 30th January 2019, He Qin, Managing Director of A True Film (Beijing) Co. Ltd, will be giving the keynotes session for the International Creative Content Conference (IC3) organized by Post Production, Animation & Creative Content Association of Malaysia (POSTAM). IC3 will be...


Adam Ham

Malaysian world-renowned singer-songwriter, Yuna debuts her first ever collaboration in designing handbags & shoes with Christy Ng, a leading Malaysian shoe and handbag designer. Under the partnership, the duo joins forces to produce a limited line of accessories which...



Last night, over 2,000 Sarawakians and 500 million global broadcast viewers experienced an array of powerful performance by SF9, Trong Hieu, Via Vallen, Qu Wan Ting, Alvin Chong, Gary Valenciano, Kiana Valenciano, Winnie K and Pinanak Sentah. This 3rd day public concert event...



Tonight, Sarawakians and the global community witnessed Cheng Rexen and Kim Nam Joo awarded the Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role awards respectively live at the 23rd Asian Television Awards held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak....



The Asian Television Awards (ATA) will be hosted in Malaysia for the first time in history, bringing a list of prominent artists as nominees and/or presenters to Kuching, Sarawak on 11th – 13th January 2019. The 23rd Asian Television Awards will be held at Borneo Convention...


Adam Ham

2nd Runner Up of Miss Grand Malaysia - Scarlett Megan Liew was recently announced to be Malaysia’s representative for the 47th Miss Intercontinental Pageant, to be held in Mall of Asia Arena - Manila, Philippines on the 26th of January 2019. Malaysia once again will be...

The New Year Greets Newly Crowned Miss CosmoWorld Winner - Miss Indonesia Delvia Wirajaya with New Beginnings & Ambitions for 2019

Areef Aiman

The 26-year-old TV Presenter, Delvia Wirajaya begins the year in 2019 as the newly crowned, Miss CosmoWorld 2018 in the mission to convey the concept of “Diversified Beauty” worldwide. Delvia outshined 27 other contestants in the 2nd Miss CosmoWorld, recently held in JW...

MBO Cinemas Introduce Malaysia’s First State-of-the-Art Samsung Onyx Hall at Atria Shopping Gallery, PJ

Areef Aiman

The Atria Shopping Gallery saw the launch of the latest MBO outlet recently. The launch features three unique viewing concepts: MBO Kecil, MBO Big Screen and MBO Samsung Onyx Hall, the last of which is being introduced for the first time in Petaling Jaya.

World-Renowned Museum of Illusions Debuts in Southeast Asia, Centred in the Heart of Kuala Lumpur as its 14th Edutainment Facility

Idan Ma'at

YBhg. Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture (MOTAC) recently officiated the Grand Opening of the Museum of Illusions, Kuala Lumpur, being the 14th Edutainment Facility worldwide, and its first-ever in the Southeast Asia....

Kuching To Become The Cannes Of Asia Next January Welcoming Top Notch Asian Celebrities At The 23rd Asian Television Awards

Areef Aiman

For the first time in history, the Asian Television Awards will be hosted in Malaysia, a new home for the international prestigious red carpet and television awards. Held annually over three evenings with a confirmed attendance by a long list of Asia’s Top Celebrities such as...

YB Teo Nie Ching Launched Chuck Chicken Junior Warriors 2.0 Competition to Educate Schools & Kids On Mental & Physical Skills, Animation Series Currently as seen on Disney XD Asia Channel and Netflix

Adam Ham

Sambill Park (M) Sdn. Bhd. has officially announced the anticipated installation of the Chuck Chicken Junior Warriors 2.0 Competition at Sunway Velocity Mall, Kuala Lumpur. The 2nd Edition of Chuck Chicken Junior Warriors was officiated by the Director of Sports of the Ministry...

Bentley Music Malaysia Celebrates Steinway & Sons' 165 Years of History Tonight with World Renowned Pianist Steinway Artist, Adam Gyorgy & Malaysian Celebrity, Cathryn Lee

Adam Ham

Tonight on 8th December 2018 at Wisma Bentley Music, Steinway & Sons, world’s finest piano maker will celebrate the launch of the new Steinway & Sons SPIRIO high-resolution player piano. Mr. Adam Gyorgy, renowned Steinway Artist and Malaysian Celebrity, Miss Cathryn Lee...

[NEWS FLASH] Malaysian Evian Lee Wins ‘Best National Costume Award’ To Lead 28 International Beauty Contestants On A Bid For Top Honours At The 2nd Miss CosmoWorld Tonight In Kuala Lumpur

Adam Ham

Malaysian Evian Lee, recently announced as the Best National Costume Award for the 2nd Miss CosmoWorld, leads the bid for the auspicious crown of the Miss CosmoWorld 2018 tonight in JW Marriot, Kuala Lumpur. 21 year beauty blogger, who wore a beautiful self-designed...

Malaysian Noble Initiatives To Uphold The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals No 14, Life Below Water

Areef Aiman

With the worrying state of the Earth made apparent by the Climate Change and Pollution of the Ocean, BLOSSOMLY GLOBAL alongside its partners has officially announced the anticipated OCEAN HERO CONSERVATION RUN, which will be held at Sunsuria City Celebration Centre in Sepang,...

Kuching, Sarawak is Poised to Emulate Cannes International Film Festival by Recognizing Asia’s Prominent Players with the Prestigious 23rd Asian Television Awards

Adam Ham

The Asian Television Awards (ATA) is back for its 23rd edition in early 2019. The prestigious recognition will be held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak on 11 – 13 January and will be...

Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof Graced the Momentous PUMM 25th Installation Night, Cementing the Entrepreneurial Development Agenda

Areef Aiman

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association (Persatuan Usahawan Maju Malaysia - PUMM) successfully organized for its President and Central Committee Installation Night at the Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC) on 21st...

MyBestBox Debuts In Kuala Lumpur As The Latest Interactive Variety Show Game Hub And Theme Park, Occupying 12,000sqft With Over 40 Attractions And Games

Adam Ham

Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board Senior Director, Dato’ Dr Ammar Abd Ghapar officially launched MYBestBox, the latest interactive variety show game hub and theme park in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Inspired by renowned variety shows like Running Man and Super Trio...

The Malaysian Football Arena Set on Fire by Malaysian Wonderkid Safawi Rasid

Areef Aiman

The National Football Awards marked its 13th instalment this year celebrating the outstanding achievement of the Malaysian Super League and Malaysian Premier League for the 2017/18 season. The star of the night is undeniably Safawi Rasid, 21 who bagged 3 awards.

Celebrities, F&B Industry Players and Corporate Partners United for ‘Emperor Sense Charity Gala Night’ in the name for Preservation of Sharks

Areef Aiman

With the continuous growth of the world's population and the improvement of living standards and qualities, there is a rising trend for "The Demand for Luxury." These have resulted in numerous environmental ecosystem imbalances.


Amirul Sanusi

After a decade in music industry, Malaysia has been chosen as Afgan’s first location to celebrate his 10th Anniversary as a recording artiste with a special and intimate concert, Konsert DEKADE Live in Kuala Lumpur 2018. The screams of ...

Diamonds are Forever… Especially on Lewré’s Newest 1.2 Million Dollars Wedding Shoes

Areef Aiman

The 6-months long collaboration between Lewré Bespoke and Cartivia Italy has finally reaped its results. The ambitious project was aimed to provide comfort and functionality paired together with haute couture design.


Areef Aiman

Cannis Apps has reached its new milestone in the tech app industry. With its tremendous growth, the company aims to become one of the public listed companies in the US stock exchange, NASDAQ by 2021.

Malaysia Owned Company, WebTVAsia Signed 3 Exclusive International Deals Aimed To Penetrate Global Market

Amirul Sanusi

WebTVAsia has recently announced the signing international deals which include co-production agreement with Ciwen Media Group (“Ciwen”), MTV short-form content collaboration deal with Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and...

GOL & GINCU Vol. 2: The Epitome of Women Empowerment

Areef Aiman

13 years of anticipation ended with the reboot of the year, Gol & Gincu 2 opens in theater on 25th October 2018 and are well accepted by movie lovers nationwide. The movie has surely outdone itself from the original Gol & Gincu which was released in 2005. This latest reboot...

Miss Korea Out beat the West to Win Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018

Areef Aiman

The Grand Final saw the MCW crown travelling from Indonesia to Korea with Miss Cosmopolitan World Korea, Soyeon Lim crowned as Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018. The 23-year-old business major student who is also a fashion model will take home a full expense paid trip to South Korea,...

Catalyzing the Tourism Industry by Tapping in to the Latest Trends in Lifestyle Products and Services.

Areef Aiman

Lifestyle is so much more than the interest, opinions, behaviors, and behavioral orientations of an individual, group, or culture. Beyond Lifestyle International Expo (BLIE 201) plans to explore this and take lifestyle business segmentation to a whole new level.

Celebrating the Kid in You Through Pizza Hut’s “Siapa Kena” Challenge

Areef Aiman

Bringing the game up a notch, Pizza Hut is re-introducing the all-new Chicken Cheesy Bites pizza. What’s new this time around is the introduction of an unexpected explosion of taste that will raise the stake in next dining experience, be it with family, or with friends.

[VIDEO EXCLUSIVE] Lithuania, Nepal and the Philippines Took Top Honors as the Most Talented & Creative Beauties at the Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018 Talent Show ahead of the Grand Finals

Areef Aiman

The bar was set high for Miss Cosmopolitan World 2018 competition as 29 contestants from around the world presented their hidden skills and left the spectators in awe during talent show stage. The title for the Best Talent was awarded to Miss Cosmopolitan World Lithuania,...

Miss Malaysia Kebaya Spreading their Wings into Couture, Overseas Expansion and New Category

Areef Aiman

Miss Malaysia Kebaya also known as MMK is the beauty pageantry that gather Malaysian ladies either single or married from all religion, race and culture aged 18 to 50 years old together to honor and appreciate appearance, intelligence, personality and inner beauty. This effort...

Mrs Malaysia World 2018: The Epitome of Beauty and Grace

Amirul Sanusi

Mother of three, Kokilam Kathirvailu was crowned Mrs Malaysia World 2018 in a prestigious ceremony held in Royal Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The glamorous night displayed a fantastic line up of beautiful contestants and was graced by YAM Tengku Puteri Seri Teja Pahang, Puan Sri...

Malaysia’s First Blockchain Game Is Set to Be Released by End of this Year

Areef Aiman

iCandy Interactive Limited, a publicly traded game developer is launching the much anticipated CryptantCrabs, the first game designed and developed in Southeast Asia to fit the Ethereum blockchain. CryptantCrab is a Blockchain PVP game centered on artistically illustrated crabs...

[VIDEO EXCLUSIVE] MBR Live! Witnessed 62 New Record Broken

Areef Aiman

Pursuit of excellence. Nothing describes the 3-day event in Sunway Velocity Mall better that those 3 words. There are people all around Malaysia with the determination of Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and many other world record breakers, and this event served as the perfect...

Dine Luxuriously Like An Emperor Even Without Shark Fins

Areef Aiman

Majestic Group of Companies along Shark Savers Malaysia and Wild Aid is proud to announce the Emperor Sense Charity Gala Night, which will be held at the Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel on 3rd November 2018. This Gala Night’s mission is to revitalize the public awareness...

[VIDEO EXLUSIVE] AFGAN Rocking Will Rock KLCC Plenary Hall with Malaysian R&B Group RUFFEDGE

Areef Aiman

10 years of the AFGAN’s career will be summarized in a 2-hour concert this November. According to the Indonesian heart-throb, this concert will be a whole new unique experience in comparison to his previous concert in Malaysia. He said, “I want to take all of my fans on a...

