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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...

Kicking Off 2018 On The Right Financial Foot

Samentha James

As we embark into a brand new year, it is the perfect time to set new goals and construct better lifestyle plans. While penning down your resolutions for 2018, it is best to consider putting down a solid plan to kick off the new year on the right financial foot. This can often...

Digital Currencies Paving The Way Into A Cashless Future

Samentha James

In a mere decade, technology has drastically evolved into a precious commodity within our society. Today, many would find it quite impossible to complete certain daily tasks without the aid of technology. In light of this, the vision of a cashless society is at the forefront of...

A Healthier, Stress-free Malaysia this holiday season

Sabrina Alauddin

Renowned actor, Datuk Jalaludin Hassan and regional TV host and wellness personality, Jojo Struys made an appearance at GINTELL health and wellness fair to build awareness of a healthy lifestyle among Malaysians.

Immerse Yourself in the First and Largest AR/VR World in Southeast Asia

Liyana Zainal

Malaysians can now immerse themselves in the augmented and virtual reality world at The Rift, the first and largest Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) theme park in Southeast Asia. Located in Mid Valley, the 40,000 square feet adventure park features over a dozen of...

Modern Day Traditional Beauty Embraced At Miss & Mrs Malaysia Kebaya 2017

Liyana Zainal

Miss Malaysia Kebaya 2017 went to the crowd favourite, Nor Natasha Suhaira Suhaimi, a 23-year-old medical and hospital management undergraduate from MAHSA University. The pageant also crowned Marianny Ismail, a geologist in the oil and gas industry and a mother of two, as Mrs...

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...

dimsum Celebrates First Year with Momentous Collaborations at ATF, S’pore!

Samentha James

Malaysian subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service dimsum celebrated its first anniversary by inking four landmark deals with top Asian broadcasters at Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Singapore earlier today. The announcements took place during The Southeast Asian Audio-Visual...

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...

MRCA Successfully Raises Over RM100K for Welfare Homes

Samentha James

The Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA) has succeeded in raising over RM100,000 for welfare homes through its MRCA Charity and Carnival Run 2017. The annual run, held at One City Subang Jaya yesterday, was flagged off by Guest of Honour Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. M Kayveas,...

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...

Thailand Officially Crowned as Miss CosmoWorld 2017

Liyana Zainal

Carrie Lee, founder and owner of CL Skin Sdn Bhd had successfully organized the first ever Miss CosmoWorld 2017 last night. St Regis’ ballroom was filled with cheers as Natthapat Pongraphan was announced the winner of Miss CosmoWorld 2017. The 24-year old model was competing...

Lazada Malaysia launches Online Revolution 2017- ‘Shop the Universe’

Sabrina Alauddin

Lazada Malaysia has launched Online Revolution 2017, its biggest shopping event of the year. Running for its sixth year, the month-long online shopping extravaganza will begin on 11.11 (11 November 2017) until 14.12 (14 December 2017). With the theme ‘Shop the Universe’,...

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.

Malaysia's Boutique PR Agency Proves To Be The Best In ASEAN

Liyana Zainal

ASEAN Outstanding Business Awards (AOBA), held recently for the eighth consecutive year, saw Adam Ham, CEO of Global Creative & Media Agency (GCMA), nabbing the ASEAN Master Class Award CEO of the Year in Public Relations & Communications Excellence.

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.

PM: Promote and Develop the Arts for the Future of Malaysia

Ainul Ghani

Prime Minister Najib Razak today announced the establishment of the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) to lead the development of the cultural economy for Malaysia.

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.

The Major League, Championed by Celcom Welcomes Amateur Malaysian DOTA 2 Teams To Battle

Samentha James

The Livescape Group, in collaboration with Beatnation and powered by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), is set to present the highly anticipated DOTA 2 tournament, The Major League, Championed by Celcom, on October 20 to 22, 2017 at EduCity Indoor Arena, Iskandar Puteri – as...

Adam and Alien Landing on Television Soon!

Ainul Ghani

Benchmark Productions Sdn Bhd, a local animation company, will soon drop their latest production called Adam & Alien.

MDEC Intellectual Property Creators Challenge Winners Revealed!

Ainul Ghani

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a government-owned institution responsible for the management of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia), has announced the winners of Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) in the animation and digital games category...

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...

GetDoc Launches GetDocPay For Hassle-Free Medical Experience

Samentha James

GetDoc has launched GetDocPay, its very own version of Alipay payment to ease the paying system in clinics – this marks the first app of its kind that aids the healthcare industry by offering a worry-free, hassle-free, cash-free as well as card-free experience.

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.”