[VIDEO EXCLUSIVE] Actress and Fashion Entrepreneur, Vanessa Peh, Was Crowned as Miss World Singapore 2018 Advocating Mental Health and Affordable Healthcare

Areef Aiman

9 ladies competed for the chance to represent their nation on the prestigious Miss World Competition which will be hold in Sanya, China this December. These amazing individuals came from very diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds. With a new captain on the ship, Miss World...

Häagen-Dazs Offers Limited Edition Ice Cream Flavour in Appreciation to Loyal Support From Fans

Amirul Sanusi

Prof. CocoAlex Opens The Largest Integrated Beauty And Wellness Centre In Klang Valley, Officiated By The Ministry Of Tourism, Arts And Culture Malaysia

Amirul Sanusi

Beauty and wellness has been synonymous with modern lifestyle hence customers are always ‘in the go’ in finding the latest beauty wellness centre that integrates all aspects of modern society. NULNU Lifestyle Mall has made its debut in 3 Damansara recently combining top...

Indonesian Heartthrob Afgan Is Set To Rock Plenary Hall, KLCC in November!

Amirul Sanusi

Nizra Production Sdn Bhd has officially announced the upcoming concert in November starring the undeniably talented singer-songwriter, Afgan. Concert Dekade Live in Kuala Lumpur will be held at Plenary Hall, KLCC in November 3rd. This concert is a gift and celebration to...


Amirul Sanusi

Amazing Girls Production has recently organized Soft Launch and Press Conference of the Inaugural Miss Malaysia Amazing held at LOKA Malaysia in Nu Sentral Mall. The event was attended by Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, the Founder of Miss Amazing Malaysia and National Director,...

Hantu Kak Limah Scares Away Competitors With Record Breaking Box Office

Areef Aiman

Malaysian cinema has definitely upped their game this summer with movies like Pulang, Munafik, Hantu Kak Limah and more movies that has significantly improve not only in terms of ticket sales but the overall quality of the cinematography and its plotlines. Hantu Kak Limah...


Amirul Sanusi

Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) has successfully organized the 11th Edition of CEO Night celebration with participation of industry powerhouses all over Asia. The night kicked off with mesmerizing red carpet displayed of industry crème de la crème players decked out...


Areef Aiman

RISE has raised the bar for the Malaysian patriotic movie. It is definitely up there with the classics, Sarjan Hassan, Leftenan Adnan and many other Malaysia patriotic movie that we see on the television in August and now September.


Amirul Sanusi


Sabrina Alauddin

Organized by MacpiePro, iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR and WINNER 2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR will be rocking Stadium Malawati Shah Alam on October 13 (Saturday) and October 14 (Sunday) at 6 pm, respectively.

Record Breaking Viewership on the 1st Asia Influencer Carnival and Awards

Areef Aiman

AICA 2018 or the Asia Influencer Carnival Awards embraced and celebrated the role of Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) in today’s society. The brainchild behind the creation of this award was to give recognition to the top and upcoming influencers or KOLs in both Malaysia and China.

Channel W Expands Horizon to Become Malaysia’s First & Only Business Channel Ventured Into All Round News & Information

Amirul Sanusi

After 6 years crowned as Malaysia’s first and only business TV channel, Capital TV has officially launched by Online Dynamics (M) Sdn Bhd as Channel W, a news and information channel with a brand new identity and direction. The company plans to start the live updates earlier,...

McDonald’s Malaysia Teamed-up with foodpanda to Expand McDelivery Network Nationwide

Amirul Sanusi

McDonald’s Malaysia has expanded their horizon by collaborating with foodpanda aimed to cater demands of delivery to the customers. The expansion is a result of McDonald’s understanding the current shifting customer trends and changes in the business landscape that has...


Areef Aiman

ASIA COMIC CON 2018 proved a success, which attracted many extreme otaku’s (comic pop culturists) over three days to the Asia Comic Con 2018 at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 13th – 15th of July 2018.


Amirul Sanusi

In-conjunction with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Watsons Malaysia came up with an exciting line-up of football events and “Gifts with Purchase” promotion in-partnership with leading brands such as Bad Lab, Clear Men, Garnier Men, Gillette and Nivea Men. Not to mention, limited...

Enjoy 24 Hours Non-stop Local Movies with Dunia Sinema by Unifi TV

Amirul Sanusi

Unifi TV by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) celebrated the launch of Dunia Sinema (Ch. 128), its first 24-hour local movie channel, offering customers the best of Malaysian movies as well as a selection of favorite Asian film titles with genres ranging from Romance, Horror, Action,...

Gear up for 120 minutes of full excitement with 39 K-Idols Live in Malaysia!

Areef Aiman

K-Wave Music Festival is set to ‘lit’ the stage for the third consecutive time on 18th August in Stadium Malawati Shah Alam. The festival will bring together Korean best sensations including FT ISLAND, EXID, MONSTA X, AOA, Jeong SEWOON, WJSN and BOYFRIEND.


Amirul Sanusi

CL Skin Sdn Bhd has recently launched International pageant “Miss CosmoWorld 2018” for its second year in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, lead by Ms Carrie Lee. Miss CosmoWorld is targeting to recruit contestants from 30 countries around the world and currently searching for National...


Amirul Sanusi

The world of cars and motoring runs through the hearts of Malaysians. Several automotive gatherings fill the event calendar every year, where local players take the lead to drive the industry towards greater heights. Founded by Jason Tan, Fitzgerald event is organizing Velocity...

Suria KLCC Group of Malls Lift Up The Festive Spirit of Aidilfitri!

Amirul Sanusi

In conjunction of Ramadhan and Aidilfitri celebration, Suria KLCC Group of Malls launched their campaign inspired by nostalgic Hari Raya celebration in ‘kampung’ imbued with love and family values.

Locals Petition for Creative Industry Maven, Dato’ Kamil Othman to Return to FINAS

Amirul Sanusi

In line with the new Malaysia spirit, the creative industry is also evolving with strong visionary leaders. YBhg Dato’ Kamil Othman was the former Director-general for National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) back in 2014.

Malaysian-made movie, Million Loves In Me received 100 awards and nominations internationally

Amirul Sanusi

Multi-award winning movie “Million Loves in Me” makes its debut onto the silver screen this 24th May 2018. Directed by Sampson Yuen Yun Hong, the leading cast of “Million Loves in Me” includes acclaimed Hong Kong award winning actress Lo Koon Lan. The film is inspired...

Recognizing Crème de la Crème Industry Players for Their Outstanding Achievements

Amirul Sanusi

McMillan Woods Global Awards 2018 returned to recognize reputable individuals and organizations that excel in their respective industries. The esteemed award ceremony was held at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur and were filled with crème de la crème star-studded guests. The attendees...

Lorde to headline #GVF2018 festival in the highlands

Sabrina Alauddin

The highly anticipated Malaysian music festival, Good Vibes is returning for its 6th consecutive year. The festival will be held at The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya in Genting Highlands on 21st and 22nd July 2018.

Let the Countdown Begin for The Prestigious McMillan Woods Global Awards 2018!

Amirul Sanusi

The renowned McMillan Woods Global Awards 2018 is set to illustrate a majestic night full with star-studded guests that will surely dazzle on the red carpet. The much anticipated award night will take place at the spectacular Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur where distinguished guests...

Simon Yam Surprised Mothers during GINTELL Mother’s Day Celebration

Amirul Sanusi

The Malaysian-made brand, GINTELL, commemorated Mother’s Day by organising a memorable celebration exclusively for mothers with renowned Hong Kong artist and brand ambassador Simon Yam Tat Wah. The event was held at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya in conjunction with the official...

Malaysian Director Dharius Zulkefli Bags An Award at Manhattan Film Festival

Sabrina Alauddin

Dharius Zulkefli, a local film director based in New York City, once again made Malaysia proud by bagging Best Family Drama for his film, The Selfish Ones at The Manhattan Film Festival 2018 recently. Kr8tif Express had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with the...

KL Jamm is Set To Rock The Stage in 2019!

Amirul Sanusi

KRU Music Sdn Bhd recently announced the annual international music festival ‘KL Jamm’ commencing in April 2019. The event is supported by Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Asia Music City, And Unusual Productions Pte Ltd, a Singapore based company specialized in production and...

One Republic Sets to Release Two New Singles In the Next Month

Sabrina Alauddin

After a short hiatus, American pop band One Republic is planning to release a new album with two new singles in the upcoming months. The announcement was made at their live concert yesterday at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. With over 10, 000 fans in attendance, the lead...

Studio2:15 Becomes Malaysia’s First Short Form Series Premiered on iflix

Amirul Sanusi

iflix and Macam Yes Studios, the team behind DanKhoo Productions, had announced the premiere of Studio2:15’s first Malaysian short-form original, Cupid Co. The-six-part series can be streamed and downloaded exclusively on iflix for free.

On your mark, get set, go! Caraoke Drift Is Set to Heat up Sepang International Circuit

Amirul Sanusi

iflix had recently announced the upcoming launch of short-form original series Caraoke Drift. Featuring Leona Chin, Asia’s leading female driver and ultimate girl-next door spiced with spunk, speed and thrill, each episode will feature a local celebrity taking on the challenge...

McMillan Woods Global Awards Extends Far Beyond Mere Recognition

Sabrina Alauddin

McMillan Woods Global Awards is an international award event which strives to highlight and praise only successful leaders and enterprises in their respective fields or for their vast contributions to the growth of global economy and society. There is simply no denying that this...

Emmy-nominated Saladin Hits Global Audiences Via Primeworks Studios – Ali Huda Deal

Samentha James

Emmy-nominated animated series Saladin has successfully made its way into the global market by landing on Ali Huda via a deal announced by Primeworks Studios, earlier today. Being the official distributor of Saladin, Primeworks Studios expressed that this marks the first of such...

Malaysia to Witness Professional Boxing World Championship Fight

Sabrina Alauddin

Boxranx, Malaysia’s Professional Boxing Series just announced its return for another Professional Boxing show at a press conference held in One City, Subang Jaya, earlier today. Their last inaugural show was back in July 2017. This instalment of Boxranx: Rise of the Champions,...

Malaysian Hero Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei Unites 20,000 Audiences Through His Much Anticipated Biopic

Samentha James

On the cool evening of March 9, Lee Chong Wei, once again, united Malaysians under the roofs of the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur Sports City. This time, a total of 20,000 Malaysians along with a handful of China nationals congregated to catch the highly...

Malaysia’s “Shuttle Life” Bags Audience Choice Award at the 2nd MGGA

Samentha James

Malaysia’s very own local film "Shuttle Life" successfully nabbed the Audience Choice Award at the 2nd Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) – proving that it has left a mark in the hearts of the audiences. The star-studded event took place on March 3 at Plenary Hall, Kuala...

OneRepublic To Make Waves In Malaysia Come April!

Samentha James

After almost half a decade, American pop rock band OneRepublic is set to rock the nation as part of their Asia tour to promote their latest album, Oh My My. The concert is set to take place on April 25 as confirmed by the organiser WGW Entertainment.

'Men in Heels' Ready To Captivate Malaysians with a Humorous Touch

Samentha James

Multi-award winning director Joe Hasham, renowned for directing Betrayal in both Malay and English, is ready to throw Malaysians into a laughing fit while tugging at their heartstrings with the thought-provoking 'Men in Heels'.

Single Mother and Economics Graduate Crowned Mrs India Worldwide Malaysia

Sabrina Alauddin

Single mother and Economics graduate, Priya Pandian successfully nabbed the coveted title of Mrs India Worldwide Malaysia at the recent Miss and Mrs India Worldwide Malaysia 2018. The prestigious beauty pageant was held at De’Royale Ballroom, Shah Alam.

Amrit Kaur Dhillon Credits Resilience In Her Win as Miss India Worldwide Malaysia 2018

Samentha James

A 28-year-old law graduate, model cum actress was crowned as Miss India Worldwide Malaysia 2018 at a glitzy event in De’ Royale Ballroom Shah Alam on February 10. This win makes Amrit Kaur Dhillon the first-ever title-holder of the inaugural pageant.

CENDANA Geared Up To Elevate Malaysia’s Cultural Economy

Samentha James

The Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) has officially launched its Kuala Lumpur as a Cultural and Creative City report as part of its five-year strategy to enhance the nation’s cultural economy. The event, held at Bursa Malaysia on February 7, was officiated by...

Lee Chong Wei Movie Set To Make Its Mark Throughout Asia

Samentha James

The biopic on the iconic Malaysian professional shuttler titled Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend is set to hit various cinemas all over Asia. Aside from Malaysia, the heart-warming true story will be shown in countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong, as...

Productivity Nexus for Retail and F&B Set To Record a 7.2% Hike in Labour Productivity

Samentha James

Productivity Nexus for Retail and F&B is working its way towards recording a 7.2% increase in labour productivity in the industry to meet the 2020 national level productivity target of RM92,300 per workers, as announced during the Official Launch of the Flagship Programmes held...

Miss & Mrs India Worldwide Malaysia 2018 Opens Door Into The Bollywood World

Samentha James

Golden Grand Glam Sdn Bhd is poised to present the inaugural Miss & Mrs India Worldwide Malaysia (MMIWM) 2018 – the only international Indian ethnic pageant which will give the winner a chance to dive into the Bollywood film industry. It is also the first franchised...

World Premiere of Lee Chong Wei Movie Sets to Break Asia and Malaysia Book of Records

Sabrina Alauddin

Fans of badminton and Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei are set to witness the first and only screening of the 133-minute Director’s Extended version of the Lee Chong Wei movie on March 9, 2018 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium Kuala Lumpur Sports City.

AirAsia’s Tan Sri Tony Applauds Style Annexe X Coffee Bay’s Support for Young Malaysian Entrepreneurs

Samentha James

Malaysia’s first family friendly café-boutique has officially opened its doors in Publika Shopping Gallery. Style Annexe X Coffee Bay was launched on January 18 by AirAsia Berhad Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim.

Korean Drama, My First Love debuts on iflix

Sabrina Alauddin

Internet TV service, iflix has announced the premiere of a new romantic Korean Drama, My First Love.

Renowned Malaysian Celebrity, Neelofa won the Elegante Distinguished Woman of the Year Award

Sabrina Alauddin

Forbes 30 under 30 Asia personnel and Malaysian Celebrity, Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor or better known as Neelofa, successfully nabbed the Woman of the Year award at the Grandeur & Elegante International Business Award (GIBAEIBA) last night. On the other hand, Mr Ben Kong won the...

Ayat-Ayat Cinta Makes A Grand Comeback After 10 Years

Samentha James

The team behind Ayat-Ayat Cinta thrilled Malaysian fans with the official gala premiere of its highly anticipated sequel on January 8 at Golden Screen Cinemas Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. This marks an entire decade since the box office film returns to the silver screens.

2nd Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) To Inspire And Support Younger Generation

Sabrina Alauddin

The 2nd Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) released its screening list and Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) nomination list in a press conference at Dorsett KL, yesterday. This year, MIFFest aims to promote the film festival to the younger generation to inspire...

CENDANA Launches Funding Programme To Stimulate Artistic Ambition Among Malaysians

Samentha James

The Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) is set to roll out its first-ever funding programme come January next year. The Emerging Artist Incubation Funding Programme was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak back in September.

WebTVAsia Elevates BoBoiBoy to Reach 2.5 Billion Viewers

Liyana Zainal

Monsta, renowned for Malaysia’s very own hit animated 3D series BoBoiBoy, announced its new international partnerships with WebTVAsia. This collaboration results in reaching out to China and India market, hitting a total of 2.5 billion viewers. The event took place at Komune,...

Ejen Ali Celebrates Success By Giving Back To The Community

Samentha James

In the spirit of giving back during the holidays, tonton and Big Bad Wolf (BBW) jointly organised the Ejen Ali Day Out yesterday at MIECC, The Mines. A total of 30 children from Pusat Jagaan Anak Yatim dan Miskin Sri Kundang, Rawang were presented with contributions during the...

Primeworks Studios Collaborates with Animonsta Studios To Present “Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!”

Samentha James

Primeworks Studios and Monsta, a subsidiary brand under Animonsta Studios, collaborated to revive the nostalgic yellow critter unto the silver screens by holding a premiere screening of Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! at MBO Starling Mall, Damansara Utama on December, 2. This...

SCCA Set To Spur The Nation's Growth of The Arts and Cultural Sector

Samentha James

Snips College of Creative Arts (SCCA) has officially unveiled its all-new comprehensive creative arts college yesterday at its grand launch event held at SCCA Sungei Wang Plaza. This is in line with the government’s initiatives to spur the growth of the arts and cultural...

Yoki Chin Honoured with PIFFA’s “Anugerah Tokoh PROFIMA (Filem) 2017”

Samentha James

Malaysia’s Yoki Chin, the Chief Executive Officer of Point Studios and President of Point College, was honoured during the recent PROFIMA International Film Fest & Awards (PIFFA) 2017 with the Anugerah Tokoh PROFIMA (Filem) 2017. The event was witnessed by Datuk Seri Dr Salleh...

Filem Malaysia Berjaya Mendapat Kutipan Lebih daripada RM 500 000 Sebelum Ditayangkan di Pawagam

Sabrina Alauddin

The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget mendapat sambutan yang membanggakan untuk filem tempatan apabila berjaya memperoleh lebih daripada RM500,000 hasil jualan box office sebelum tayangan umumnya di pawagam. Filem ini adalah sekuel dari filem pertama,The Kid From The...

Local Blockbuster Hits Over RM 500K Ahead of Its Nationwide Release

Samentha James

Malaysian upcoming film, The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget, has already hit a huge accomplishment with its hall bookings hitting half a million ringgit – despite the fact that the film has yet to be released. This alone proves that the sequel to last year’s hit...

Three Pictures Returns with Another Heart-warming Film as a Sequel to the Award-winning Film "The Kid From The Big Apple"

Samentha James

Malaysian award-winning production company, renowned for The Kid From The Big Apple, Three Pictures Sdn. Bhd., hosted an exclusive screening and press conference today for its film sequel especially for media and selected guests. The screening took place at Golden Screen...

Malaysian Equine Council and Equestrian Australia Incorporated Renew Agreement for The Usage of EA Syllabus in the country

Samentha James

The Malaysian Equine Council has renewed its agreement with Equestrian Australia Incorporated during the official opening of the National Horse Show on November 11, 2017. This will give the Council sole rights to utilize the EA Syllabus in the country thus preserving the...

The Kid From The Big Apple 2 Team Geared Up For Star Tour

Samentha James

The Kid From The Big Apple, released last year, was quick to become a Malaysian hit film. It was evident that many folks felt connected to the characters as well as the story that was woven seamlessly together by the talented Jess Teong as her directorial debut.

The Kid From The Big Apple Bags Another Award at PROFIMA International Film Festival 2017

Sabrina Alauddin

The 2016 Malaysian hit film, The Kid From The Big Apple, is still making waves in the industry. Although it has been over a year now, Jess Teong’s directorial debut has, once again, brought pride to the nation by nabbing the PIFFA Supreme Best Screenplay Award at the recent...

Malaysia, Hong Kong and China dominated PIFFA SUPREME AWARDS 2017

Sabrina Alauddin

The PIFFA Supreme Awards 2017 saw Malaysia nabbing three awards followed by Hong Kong and China with four and two awards respectively. The event took place last Sunday at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in conjunction with the PROFIMA International...

Malaysian Celebrity Carrie Lee Presents Beauty Pageant with the Biggest Prize the Country Has Ever Witnessed

Samentha James

Back in 2004, Malaysian well-known celebrity Carrie Lee brought pride to the nation by successfully outdoing a total of 9,335 contestants from all over the globe to nab the coveted International Beauty Queen title in Miss Chinese Cosmos International 2004. Thirteen years have...

MMK is set to host the 4th Miss & Mrs Malaysia Kebaya 2017/2018

Sabrina Alauddin

Miss Malaysia Kebaya Marketing (MMK) launched the 4th Miss & Mrs Malaysia Kebaya 2017/2018 yesterday at Megaview Banquet Hall, KL Tower. This was followed by the launching of Miss & Mrs Kebaya World 2017/2018 pageant. These events aim to promote Malaysian culture and tourism to...

Malaysian Award-winning Feature Film Proves That Content Is King

Samentha James

The Kid From The Big Apple, released nationwide last year, depicted a cross-cultural family drama which revolved around a 11-year-old Asian American girl who was left with no choice but to live with her estranged grandfather in Kuala Lumpur while her Malaysian-born single mother...

WTV Asia Network Launches ASEAN's First Women Channel

Liyana Zainal

Women TV Asia (WTV) became the first in ASEAN to launch an exclusive women-only channel, during a hi-tea pre-event held yesterday at Sunway Resort & Spa. HM Tommy, Group Chief Executive Officer states that the newly announced channel aims to be the first choice in the hearts of...

Malaysian Celebrities To Participate in MRCA’s 4th Charity and Carnival Run

Samentha James

MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017 is poised to see renowned personalities such as Amber Chia, Carrie Lee, Debbie Loo, Amelia Lee, Janice Choong, Crystal Lee and Owen Yap taking position as run ambassadors. The event is set to take place on November 26 at OneCity, Subang Jaya.

AIM 22 Announces Top 5 Nominees

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's most prestigious award in the music industry, Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) has announced the top five nominees for 16 award categories.

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.

Director Jess Teong Transitions into an Experienced Filmmaker with Her Upcoming Sequel

Samentha James

Jess Teong, the woman behind the touching film, The Kid From The Big Apple, sparked off her career in the entertainment industry by nabbing the title of Malaysia’s first female Cover Girl of the year back in 1990. It was then that opportunities started flooding in for her and...

Imaginex Studios to Bring Asian Sounds to the World with Its “Sounds Like Asia” Library

Samentha James

Award-winning Malaysian creative audio production studio, Imaginex Studios Sdn Bhd, is set to create ripples within the industry by being the first Malaysian company to launch a dense library of Asian sounds and audio effects, called Sounds Like Asia.

Ejen Ali’s Season 2 kicks off with an Exclusive Advance Screening

Samentha James

Primeworks Studios and Wau Animation held an exclusive advance screening of the first two episodes of Ejen Ali’s latest season on September 20, 2017, just two days prior to the series’ official release on TV3.

Adiwiraku Named “Best Film” at Festival Filem Malaysia 29

Samentha James

The highly-anticipated Festival Filem Malaysia (FFM) 29, which took place on September 23, 2017 at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), saw Adiwiraku nabbing the coveted Best Film award, beating rival films Redha, Interchange, Hanyut and Desolasi.

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.