WebTVAsia Signs Top Indian Digital Studio Pocket Aces for Exclusive China Distribution on Alibaba’s Youku-Tudou

Kretif Express Master

WebTVAsia, Malaysia’s leading multi-platform digital media entertainment company, continues its Asian expansion by signing an exclusive distribution agreement with India’s top digital video studio, Pocket Aces for the China market.

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.

Xandria Ban Grabs “Best Skin” Title at World Beauty Queen 2017

Samentha James

Xandria Ban Kah Yee, popularly known as Xandria Ban, has managed to make Malaysia beam with pride, once again, after nabbing one of the coveted spots in the Top 15 list of the recent World Beauty Queen 2017 pageant, held at the Federation of Artistic & Cultural Grand Ballroom of...

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).

Moon Tan Crowned Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2017

Samentha James

Johor-born Moon Tan successfully nabbed the crown at the recent Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2017 which took place at Dewan Wawasan, Menara PGRM, Kuala Lumpur on June 25, 2017.

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...

Astro Ties Up With Karangkraf to Develop Malay & Islamic Content

Samentha James

Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad and Kumpulan Media Karangkraf has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to produce Malay and Islamic content for companies in Malaysia and the Nusantara region.

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...

Elaine Chong Embodies Oriental Beauty at World Stage

Amirin Arsyan

Local rising beauty talent, Chong Jia Ying, or better known as Elaine Chong, 22, embodies oriental beauty which contributed to her winning the Miss Oriental title at the recent Miss Chinese World 2017 beauty pageant competition held at One World Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....

National Art Gallery Launches Seni Negaraku Exhibition

Samentha James

The National Art Gallery has officially launched Seni Negaraku, an exhibition under Prime Minister’s Negaraku Initiative, this morning. The exhibition was officiated by the Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, with opening remarks delivered...

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.

MaGIC Launches Two Programs to Boost Malaysia’s Entrepreneurship Development

Samentha James

Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has officially launched two new programs, MaGIC CER Circle and MaGIC Activate, to boost corporate and private sector involvement in the nation’s entrepreneurship development. The launch, that took place this morning, was...

MFX’s Commercial For Toyota Hilux – Beyond Dimension Nabs 2017 Apollo Awards’ Best Visual Effects/CGI Title

Samentha James

MFX Sdn. Bhd., an animation and VFX company based in Kuala Lumpur, has successfully nabbed the title for the Best Visual Effects/CGI for its Toyota Hilux FMC Beyond Dimensions’ commercial at the 2017 Apollo Awards held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre,...

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...

MaGIC Cyberjaya Signs with Cyberview Forming Futurise Centre

Samentha James

The Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cyberview Sdn Bhd (Cyberview) in formation of Futurise Centre at MaGIC main office in Cyberjaya. The MoU was witnessed by Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, the...

Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi Returns with a Bang for Miss Chinese World 2017

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysia foremost beauty pageant organiser, Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi returned with the third edition of Miss Chinese World 2017 since 2011 to honor and rekindle passion for the Chinese heritage. The pageant was jointly organised by Miss Chinese World Sdn Bhd and Legacy Film Sdn...

Mohana Gill Launches Children’s Cookbook, ‘Hayley’s Happylicious Series’

Amirin Arsyan

Award-winning local author, Mohana Gill launched her new children’s cookbook titled ‘Hayley’s Happylicious Series’ which focuses on children’s healthy eating. The book launch was officiated by YTM Dato’ Sri Raja Eleena Binti Sultan Azlan Shah at the Tuanku Bainun...

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).

National Art Gallery Announces Inaugural KL Biennale 2017

Amirin Arsyan

The National Art Gallery announced the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Biennale (KL Biennale) 2017 and will be held from 1st November 2017 until 31st March 2018, at multiple sites in Kuala Lumpur.

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...

MyCreative Awards RM60 Millions Fund to 23 Local Creative Companies

Amirin Arsyan

The government investment arm, MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd (MyCreative) awarded RM60 million financing funds to 23 local companies. The funds were awarded by Yang Berhormat Senator’ Dato Lee Chee Leong, Deputy Minister of Finance at iM4U Sentral, Selangor.

HASiL and FINAS Partners on Taxation Awareness for Creative Industry

Amirin Arsyan

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (HASiL) and the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) partners on taxation awareness for the creative industry at the Sepetang Mesra Bersama Karyawan Seni. The event was officiated by the Datuk Seri Dr. Salleh Said Keruak,...

‘Netcarbon’ Bags Silver Medal at the International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2017

Amirin Arsyan

Local animation house, Netcarbon Sdn Bhd (Netcarbon) wins Silver Medal at the 28th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX), held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, for the patent-pending process used in a motion capture pipeline to produce...