One Thousand Million Smiles for Sudirman Fans

Ainul Ghani

Sudirman does not need any introduction especially for fellow Malaysians. The much-beloved singer has brought together fans with his chart-topping songs including Balik Kampung, Tanggal 31 and Chow Kit Road. Who would forget the unforgettable concert he did at Chow Kit Road...

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...

MDEC Sets to Spark the Region’s Animation Industry with Kre8tif! Conference & Content Festival 2017

Samentha James

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is set to ignite the region’s animation industry with its 6th edition of Kre8tif! Conference & first-ever Content Festival 2017. Kr8tif! Conference, a two-day event which commenced today at Cyberview Resort & Spa, Cyberjaya, will...

The Cooler Lumpur Festival Presents “Notes from The Future” for Its 5th Edition

Samentha James

The Cooler Lumpur Festival, Southeast Asia’s first and only festival of ideas, will be making a comeback for its fifth edition on August 17 to 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. onwards at Publika, Solaris Dutamas.

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...

Malaysia and Australia Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Continuous Artistic Exchange & Support

Samentha James

Adelaide Festival Centre of Australia, represented by Mr Joseph Mitchell, the Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival, and Cultural Economy Development Unit (CEDU) Malaysia, represented by Ms Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin, the Founding Chief Executive...

Malaysian Singer Priscilla Abby Collaborates With WebTVAsia To Release Her First Digital Single, “I Love The Sky”

Samentha James

Priscilla Abby, famed Malaysian YouTuber / Singer, has joined WebTVAsia, Asia’s top digital media entertainment company, to release her first-ever digital single titled, “I Love The Sky.”

Afdlin Shauki and Dato’ AC Mizal Announced A Brand New TV Channel To Elevate The Malaysian Creative Industry

Samentha James

Malaysia’s reputable comedians Afdlin Shauki and Dato’ AC Mizal announced their collaboration in producing a new TV channel called Syiok TV under the duo’s newly-established company, Syiok Media Network, on July 17, 2017 at Comedy Planet, Great Eastern Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian Choreographer Fahezul Azmi Presents “Tak Ku Tak!” at Dancebox 2017

Samentha James

Malaysian choreographer Fahezul Azri Suhaimi will be displaying a piece called “Tak Ku Tak!” at Dancebox 2017, a one-night only event showcasing seven new works choreographed and performed by a mix of aspiring choreographers along with industry veterans, on July 9, 2017 at...

Malaysian Marimba Player Tan Su Yin Joins French Cellist Florian Antier in Wind of Nomads Concert

Samentha James

Malaysian renowned Marimba player Tan Su Yin will be collaborating with French cellist, Florian Antier, in the Wind of Nomads concert, a 1.5 hour show featuring several new works on African and Asian percussion, which will be held from August 4 to 6 and 11 to 13, 2017 at Lambang...

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).

Les’ Copaque Expands to China with YOUKU

Samentha James

Leading animation powerhouse, Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd (Les’ Copaque) expands its iconic pioneer intellectual property (IP) to China by collaborating with its largest video streaming service platform, YOUKU, as a symbol of cultural cooperation under One Belt One Road...

The R&D Studio and Tudidut Studio Presents Junglemajig at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Samentha James

The R&D Studio and Tudidut Studio recently presented their in-development TV series project, Junglemajig, at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival under the MIFA Animation du Monde category on June 15, 2017 at the Impérial Palace Annecy, France.

Animasia Studios Teams Up With Pilla-Scheetz Productions to Develop ‘The Nine Lives of Claw’

Samentha James

Animasia Studios, a world-class 2D animation production studio based in Malaysia, has partnered up with USA’s Pilla-Scheetz Productions to develop the 2D animated concept The Nine Lives of Claw into a multi-platform brand consisting of animated series, mobile games and toy...

Alif Satar Partners Up With Cartoon Network to Guest Star in Special Ben 10 Episodes

Samentha James

Malaysia’s multi-talented singer and host, Alif Satar, has partnered up with Cartoon Network to guest star in special Ben 10 episodes which is set to air on the Cartoon Network channel (Astro Ch. 616) beginning June 17, Saturday at 9am.

HyppTV Collaborates With Yayasan Artis 1 Malaysia (YA1M) and Food Aid Foundation For Its #tambahlagi #KeajaibanRamadan Campaign

Samentha James

Malaysia’s largest and award-winning IPTV service powered by Telekom Malaysia (TM), HyppTV, collaborated with Yayasan Artis 1 Malaysia (YA1M) and Food Aid Foundation to bring a host of community-oriented activities centered in Shah Alam in conjunction with its Ramadan...

Lemon Sky Animation Celebrates 10th Birthday In Style!

Samentha James

Lemon Sky Animation, a top Malaysian-based independent Computer Generated Imaging (CGI) animation studio, recently held a one-day-only event on June 5, 2017 at its office in Petaling Jaya to commemorate its 10th anniversary in the animation and visual effects arena.

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.

WebTVAsia Grows Bigger with China’s Tudou

Samentha James

WebTVAsia, the Malaysia-based digital media entertainment company, officially announced on June 2 during the Rise of Asia Forum that it is spreading its wings by venturing into a global strategic partnership with China’s leading short video platform Tudou, a solely owned...

Razif Hashim Takes on the Lead at Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian TV host, Razif Hashim took on the leading role at the award-winning play, ‘Betrayal’ by British playwright, Harold Pinter. The play is staged from 19th May until 4th June 2017 at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).

Malaysian Stories Gives Fuel to Jess Teong’s Upcoming Film

Samentha James

Last year, The Kid From The Big Apple brought upon a multitude of emotions to its audiences; from happiness of reminiscing fond memories to regret for lost time, the film left many audiences inspired and visibly moved by the production. Now, director Jess Teong is back with the...

RIM Targets RM500 million Annual Value for the Malaysian Music Industry by 2028

Amirin Arsyan

The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) is targeting to achieve a combined value of RM500 million per year for the local music industry in 10 years, by 2028.

dimsum Debuts First Branded VOD Content

Amzar Anizam

dimsum, the latest subscription video-on-demand service in Malaysia, debuted its first branded VOD content from Oh!K, a Korean entertainment channel owned by Turner Asia Pacific.

Maslina Yusoff’s Children’s Book Series, ‘Mila’ to be Adapted into Animation

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian author, Maslina Yusoff is set to adapt her 9-part children’s book series titled, Mila into a 52-episode animation series following a memorandum of understanding with H Culture, one of South Korea’s leading studios.

Lil Critter Workshop’s ‘Hogie the Globehopper’ to Screen on Netflix

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian animation studio, Lil Critter Workshop Sdn Bhd is set to debut its award-winning animation series, Hogie the Globehopper on the global video-on-demand service, Netflix later this year.

Astro and Turner Enter into Strategic JV for Co-Production and Distribution of Asian Content

Amzar Anizam

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) and Turner Asia Pacific entered into strategic joint-venture on Warner TV which comprises co-ownership, co-production of Asian content for global reach, distribution of Astro content, and carriage of the channel on Astro and Tribe.

Malaysian Renowned Author Ramlee Awang Murshid Brings His Ideas To Life After 10 Years

Samentha James

Malaysian renowned novelist Ramlee Awang Murshid has finally achieved his dream of seeing his work on the silver screen. Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba, an adaptation of his best-selling novel, hit cinemas nationwide last week and was well received by the throngs of movie-goers.

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.

iflix to Produce Original Stand-up Comedy Show, ‘Oi! Jaga Mulut’

Amzar Anizam

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service, is set to produce an original stand-up comedy show, 'Oi! Jaga Mulut' later this year.

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.

FINAS Awards RM1.69 Million ‘Feature Film Incentive’ to 23 Local Film Production Houses

Amirin Arsyan

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) awarded RM1.69 million of Feature Film Incentive (Insentif Tayangan Filem Cereka (ITFC) to 23 local film production houses, which produced 30 films for the first quarter of 2017.

Drama Festival KL 2017 Announces Winners

Amirin Arsyan

Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur (DFKL) has announced the winners of its fourth edition on 9th April 2017, at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).

Asian Television Awards 2017 Open for Entries

Amirin Arsyan

The region’s prestigious television industry award, Asian Television Awards (ATA) 2017, which spans 42 contested categories across variety of genres and performance segments, is now calling for entries for programmes produced from 1st June 2016 to 31st May 2017.

HyppTV Introduces 7 New Channels on its 7th Anniversary

Amzar Anizam

TM's award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV introduced seven new channels from India, Korea and Indonesia in conjunction with its 7th year anniversary.

Beto Kusyairi Wins ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ Award at Singapore’s Pesta Perdana

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian actor, Beto Kusyairi garnered the ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role (Drama Series)’ award for his role in the light-hearted Singaporean drama series, Kisah Tok Kadi at the 14th Pesta Perdana in Singapore recently.

Malaysian Film Producers Association Announces New President and Committee

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian Film Producers Association (PFM) recently announced the new president and committee members for 2017/2019 term during its 35th Annual General Meeting at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

iflix is Now Your New Best Friend

Liyana Zainal

Malaysia’s very own, iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is now offering an on-demand service for users to enjoy on their own terms. Jason Monteiro, iflix Asia Marketing Director reiterated that users’ personal viewing pleasure is now...

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.

Malaysian Singer, Hanz Koay Wins ‘Top Viewer's Choice Award’ at HK Asian-Pop Music Festival

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian singer, Hanz Koay took home the ‘Top Viewer's Choice Award’ at the 7th Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF 2017), held recently in Hong Kong.

Siti Nurhaliza’s ‘Cindai’ Nominated for Best OST Category at Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards

Amirin Arsyan

Award-winning song ‘Cindai’ by the Malaysian songstress, Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza is nominated for the Best Original Soundtrack (OST) Film category at the upcoming Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards 2017.

HyppTV-BBC Worldwide Launch New SVOD Service, ‘BBC Player’ in Malaysia

Amirin Arsyan

Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) IPTV service, HyppTV and BBC Worldwide announced the official launch of new Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service, BBC Player in Malaysia. This latest offering will allow fans of BBC’s programmes to watch the very best of BBC content...

Malaysian Singer-Songwriter, Ariff AB Signs with British Record Label

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian singer-songwriter, Ariff AB signed with British record label, Decca Records which is part of Universal Music Group to publish and distribute his upcoming 11-track album, 'Blue Skeleton.'

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.

Sheila Majid to Showcase New Songs Live at the Oldest Rainforest in the World

Amirin Arsyan

Award-winning local singer, Dato’ Sheila Majid, is set to showcase her new songs from new latest album live at the world’s oldest rainforest, Belum Rainforest on 29th April 2017.

Malaysia’s Latest VOD Service, ‘dimsum’ Inks Deal with Top Asian Broadcasters and Distributors

Amzar Anizam

dimsum, Malaysia’s latest subscription video-on-demand (VOD) service, inked five landmark deals with top Asian broadcasters and distributors at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) on 14th March 2017.

Animasia Studio and ZeroOne Animation Launch Co-Pro Film, 'Chuck Chicken the Movie'

Amzar Anizam

Local animation provider, Animasia Studio and China’s ZeroOne Animation launched the trailer for their upcoming US$ 8.5 Million (RMB 60 Million) co-production, 'Chuck Chicken the Movie' (also known as KungFu Chicken in China) at the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market...

GOASEAN Enters OTT Space with Strategic Partners, tonton and dimsum

Amzar Anizam

GOASEAN, the world’s first ASEAN travel channel announced a landmark partnership at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) with tonton and dimsum on 13th March 2017.

‘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.

New ‘Didi & Friends’ Series to Premiere on Astro First and 13 TGV Cinemas Nationwide

Amzar Anizam

Digital Durian’s phenomenal animation, 'Didi & Friends' is set to launch its new series, 'Cerita-Cerita Didi & Friends' on Astro First and thirteen TGV cinemas nationwide, starting 16th March 2017.

iflix Secures Over USD90 Million New Funds for Global Expansion

Amzar Anizam

iflix today announced it has closed a new round of funding in excess of US$90 million to support its further international expansion.

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.

‘Redhaku Untukmu’ Wins Four Awards at the Third P.Ramlee Tribute ‘Kaseh’ Award

Amirin Arsyan

Redhaku Untukmu, a telefilm by actress-turned-director, Dira Abu Zahar bagged four awards at the third P.Ramlee Tribute ‘Kaseh’ Award, held on 4th March 2017 at the Auditorium Perdana Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur.

RIM Announces the Return of RIM Charts

Amzar Anizam

The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) announced the return of RIM Charts after more than a decade of absence since 2006.

Digital Durian Introduces New Animated Series, ‘Omar & Hana’

Amzar Anizam

Digital Durian Animation Studio introduced a new animated series; Omar & Hana, which focuses on Islamic content and nursery rhymes.

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.

Frontier Borneo Debuts Online Before the Channel Premier

Amirin Arsyan

Frontier Borneo, a local series production by Malaysia’s Kyanite TV and Singapore’s Beach House Pictures for Discovery Channel debuted the first episode online on ‘Astro on the Go’ platform before the premier on Discovery Channel on 28th February 2017.

13 Local Musicians to Perform at First LOVELIFEST2017 Music Festival

Amzar Anizam

Thirteen local musicians, including Yuna, Hujan, OAG, Oh Chentaku, and many more are set to perform at inaugural LOVELIFEST 2017, a music festival to celebrate local music and arts on 11th March 2017 at Setia Park City, Shah Alam.

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.

Local Animation Studio, ‘Netcarbon’ Garners Silver Medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo 2017

Amzar Anizam

Local animation studio, Netcarbon Sdn Bhd was presented the Silver Medal at the recent Malaysia Technology Expo, held at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur for the inventive innovation of application of new animation technique to produce Supersquad the Movie in 2014.

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.

HyppTV Partners KRU Media to Launch New Channel, Playbox HD

Amirin Arsyan

Telekom Malaysia Berhad's (TM) award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV has partnered with KRU Media Sdn Bhd to launch a new channel, Playbox HD with HyppTV's ‘Aneka Pack’ starting February 2017.

iflix-Zain Joint Venture Brings the SVOD Service to Middle East and North Africa

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia-based iflix and Zain, a leading telco in the Middle East announced 'iflix Arabia' to bring iflix’s service to the Middle East and North Africa in the second quarter of 2017.

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.

Malaysian Talent, Bernie Lu Huey is a Semi-Finalist for Japanese Singing Talent Show

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysian talent, Bernie Lu Huey is nominated as the top 12 semi-finalists of the Asia Audition of prestigious Japanese singing talent show, I Can Sing in Japanese! along with other contestants from Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Hong Kong.

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.

Miri Country Music Festival Back for Fourth Edition

Amirin Arsyan

The fourth edition of Miri Country Music Festival (MCMF) is making a comeback with a 2-day event from 25th to 26th February 2017 at Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri, Sarawak to thrill fans of western and country genre, including country rock.

Universal Music Malaysia Signs Fazura

Amirin Arsyan

Universal Music Malaysia signed award-winning local actress, Fazura under their label to manage her career all areas; including acting, singing, brand ambassador contract and others.

#CeritaKita Announced as the Theme for Drama Festival KL 2017

Amirin Arsyan

Media Prima Television Networks has announced #CeritaKita (#OurStory) as the theme for its fourth Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur (DFKL) to be held from February to April 2017.

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.

Brainy Bunch Launches Edutainment Animation Series

Amzar Anizam

Brainy Apps and Brainy Bunch International Montessori launched 3D edutainment animation series, Brainy Bunch Animation as an initiative to innovate learning and provide valuable entertainment for children, with the hope of developing their minds to become successful individuals.

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.

Animasia Studio Inks Double Deals at HK International Licensing Show 2017

Amzar Anizam

Animasia Studio signed double deals at the recent Hong Kong International Licensing Show with Singapore’s Sessom Asia, one of Southeast Asia’s major retail solutions provider and X System, a premier entertainment and live-show specialist based in Singapore and Australia.

'Lelaki Teragung' Named Best Song at Anugerah Juara Lagu-31

Amzar Anizam

Lelaki Teragung, a song by Dayang Nurfaizah was named ‘Best Song’ at Anugerah Juara Lagu-31 (AJL31). Composed by Natasha and written by Iman Imran, the song also garnered ‘Best Vocal’ award for Dayang Nurfaizah.

Les’ Copaque Garners ‘Gold Play Button’ for Surpassing One Million Subscribers on YouTube

Amzar Anizam

Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd hits another milestone as the production giant garnered a ‘Gold Play Button’ plaque from YouTube recently for surpassing over one million subscribers on the video-sharing platform.

Era FM Announces Winners of its First ‘Digital Music Awards’

Amzar Anizam

Era FM announced the six winners of its first Era Digital Music Awards 2016 (ERADMA) via Facebook Live feature on 18th January 2016. In its first installment, the fully digital award seeks to recognise talents discovered through the digital medium.

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.

Media Prima Digital Launches Malaysia’s First FPS Mobile Game Based on a Movie, J-Revolusi

Amzar Anizam

Media Prima Digital together with PlaySide Studios, an Australian video game developer launched Malaysia’s first first-person shooter (FPS) mobile game based on its highly anticipated action movie, J-Revolusi.

Local Indie Publishers to Launch New Titles and Their Theater Adaptation

Amzar Anizam

Local indie publishers; Buku Fixi, Moka Mocha Ink, Thukul Cetak and Penerbitan Langit are set to launch new titles; Hitam, Pengembaraan Shell-Searching Seekor Umang-Umang Rock n' Roll dan Lain-Lain Cerita, Are You Talking About Trust?, and Gigitan Cinta Tongkahan as well as the...

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.

Nibiru Pictures Launches its First Animation, MBoo

Amzar Anizam

Local animation production house, Nibiru Pictures Sdn Bhd launched its first animation, MBoo at the Zoom Kartun event at The Summit on 7th January 2016.

Era FM First ‘Digital Music Awards’ to Stream Live on Facebook

Amzar Anizam

Era Fm introduces its first social media-based award; Era Digital Music Awards (ERA DMA) which will be streamed live on Facebook on 18th 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.

Les’ Copaque Teases Trailer for ‘Upin & Ipin The Movie’

Amzar Anizam

Les’ Copaque Production has released the teaser trailer for the upcoming Upin & Ipin The Movie.

Media Prima’s Tonton and NTV7 Serve as Official Broadcaster for ESL One Genting eSports Tournament

Amzar Anizam

Media Prima's online video streaming portal, ‘tonton’ and free-to-air channel, ‘ntv7’ are set to be the official broadcasters for ‘ESL One Genting DOTA 2’ tournament which is set to take place at the Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands from 6th to 8th January 2017.

Animasia Studio’s Chuck Chicken Now Broadcasts in China, Singapore and Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

Animasia Studio’s action comedy series, Chuck Chicken has successfully landed on several channels in Asia and now broadcasting on Wuhan Kids TV (China), MediaCorp Suria Channel (Singapore), and Media Prima TV9 (Malaysia).

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.

GV Media Broadcast Sdn Bhd, Local Animation and Creative Content Production House Seeks New Talents

Amzar Anizam

GV Media Broadcast Sdn Bhd, a local Animation & Creative Content Production House seeks 3D Animator, 3D Modelling Artist, Lighting & Compositing Artist, VFX cum Graphic Designer, and Editor.

FINAS Announces Dato’ Fauzi Ayob as the New Director General

Amzar Anizam

Dato’ Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib, Chairman of FINAS today announced the appointment of Dato’ Fauzi Ayob as the next Director General of FINAS, while Mr. Azmir Saifuddin Mutalib as the new Deputy Director General (Management), effective 1st January 2017.

‘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,...

Digital Durian Launches the First ‘Didi & Friends’ Store in Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

Digital Durian, in its first collaboration with Metrojaya and Astro launched the first store for its popular pre-school animation Didi & Friends in Metrojaya, The Curve mall on 23rd December 2016.

‘Tuan Anas Mikael’ Sweeps Four Awards at the Inaugural Telenovela Award

Amzar Anizam

Pena Creative Pictures' drama, 'Tuan Anas Mikael' swept four awards; ‘Best Telenovela Producer’ (Pena Creative Pictures), ‘Best Telenovela Director’ (Raja Ahmad Alauddin), ‘Best Actor’ (Aaron Aziz), and ‘Best Actress’ (Zara Zya) at the inaugural ‘Telenovela...

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.

Shila Amzah Receives Three Accolades at Music Pioneer Awards in China

Amzar Anizam

China-based Malaysian singer, Shila Amzah garnered three trophies; ‘Top 10 Song (Hong Kong and Taiwan),’ ‘Top 5 Most Popular Female Artiste,’ and ‘Best Female Singer (Hong Kong and Taiwan)’ at the 2016 Music Pioneer Awards, held in Guangzhou, China recently.

'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).

Astro’s ‘eGG Network’ Debut in Australia as the First eSports Channel in the Country

Amzar Anizam

Astro Malaysia announced the launch of eGG Network (or Every Good Game), in Australia via Fetch TV, making it the first eSports and gaming entertainment channel to be made available in the country.

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza Dominates AIM 22 with Five Awards

Amzar Anizam

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza won big at the 22nd Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM 22) with five awards; Best Album, Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Female), Best Arrangement in a Song, Best Nasyid Song, and Best Malaysian Singer.

Astro-Les' Copaque Introduces New Channel, ‘Upin & Ipin Bersama Kawan-Kawan’

Amzar Anizam

Astro announced a joint collaboration with Les' Copaque Production Sdn Bhd to introduce a new channel, Upin & Ipin Bersama Kawan-Kawan on Astro First.

Hud Hud Media’s ‘Ummi’ Series Expands into Publishing

Amzar Anizam

Hud Hud Media’s Ummi…Ceritalah Pada Kami series expanded into print, with a new 13-series comic.

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...

Malaysia Bags Five Awards at 21st Asian Television Awards

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's creative content and talents bagged five awards at the 21st annual presentation of the region's most prestigious industry awards, Asian Television Awards (ATA) 2016 in Singapore.

Enfiniti Vision Media’s Aladdin Returns with a Malaysian Twist

Mila Ismail

Malaysia’s leading service provider in theatre productions, Enfiniti Vision Media together with its theatre academy branch, Enfiniti Academy stages Aladdin – Reloaded, following the success of Aladdin - A Musical Comedy staged in 2015.

GIG88 Launches Malaysia's Largest Performing Artiste Platform

Mila Ismail

GIG88, Malaysia’s largest performing artist platform officially introduced a one-stop marketplace that enables anyone to source and book performing artistes, GIG88.com.

Giggle Garage’s Origanimals Wins Best 3D Animated Programme at Asian Television Awards 2016

Mila Ismail

Giggle Garage's internationally-acclaimed animation, Origanimals scored the Best 3D Animated Programme award at the 21st Asian Television Awards held in Singapore on 1st December 2016.