‘The Language Archive’ Garners Double Win at 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

Amirin Arsyan

The Malaysian award-winning play, The Language Archive presented by PH7 Production Management Sdn Bhd (PH7 Production), garners double win at the 14th BOH Cameronian Awards held at St. Regis Kuala Lumpur.

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.

Media Prima Partners Singtel to Expand Content Reach to Singapore

Amzar Anizam

Media Prima Television Networks (MPTN) has inked a strategic marketing partnership agreement with Singtel to bring its popular OTT streaming service, tonton, to Singapore. The partnership marks tonton’s first venture outside of Malaysia.

Kota Buku Announces Winners of 2017 Page-to-Pitch Media 360 Competition

Amzar Anizam

Kota Buku has announced the grand prize winners of its second annual Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360 competition: Mohana Gill for Category 1: Ideas to Book as well as Abdul Nazir Bin Harith Fadzilah and Nurul Aizam Bt Mat Nasir as co-winners for Category 2: Ideas to Digital Media.

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.

BoBoiBoy Galaxy Launches Mobile Game, BoBoiBoy Galactic Heroes

Amzar Anizam

Following its successful launch on Malaysian television, BoBoiBoy Galaxy launched a brand new mobile game titled BoBoiBoy: Galactic Heroes today for the Southeast Asian market.

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.

Les’ Copaque Launches ‘DaDuDiDo Sports’ Mobile Game

Amirin Arsyan

Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd (Les’ Copaque) through its mobile game development subsidiary, Les' Copaque Games and Development Inc. (LCGDI), launched DaDuDiDo Sports mobile game, based on its short animation series, DaDuDiDo on YouTube.

14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards Takes a New Direction

Amzar Anizam

The BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, which celebrates outstanding performances in dance, music, theatre and musical theatre performed in the previous year, is taking a new direction and raising the bar for excellence this year with the new “Best Of” list, which represents only...

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.

Les’ Copaque Wins ‘Malaysia Power Brand’ Award at the 11th Asia Entrepreneurs Summit

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysia’s leading animation studio, Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd (Les’ Copaque) won the ‘Malaysia Power Brand’ award at the recent 11th Asia Entrepreneurs Summit and Power Brands Award Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.

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).

Astro GO Re-Launched with 60-Days Free Access to All Contents

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysia’s largest pay TV provider, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro), recently re-launched its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Astro GO (previously known as Astro on the GO) with a sleeker user interface to enhance viewing experience and simplify navigation for the users.

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.

Ejen Ali Mobile Games Score Six Awards at Singapore’s Mob-Ex Awards 2017

Amirin Arsyan

Ejen Ali MATA Training Academy and Ejen Ali Emergency mobile games; which were developed by Media Prima Labs scored four gold awards and two bronze awards at the recent Mob-Ex Awards 2017 in Singapore.

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.

Call for Entries for Kota Buku's Page to Pitch Media 360 Pitching Competition

Amzar Anizam

Kota Buku is calling all aspiring authors and established writers to enter its second 'Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360' pitching competition, which will be held in conjunction with the tenth edition of KLTrade and Copyright Centre (KLTCC), from 28th to 30th April 2017 at Seri...

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.

Dato' Norman Abdul Halim Appointed Chairman of IFPI Asia-Pacific Regional Board

Amzar Anizam

Dato’ Norman Abdul Halim, Executive President and Group Chief Executive Officer of KRU Group, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Board of International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the organisation representing the recording...

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.

Kota Buku Introduces New Initiatives at 10th KL Trade and Copyright Centre

Amirin Arsyan

Malaysia’s one-stop centre for publishers, authors and readers; Perbadanan Kota Buku introduced new initiatives to foster the growth of Malaysia’s publishing industry through its tenth edition of Kuala Lumpur Trade and Copyright Centre (KLTCC), from 28th to 30th April 2017...

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 eSports Player, MidOne Ranks First on European Dota2 Leaderboard

Amirin Arsyan

Homegrown local eSports player, Yeik Nai Zheng or better known as MidOne now ranked first on the Top 200 Players by Solo Ranked MMR on European Dota2 Leaderboard, which lists the top player in each region.

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.

Neffos Announces Fazura as Brand Ambassador

Amirin Arsyan

Neffos, a brand introduced by TP-Link to enter the global smartphone market announced Malaysian award-winning actress, Fazura as its Neffos X Series brand ambassador.

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.

FINAS Chairman Officiates Point College’s Inaugural Convocation

Amzar Anizam

FINAS Chairman, Dato' Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib officiated Point College’s inaugural convocation at the Royal Chulan Hotel recently.

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.