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.

WebTVAsia Awards 2016 Reveals Award Nominees

Mila Ismail

WebTVAsia Awards unveiled the contenders for their ‘Most Popular’ award categories. Themed ‘Celebrate Asia’, the award show will honour 33 categories including the most coveted ‘Freaking Awesome Video of the Year’, ‘Channel of the Year’ and ‘Breakout Creator of...

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.

WebTVAsia Awards Returns to Honour Asia’s Best Digital Talent and Content Creators

Mila Ismail

Asia’s most anticipated annual digital creator awards show, WebTVAsia Award is set to make a spectacular return on 26th November this year to honour the year’s best digital talent and content creators in Asia.

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...

18 Malaysian Contents Garner Nominations for Asian Television Awards 2016

Mila Ismail

18 Malaysian creative contents and talents are nominated for the 21st annual presentation of the region's most prestigious industry awards, Asian Television Awards 2016.

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.

KL Literary Festival Aims to Turn Kuala Lumpur into a World Book Capital

Mila Ismail

The inaugural Kuala Lumpur Literary Festival (KLLF), organised by Perbadanan Kota Buku as one of its effort to certify Kuala Lumpur as the World Book Capital as certified by UNESCO, was held from 11th to 13th November 2016 at the Art Printing Works in Bangsar.

Dato' Kamil Ends Service as FINAS' Director General

Mila Ismail

The National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) officially announced the end of its Director General (now former Director General), Dato' Kamil Othman's services. Dato' Kamil Othman officially left his office in FINAS Hulu Kelang yesterday after much speculation within the...

Star Media Group Serves Best All-Asian Content, Ventures into OTT Streaming with dimsum.my

Mila Ismail

Star Media Group Bhd officially launched its latest digital project; dimsum.my, Malaysia's first homegrown Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming service providing all-Asian content.

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...

Fixi Novo Searches for Malaysian Short Stories

Mila Ismail

Fixi Novo, a label under Malaysian pulp fiction publisher, Buku Fixi is on the lookout for original local short stories for its upcoming anthology project, Micro Malaysians.

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...

Malaysian Short Animated Films Screen at 15th France Animated Film Festival in KL

Amzar Anizam

Two local short animated films, 'Ulek Mayang: Spirits of the Sea' by Hajar Aznam and 'The Flower of Guernica' by Sokhooi Teng were screened at the 15th France Animated Film Festival, on 21st October 2016 at FINAS, Petaling Jaya.

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.

Malaysia Takes Home 6 Awards at Anugerah Planet Muzik 2016

Mila Ismail

Malaysian artistes bagged six out of 19 awards at the Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) 2016, including two main awards of the night; APM's Best Song and APM's Most Popular Song.

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.

Global Station Launches New Drama Series, ‘Papa Ricky’ at MIPCOM 2016

Mila Ismail

Malaysian production house, Global Station in collaboration with the nation's satellite pay TV, Astro launched the trailers for its new drama series, Papa Ricky at MIPCOM, the world's leading entertainment content market in Cannes, France.

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.

Iflix Hackathon Series Bring 'Mr. Robot' Experience to Life

Amzar Anizam

Southeast Asia's leading Internet TV service provider, iflix embarked on a hackathon series to bring one of its most popular first run exclusives, Mr. Robot experience to life. The ‘Hacked by Mr. Robot’ campaign was carried out in three waves; hackathon, ATL and online from...

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.

Darren Choy Elected as the Chairman of RIM

Mila Ismail

The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) has appointed Darren Choy, the current Managing Director of Warner Music Malaysia as the new Chairman of RIM for 2016-2018 at RIM’s 38th Annual General Meeting recently. He replaces Dato’ Norman Abdul Halim, the Executive...

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...

Bunkface and Yuna Nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards 2016

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's indie rock band, Bunkface and singer-songwriter, Yuna are in the running to become the ‘Best Southeast Asia Act’ as they are nominated in the category at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) 2016.

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.

Kyanite TV Announces Landmark Co-Production Deal with Singapore’s Beach House Pictures for ‘Borneo’

Amzar Anizam

Kyanite TV, one of Malaysia’s leading production houses announced a landmark co-production deal with Singapore-based multi-award winning production house, Beach House Pictures (BHP) for an epic documentary series titled, Borneo.

Giggle Garage’s Origanimals Scores Grand Prize at the ASEAN Character Award in Japan

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s award-winning animation studio, Giggle Garage took home the grand prize at the third ASEAN Character Awards held in Japan, for its latest animation 'Origanimals.'

Anuar Zain Releases a New Album, Features International Orchestras

Amzar Anizam

Award-winning singer, Anuar Zain is back with a new album after a five year hiatus, featuring the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Scoring Orchestra.

KL Converge! Returns to Promote Malaysia as a Creative Digital Content Hub

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s biggest digital and social event of the year, KL Converge! is set to return on 22nd to 24th September 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, to promote Malaysia as a creative digital content hub through the innovation of interactive content.

‘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.

'Hogie the Globehopper' Launches a YouTube Channel with Weekly Educational Clips

Amzar Anizam

Lil Critter Workshop’s award-winning IP, Hogie the Globehopper launched a YouTube channel to complement the TV show, featuring exclusive educational clips with songs, stories and facts from around the world every week.

'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).

Local Singer Resh to Release a New Single Featuring India’s Indie Artist Monica Dogra

Amzar Anizam

Local award-winning artist, Resh has teamed up with one of India’s most accomplished indie pop artist, Monica Dogra for his new single, 'Trouble.' The ballad is the third single from his critically acclaimed EP, 'Who Am I.'

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.

Maxis 4G and YouTube Premiere ‘Rojak 360°,’ Malaysia's First 360-degree Film Series

Amzar Anizam

Maxis 4G collaborated with YouTube to premiere nation’s first 360° film series, 'Rojak 360°' directed by five homegrown award-winning content creators to celebrate the Independence Day and Malaysia Day.

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.

iflix Launches 'Playlists’ Featuring Over 50 Top Local Celebrities

Mila Ismail

iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets launched its brand-new 'Playlists' feature, enabling over a million of its members to find new TV shows and movies from more than 50 of Malaysia’s most influential celebrities.

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.

Universal Music Group Team Up with ONE Championship for Ultimate Live Sports Entertainment Experience

Mila Ismail

Universal Music Group (UMG) announced its collaboration with ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asia to bring blockbuster concert performances by local artists to ONE Championship's upcoming live mixed martial arts (MMA) events, ONE: Unbreakable Warriors on...

Upin & Ipin Jeng, Jeng, Jeng! Launches Official Music Video Ahead of the Film's Release

Mila Ismail

Les' Copaque Production in collaboration with KRU Studios has launched the official music video for the upcoming live-action animation film, Upin & Ipin Jeng, Jeng, Jeng! on 16th August 2016.

Astro Wins Gold Honour for 7th Consecutive Year at Putra Brand Awards 2016

Mila Ismail

Astro, Malaysia’s leading integrated consumer media entertainment group won the Gold honour under the ‘Media and Network’ category for seventh consecutive year at the recent Putra Brand Awards 2016.

Mediasoft Entertainment’s ‘Roll Spike’ Hits 3.5 Million Downloads, Launches ‘Rio’ Edition

Amzar Anizam

Mediasoft Entertainment’s latest mobile game, Roll Spike achieves a new high as it reaches 3.5 million downloads worldwide, just three months after its launch in May 2016. In conjunction with this new achievement, the game has also launched a new update which will bring its...

HyppTV Collaborates with Huawei to Broadcast First 4K Content in Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

TM's award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV becomes the first provider in Malaysia to broadcast 4K quality content in collaboration with its technology partner, Huawei.

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...

Dennis Lau Enters Malaysia Book of Records for ‘Most Music Collaborations by an Instrumentalist’

Amzar Anizam

Dennis Lau, a renowned Malaysian electric violinist officially enters The Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for' Most Number of Music Collaborations by an Instrumentalist (Violinist)' with 100 artists and performers.

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.

MyCreative and FINAS Join Hands to Strengthen the Creative Industry

Mila Ismail

MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd (MyCreative) and the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) penned a Collaboration Agreement to bolster the national creative content industry, at The Royal Chulan Damansara on 5th August 2016.

Malaysian Animation Studios Sign MoU with Canadian Animation Software Giant, Toon Boom

Amzar Anizam

Two local animation companies; Funcel Sdn Bhd and All-for-One Productions Sdn Bhd have signed an MoU with a Canadian animation software giant, Toon Boom Animation at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on 2nd August 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.

WebTVAsia to Launch its First Original Content Production‬

Mila Ismail

WebTVAsia, Asian leading digital media entertainment group is set to launch its first original web content, Asia Hot Angels. Set to premiere in August 2016, the new online reality series will feature 12 social media influencers representing 12 Asian countries, competing in a...

Prodigee Media to Continue Empowering Asian Content and Talents

Mila Ismail

Malaysia’s Prodigee Media, a multi-award winning media entertainment company is set to continue its role in empowering Asian content and talents through its Multi-Channel Network (MCN), WebTVAsia. Having rapidly expanded its business to nine markets across Asia; Malaysia,...

Astro Continues to Expand its Edutainment Program with ‘Oh My English!’ Spin-Off

Mila Ismail

Astro; Malaysian satellite pay TV service provider, continues to expand its edutainment program with a spin-off of Oh My English! (OME!); the most popular local edutainment TV series, titled Oh My English! After School which is set for broadcast on Astro TVIQ (Channel 610) and...

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...

iflix Acquires Exclusive Rights to Broadcast the Second Season of Mr. Robot in Malaysia

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's leading Internet TV service, iflix has acquired the exclusive rights from NBC Universal to broadcast the second season of the critically-acclaimed cyber-thriller series, Mr. Robot in Malaysia.

‘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.

Viral Fest Asia 2016 Gathers 27 Top Artistes from 12 Asian Countries

Amzar Anizam

The recently concluded first edition of Viral Fest Asia (VFA) organised by WebTVAsia, gathered an all-star lineup of 27 top artistes from 12 Asian countries to celebrate the best of Asian music, talent, and culture in Bali, Indonesia.

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.

WebTVAsia’s ‘Rise of Asia’ Forum Unites Asian Media Entertainment Market

Amzar Anizam

WebTVAsia, Asia’s leading digital entertainment network with the widest reach of studios and channels in 12 Asia-Pacific countries, organised the Rise of Asia Forum which aimed to unite Asian media entertainment market on 15th July 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.

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.

WebTVAsia to Debut Asia’s Biggest Digital Music Festival

Mila Ismail

Asian leading digital media entertainment group, WebTVAsia is set to launch Asia's biggest digital music festival, Viral Fest Asia 2016 in Bali, Indonesia on 16th July 2016. The festival aims to celebrate the best of Asian music, talent and culture.

Kyanite TV Teams Up with Jojo Struys to Produce Exclusive Audio Content for Westin Hotels

Amzar Anizam

Malaysian production studio, Kyanite TV has teamed up with Jojo Struys to produce exclusive audio content for Westin Hotels and Resorts.

Backbone Entertainment Expands its Animation Series ‘SugarPals’ into an Education Portal

Mila Ismail

Local-based animation studio, Backbone Entertainment Sdn Bhd has expanded its animation series, SugarPals into an education portal aimed for children aged 6 to 11 years old.

Mediasoft Entertainment’s ‘Tappymon’ Featured in ‘Best New Game’ Categories on App Store in 3 Countries

Amzar Anizam

Mediasoft Entertainment’s latest game in development, 'Tappymon' has been featured in the ‘Best New Game’ and ‘Games We Love’ categories on Apple App Store in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand via its Beta version.

Malaysian Music Companies Sign Deal with International Music Giants

Amzar Anizam

The recently concluded world’s largest music market, MIDEM 2016 witnessed the signing of three memorandum of understanding between Malaysian music companies and international music giants.

Two Malaysian Animation Projects to Compete in Seoul Promotion Plan 2016

Mila Ismail

Two Malaysian animation projects have been selected to compete in Seoul Promotion Plan (SPP) 2016. Sam Mchamm: The Kingdom of FooDoo by Frogtale Studio and Borneo Synergy's Becky Fixity has been shortlisted as finalists to compete in the market's Project Competition, and are the...

FINAS to Move as an Economic Engine for the Entities in the Industry

Mila Ismail

FINAS is currently undergoing transformation of strategies in order to move as an economic engine for entities in the industry. Dato’ Kamil Othamn, Director General of FINAS emphasised that "FINAS is not all about entertainment, it is an economic engine."

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...

HyppTV’s HyppSports HD Serves as the Official IPTV Broadcast Partner for Rio 2016

Amzar Anizam

HyppTV's 'HyppSports HD' channels (HyppTV Channels 720 - 726) will broadcast the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the Official IPTV Broadcast Partner in Malaysia from 25th July to 2nd September 2016.

GOASEAN Turns One, Launches Two New Travel Shows

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia's award-winning multi-platform travel channel, GOASEAN unveiled its two new original series, The Eco Traveller and The Halal Foodie in conjunction with its first anniversary, starting June 2016.

HyppTV to Air Viu’s Original Drama Series, ‘Margaret and David - Green Bean’

Amzar Anizam

HyppTV is set to air 'Margaret and David – Green Bean,' a highly anticipated Cantonese drama series first and exclusive on now International, HyppTV Channel 201 starting 11th June 2016 at 8 pm in a weekly double episode.

Iflix Announces Multi-Year Content Licensing Deal with NBCUniversal

Amzar Anizam

iflix announces a landmark extension of their partnership with NBCUniversal to add not only hundreds of hours of their most popular and iconic shows but more than 20 first run exclusive titles.

HyppTV Launches New Islamic-Content Channel, Salam HD

Amzar Anizam

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) via its award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV unveiled a new Islamic content channel ‘Salam HD’ on HyppTV Channel 113, starting 5th June 2016.

‘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.

iflix Continues Rapid Expansion in Southeast Asia

Mila Ismail

One year into its establishment, Malaysia-based Internet TV service, iflix continues its rapid expansion in Southeast Asia with a succession of key appointments from regional giants and industry leaders, following the successful completion on the company’s huge second round of...

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...

ntv7 Golden Awards Returns as the First Open Nominations Award

Mila Ismail

ntv7 Golden Awards is set to return as the first open nominations award. For the first time since it was introduced in 2010, the award show will engage the audiences in its nomination process via online nomination.

Animasia Studio's 'Harry and Bunnie' Heads to Disney Channels in Asia

Amzar Anizam

Animasia Studio’s latest animation series, 'Harry & Bunnie' is heading to Disney Channels in Asia including Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and India. The series will premiere on Friday starting from 20th May 2016.

5 Unsigned Local Acts to Compete as the Next Indie Rock Band

Amzar Anizam

5 unsigned local acts; Ryöt Jones, TMJB, Smack Soul, Daylight Descends and The A Street Band are set to compete in the race of becoming the next best indie rock band in ‘Rock the House’ competition, organised by Live House Kuala Lumpur.

‘Keluang Man’ to Make a Comeback on Stage

Mila Ismail

Malaysia’s own superhero, Keluang Man is set to make a comeback on a theatrical production titled, Keluang Man: Hero Senti-Mental in conjunction with the animation's 20th anniversary.

FINAS to Monitor the Development of ‘Disappear’

Amzar Anizam

FINAS plans to monitor the development process of 'Disappear,' the winning story from Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360, Kota Buku's inaugural publishing to media pitching competition.

Media Prima Garners 51 Nominations for Anugerah Seri Angkasa 2016

Amzar Anizam

A total of 51 shortlisted nominees under Media Prima's television arm have made their way into the Top 5 list across several categories in the upcoming Anugerah Seri Angkasa (ASA) 2016.

China's Award-Winning Filmmaker, Xie Fei to Share 3 Decades of Filmmaking with FINAS

Mila Ismail

China’s award-wining veteran filmmaker, Xie Fei will be sharing his experience in filmmaking during his masterclass which will be organised by FINAS at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre from 14th to 15th May 2016.

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.

Anugerah Seri Angkasa 2016 Receives 756 Submissions from 43 Stations

Amzar Anizam

Back on stage after six years, Anugerah Seri Angkasa 2016 (ASA 2016) received an overwhelming response from local broadcasters, recording a total of 756 submissions from 43 major TV and radio stations to compete in 57 categories.

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.

World Youth Jazz Festival to Feature 20 Local and International Artistes

Amzar Anizam

World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) which will be held from 6th to 8th May 2016, at the Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur is set to feature 20 home-grown and international jazz artistes including Maya Karin, W.A.R.I.S., Salamiah Hassan, Atillia, Janine Annice (United Kingdom), Dua Drum...

Astro Launches eGG, the Region’s First eSports Channel

Amzar Anizam

Astro marks a new milestone as the first in Southeast Asia to launch a dedicated eSports channel in the region, Every Good Game (eGG) starting June 2016.

‪'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.

KP's Korner: A Good Script Makes a Great Film

Amzar Anizam

Introducing 'KP's Korner,' a monthly segment with Dato’ Kamil Othman, Director General of FINAS to highlight the insights of Malaysia's Film Industry.

Kota Buku Announces the Finalists for Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360

Amzar Anizam

Kota Buku in collaboration with Kumpulan Media Karangkraf and the FINAS announced the finalists for the Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360, the world’s first publishing to media pitching competition.

Gerak Khas 2016 to be Directed by Several Prominent Directors

Anuar Mat Saat

Gerak Khas 2016 is set to be directed by several prominent directors such as Syamsul Yusof, Aziz M. Osman, Faizal Yusof, C Kumaresan and Majed Salleh besides Datuk Yusuf Haslam.

TM Partners with Vuclip to Launch Viu, New VOD Service in Malaysia

Anuar Mat Saat

Telekom Malaysia Berhad and Viu an Over-the -Top video-on-demand service from Vuclip, announced their partnership with the launch of Viu in Malaysia.

IFLIX Surpassed One Million Members in 6 Months

Amzar Anizam

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service announced today that it has reached over one million members within only six months of launch.

Netflix Now Available in More than 130 New Countries, including Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

Netflix has launched its service globally, simultaneously bringing its Internet TV network to more than 130 new countries around the world, including Malaysia at at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Warner TV to Premiere DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Exclusively on HyppTV

Amzar Anizam

Warner TV will premiere the highly anticipated new series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on HyppTV (Warner TV HD Channel 613) same day as the U.S on Friday, 22 January at 9.00 pm.

HYPPTV Unveils Malaysia's First Local Film Maker Reality Show

Anuar Mat Saat

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) via its award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV unveiled a new reality TV contest called 'I Want To Be A Filmmaker'

iFLIX Launches Download and Watch Offline Feature

Anuar Mat Saat

‘Download and Watch Offline’ allows subscribers to enjoy iflix’s vast selection of top TV shows and movies wherever they are, without an Internet connection

RTM to Host ASEAN-Japan TV Festival 2015

Anuar Mat Saat

The ASEAN-Japan Television Festival 2015 will be hosted and organised by the Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), and Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) from 9th September to 12th September 2015...

RTM Prepares for HbbTV

Amzar Anizam

RTM plans to introduce Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) services next year.

The Era of Digital Terrestrial Television Begins

Ibnu Mohamed

MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd. organised a one-day seminar, ‘Planet Digital Episode 2: Exploring a New World’, featuring renowned and high-profile local and international industry speakers.

8TV’s Urban Content Goes Fully Digital with Studio8

Amzar Anizam

Media Prima introduces Studio8, a digital channel that will house 8TV’s urban content on YouTube.

Media Prima Enters Subscription-based Video-on-Demand Market with Tonton VIP

Amzar Anizam

Media Prima Television Networks entered the Subscription-based Video-on-Demand (SVOD) market with tonton VIP.

iflix to Broaden its Original Content

Mila Ismail

iflix, Southeast Asia's leading Internet TV service will broaden its original content with local vernacular stories, regional stories that might be in English or a mix of languages, Hollywood co-productions, animation, documentaries and more.

Malaysia’s MEASAT Partners with France’s Lifestyle Channel to Broadcast Music Content Across the Region

Mila Ismail

Malaysian satellite operator, MEASAT has partnered with a France-based lifestyle TV channel, ‘Clubbing TV’ to broadcast music and lifestyle content such as live music events, DJs, music videos, party reports, and electro festivals to the millennials across the region.

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.


Mila Ismail

Last call for all aspiring authors, established novelists, writers, students, and content creators all over ASEAN to bring their story to life by submitting it to the Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360, the world’s first publishing to media pitching competition organized by...

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...

Shila Amzah is the Voice Behind the New Powerpuff Girls Theme Song

Amzar Anizam

Cartoon Network has chosen multi-award-winning Malaysian singer, Shila Amzah to be the voice behind The Powerpuff Girls new opening track in both Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin.

Wau Animation’s Ejen Ali to Capture Local and Global Animation Scene

Mila Ismail

Ejen Ali, a new 3D-animation series by Wau Animation made its first television debut on TV3 last week, and has since gained more than 10,000 likes on its official Facebook page, as well as garnering positive response for its novelty and fun storyline.

CITE Zone 2016 Empowers Up and Coming Entertainment Industry Leaders

Amzar Anizam

Creative Industry Talent Empowerment (CITE) Zone 2016, a collaboration between the School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC), Universiti Utara Malaysia and KKMM empowered nation’s future entertainment industry leaders with creative workshops, industry-driven...

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,...

Malaysia’s Origanimals to Debut in 21 Countries across Asia

Amzar Anizam

Origanimals, developed by Giggle Garage will make its debut in 21 Countries across Asia this year, starting with Malaysia (Astro ZooMoo), Singapore (StarHub), and Indonesia (OkeVision, Playmedia and Indovision) on 9th April 2016.

Kota Buku Launches Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s leading hub for publishers, authors and readers; Perbadanan Kota Buku in collaboration with Karangkraf and FINAS launched the world’s first publishing to media pitching competition, Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360 on 4th April 2016.

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.

Kota Buku to Coordinate World’s First Publishing to Media 360 Pitching Competition

Amzar Anizam

Kota Buku in collaboration with Karangkraf and FINAS are set to coordinate the world’s first publishing to media pitching competition titled, Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360. The competition will be held in conjunction with the 9th edition of Kuala Lumpur Trade & Copyright...

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.

Animasia Studio Inks Deal with China's Zero One Animation for 'Chuck Chicken – The Movie'

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio has successfully inked a deal with Zero One Animation from China for a new animated movie titled, 'Chuck Chicken – The Movie' at the Hong Kong FILMART 2016.

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...

Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia Brings Lao New Cinema to Content Malaysia Pitching Centre

Mila Ismail

Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia will be bringing two Lao films to be screened at Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on 18 and 19 March 2016.

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.

FINAS to Set Up Malaysia Pavilion at Hong Kong FILMART 2016

Amzar Anizam

FINAS is setting up a Malaysia Pavilion at the upcoming HK FILMART held from 14th – 17th March 2016 at the HK Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year, FINAS would like to invite and encourage more Malaysian companies to be part of the mission.

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.

Gas Light Cafe Kuala Lumpur - Nurturing the local creative industry

Anuar Mat Saat

A platform for the local creative scene! An exclusive interview with the Founder of Gaslight Cafe KL, Mr. Johann Sultan Gaslight Cafe & Music offers the same historical style like how it was done back in the 60s. We welcome all Musicians, Poetry Readers, Writers and...

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.

Animated Series ‘Just in Case’ Bags the Grand Prize for ‘The Big FAT Pitch’ 2015

Amzar Anizam

New in-development animated series 'Just in Case,' a creative idea from Mohamad Zufar and his team at Annasis Mirror Sdn. Bhd. was crowned the winner of the inaugural 'The Big FAT Pitch' 2015 and took home the grand prize of RM10,000.

FINAS to Coordinate “Malaysian Films in the Context of Today’s Society” Seminar

Amzar Anizam

FINAS is collaborating with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka as well as the National Youth Council to coordinate a seminar titled ‘Malaysian Films in the Context of Today’s Society’ and pitching forum at Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on 27th February 2016.

FINAS to Organise #TanyaFINAS 2.0 Followed by Kelab Seni Filem Screening

Mila Ismail

Content Malaysia Pitching Centre is organising a third engagement session with the creative industry players this 26th February 2016. #TanyaFINAS 2.0 is the alternation to #TanyaKP & #TanyaFINAS 3.0 in which FINAS Director General, Dato’ Kamil Othman will spend time with the...

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.

Top MSC Malaysia Animation Powerhouses Represent Nation’s First Pavilion at Kidscreen Summit

Amzar Anizam

Several top MSC Malaysia animation powerhouses namely Animasia Studio, Giggle Garage, Inspidea, Lil Critter Workshop, Mirayi, and Vision Animation represented the first Malaysia Pavilion at Kidscreen Summit in Miami from 8th to 11th February 2016, led by MDeC.

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.

8 Local Short Films to be Screened at Content Malaysia Pitching Centre

Amzar Anizam

8 local short films from year 2000 to 2008 will be screened today, 12th February 2016 from 7.30pm onwards, at Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, organised by Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia.

‘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.

Les’ Copaque Wins Digital Indonesian League 2016 Award

Amzar Anizam

Les’ Copaque scored the Digital Indonesian League 2016 award for the games category with ‘Upin & Ipin Demi Metromillenium’ recently, at the Mobile Developers Gathering 2016 held in Jakarta.

"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.

‘Multimedia Content Industry Dialogue’ Aims to Resolve the Creative Industry’s Issues

Amzar Anizam

The first Multimedia Content Industry Dialogue session this year, held today aimed to resolve the creative industry’s issues and comments, as well as listen to suggestions and proposals by the industry players.

Dato’ Fauzi Ayob is the New Deputy Director General of FINAS

Amzar Anizam

Dato’ Fauzi @ Pauzi Ayob has been appointed as the new Deputy Director General of FINAS.

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.

FINAS Leads Over 10 Malaysia Companies to TIFFCOM 2015

Amzar Anizam

FINAS led over 10 Malaysian companies to TIFFCOM 2015 held during Japan Content Showcase 2015, from 20th to 22nd October 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

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.

Pinewood Malaysia Highlights Co-Production Opportunities at TIFFCOM 2015

Amzar Anizam

Rezal Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios highlighted co-production opportunities between Japan and Malaysia during UniJapan seminar at this year’s TIFFCOM 2015 held in Tokyo, Japan from 21st to 24th 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.

Dato’ Jailani Johari Kicks Off MIPCOM 2015 with Paul Zilk, President of Reed Midem

Amzar Anizam

Deputy Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Dato’ Jailani Johari kicked off MIPCOM 2015 with a meeting with the President and CEO of Reed Midem, Paul Zilk.

WebTVAsia to Organise Asia’s First Ever YouTube Awards

Ibnu Mohamed

Prodigee Media Group and WebTVAsia are set to organise the first WebTVAsia Awards 2015, dubbed as the Asia’s first ever regional level YouTube awards on 23rd October 2015 at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.

WebTVAsia Creators Forum 2015

Amzar Anizam

In conjunction with the WebTVAsia Awards 2015, WebTVAsia brought the WebTVAsia Creators Forum - Asia‘s first industry conference exclusively held by and for online video creators from 12 different Asian countries at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.

WebTVAsia Awards 2015 Full Winners List

Amzar Anizam

Check out the full list of the inaugural WebTVAsia Awards 2015 which took place last Friday night at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Cente.

Most Popular Regional Digital Content Creators Perform at WebTVAsia Awards 2015

Amzar Anizam

The 2015 WebTVAsia Awards that took place at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre last Friday, featured performances by the most popular regional digital content creators and Malaysian singers.

Prodigee Media Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the WebTVAsia Awards 2015

Amzar Anizam

Prodigee Media celebrated its 10th anniversary at the inaugural WebTVAsia Awards 2015 with a star-studded attendance of Asia’s cream of the crop in the digital content creators industry.

Creative Malaysia Networking Reception at MIPCOM 2015

Amzar Anizam

The Creative Malaysia Networking Reception was held at Malaysian Pavilion during the second day of MIPCOM 2015. It was attended by all Malaysian delegates and more than 100 foreign delegates.

Malaysia’s First Creative Industry Digital App 'Kr8tif Express' Debuts in MIPCOM 2015

Amzar Anizam

The Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, Dato’ Jailani Johari together with the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) debuted Malaysia’s first creative industry digital app, ‘Kr8tif Express’ on the second day of MIPCOM 2015 during the...

Malaysia Announces 5 Deals at MIPCOM Day 2

Amzar Anizam

Dato’ Jailani Johari, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia announced 5 deals during the Creative Malaysia Networking Reception held at the Malaysian Pavilion on the second day of MIPCOM 2015.


Amzar Anizam

The Malaysian delegation led by Dato’ Jailani Johari visited several pavilions including the Country of Honour, Turkey and other broadcasting giants such as FOX and Disney.

Dato’ Jailani Johari Arrives in Cannes for MIPCOM 2015

Amzar Anizam

Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, Dato’ Jailani Johari arrives in Cannes, France for the Foreign Trade Mission to MIPCOM 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.

FFM 27 Finalists Revealed!

Amzar Anizam

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

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...

FINAS Successfully Hosts and Facilitates the Growth of ASEAN Film Industry at FLY2015

Ibnu Mohamed

FINAS has successfully hosted and facilitated the growth of ASEAN film industry by co-hosting the 4th FLY 2015 together with the Busan Film Commission (BFC) and Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet), in Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, Johor.

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.’

Anugerah Juara Lagu 30 Crowns 'Potret' as the Winner

Amzar Anizam

The 30th edition of Anugerah Juara Lagu, Malaysia’s prestigious music award, crowned Akim and The Majistret’s ‘Potret’ as the winner. The band also bagged the award for Best Performance as voted by the viewers.

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.

Malaysian Indie Singer Songwriter Ariff AB Goes Global

Anuar Mat Saat

An exclusive interview with singer-songwriter/entrepreneur Ariff AB from AB Brothers. Ariff AB recently came back from the UK for his international tour series. He talks about his experience as a local indie artist breaking into the UK market.

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...

Malaysian Student Wins First Prize in Nikon International Photo Contest

Ibnu Mohamed

Point College’s student, Ms. Chong Hui Thing made Malaysia proud by winning the First Prize in the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 (Open Category-Animation), and was congratulated by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

Prodigee media and Animasia Studio Ink Content Co-Production Deal

Anuar Mat Saat

Leading Asian production powerhouses Prodigee Media and Animasia Studio announced today an agreement to co-produce short form children’s programming targeting the Asian audience

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.

Mediafoundry and Kincirmas Launches ‘SuperSquad Juice’

Amzar Anizam

Taking a page from numerous successful animation licensing in Malaysia, Mediafoundry Sdn Bhd and Kincirmas Sdn Bhd launched a range of fruit flavoured drinks for children with the characters from the hit animated TV series, ‘SuperSquad.’

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...

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.

ASEAN Film Leaders Converge in Kota Iskandar

Anuar Mat Saat

Busan Film Commission (BFC), the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), and Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet) are proud to co-host the 4th ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator (FLY 2015) from 9th to 21st November 2015 in Malaysia.

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...

Malaysia's First Komik Kon to Promote Local Creatives

Anuar Mat Saat

For the first time ever, Komik Kon will be making its debut here in Malaysia for the fans of fictional universes and pop culture.

'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.

Animasia Studio Inks Deal with NCircle Entertainment and Zodiak Kids

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio has inked a deal with NCircle Entertainment (USA) to enter its animated series, ‘ABC Monsters’ to North American market and Zodiak Kids (France) to co-produce new animated series titled ‘Magiki’ at the Creative Malaysia Networking Reception...

MIPCOM Day 3 & 4

Amzar Anizam

Photos of MIPCOM Day 3 & 4.

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 Calls for Malaysian Delegates to Participate in MIPCOM 2015!

Ibnu Mohamed

FINAS is inviting Malaysian companies to participate in MIPCOM 2015 – the year's most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms.

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...

Tesco and ASTRO Present Chichi & Chacha Live Roadshows

Anuar Mat Saat

Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Tesco Malaysia) launched its collaboration with ASTRO, the local Broadcast Satellite Pay TV service provider to bring ‘Chichi & Chacha Ceria Bersama Tesco’ live and exclusive road shows at selected Tesco malls throughout Peninsular Malaysia.

ASEAN-Japan TV Festival 2015 Features Over 44 Booths

Amzar Anizam

The first ASEAN-Japan TV Festival featured over 44 exhibition booths, with exhibitors from Malaysian broadcasting companies and representatives all over ASEAN consisting of government and private TV stations.

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...

DreamWorks Launches its Second TV Channel in Asia on HyppTV

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia becomes the second country in Asia to debut DreamWorks channel, a brand new channel for kids and family on Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) HyppTV with 2 months FREE viewing for all subscribers starting 10 September 2015.

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.’

17th DigiCon6 Asia Malaysia Offers a Trip to Japan

Amzar Anizam

Stand a chance to win a grand prize trip to Japan by participating in the 17th DigiCon6 Asia Malaysia – the Asia’s supreme short movie contest by 15th September 2015.

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.

FINAS First Character & Creative Licensing Showcase

Anuar Mat Saat

A pictorial walk-about of the FINAS booth at KL Converge 2015

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.

Asean Film Industry’s Big Shots Unite at FINAS Networking Reception

Amzar Anizam

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) hosted a Networking Cocktail Reception – in conjunction with KL Converge! 2015 Asean Film Screenings.

Raihan & Ana Muslim Draw the Crowd at KL Converge! 2015

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s number one Nasyid group, Raihan and popular animation character, Ana Muslim drew the crowd at KL Converge! 2015 as part of FINAS Character & Creative Licensing Showcase.

FINAS Hosts Creative Content Conference at KL Converge! 2015

Amzar Anizam

FINAS hosted the Creative Content Conference featuring 12 local and international speakers discussing on 5 key topics, on the 27th August in conjunction with KL Converge! 2015.

Minister of Communications & Multimedia Launches KL Converge! 2015

Amzar Anizam

Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Salleh Said Keruak, launched KL Converge! 2015 on 27th August 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.