Local Game Studio, Kurechii Announces New Role-Playing Mobile Game, ‘Postknight’

Amzar Anizam

Local game studio, Kurechii announced the latest addition to its mobile games arsenal, Postknight – a new role-playing game (RPG) with bite-sized pieces which promises an exciting delivery adventure.

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.

Vision Works First Digital Comic Features Over 700 Minutes of Downloadable Content

Amzar Anizam

Local content developer, Vision Works Sdn Bhd launched Malaysia’s first digital comic, Boboi featuring 700 minutes of downloadable motion graphic content in 2D.

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 Generates Initiatives that Will Lead to Industry Transformation

Amzar Anizam

The inaugural GECommunity, organised by MaGIC from 8th to 9th December 2016 has generated two initiatives under the ‘Creative Cluster’ that will lead to new economies and industry transformation.

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

Amzar Anizam

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

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

Mila Ismail

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

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.

Hassan Muthalib Publishes a Book on Malaysia’s Animation History

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's animation industry veteran, Hassan Muthalib published a book on the country's animation history. Titled From Mouse Deer to Mouse, inspired by the nation’s first animation series, Hikayat Sang Kancil, the book captures the journey of Malaysian animation, starting...

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...

WebTVAsia to Launch Millennial-focused Online Platform, LUVE in 2017

Mila Ismail

Asia's leading digital media brand, WebTVAsia announced its plans to launch LUVE; a millennial-focused online video platform in 2017. The all-new platform is set to deliver contents produced by the company and its over 1,000 partners across 10 countries in Asia Pacific.

WebTVAsia Awards 2016 Honours the Year’s Biggest Digital Content Creators

Mila Ismail

Asia’s most anticipated annual digital creator awards show, WebTVAsia Awards 2016 honoured the year’s biggest digital content creators, including Malaysian singers Joyce Chu and Michiyo Ho, local animation Upin & Ipin, Japanese comedian Piko Taro and many others in Seoul,...

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.

WebTVAsia Announces New Partnerships Across Asia

Amzar Anizam

WebTVAsia officially penned three partnership agreements with METUB Network Vietnam, United Entertainment Partners (UEP) China and HTC Taiwan, as part of the company's expansion plan to intensify its presence in the region.

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...

MDEC to Set Up a Game Hub in Bangsar South

Amzar Anizam

MDEC and UOA Holdings Sdn. Bhd. signed an MoU to set up a Game Hub in Bangsar South, in an effort to position Malaysia as the preferred regional hub for games development and delivery.

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.

Media Prima Labs' SEA Game Jam Winners Unveiled at Level Up KL

Mila Ismail

South East Asia Game Jam; a 36-hour game session organised by Media Prima Labs in partnership with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has revealed its winning teams during the curtain-closing ceremony for Level Up KL 2016.

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.

6 Malaysian Animations to Debut in Asian Animation Summit

Mila Ismail

Six Malaysian animation projects out of 26 total projects have been selected to represent Malaysia at the 2016 Asian Animation Summit. Set to take place from 22nd – 24th November 2016 in Brisbane, Australia, the Asian Animation Summit is an annual event designed to showcase...

Malaysia Appoints Alibaba's Jack Ma as Its Digital Economy Advisor

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced the appointment of China's digital commerce giant Alibaba Group's founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma as the nation's digital economy advisor. The announcement was made during the launch of the Alitrip...

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.

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.

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

Mila Ismail

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

Anugerah Skrin 2016 Announces Nominees, Introduces New Categories

Mila Ismail

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

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.

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

Mila Ismail

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

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

Mila Ismail

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

14 Local Game Studios Vie for Top Honour in First International Mobile Gaming Awards SEA

Amzar Anizam

Fourteen Malaysian game studios will be competing against 78 other developers and studios based in Southeast Asia for the Grand Prix award in the first International Mobile Gaming Awards Southeast Asia (IMGA SEA), set to be held on 8th November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.

'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.

Hud Hud Media Signs Agreement with 2 Korean Companies to Further Expand its IP

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s animation studio, Hud Hud Media Sdn Bhd recently signed an agreement with two Korean companies, Intersave Co., Ltd. and RXO Group Co., Ltd. at Asia Content and Entertainment (ACE) Fair in Gwangju, South Korea to further expand their IP in the region.

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.

KKMM-FINAS Host the 5th Asia Content Business Summit in Malaysia

Amzar Anizam

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) and the FINAS are hosting the fifth Asia Content Business Summit (ACBS) for the first time in Malaysia today, as part of FINAS main program at KL Converge! 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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.

Bandai Namco Studios Malaysia Opens, Partners with Local CGI Studio Lemon Sky

Amzar Anizam

Bandai Namco Studios Malaysia Sdn Bhd (BNSMY) is officially launched, and the studio is partnering with local CGI studio, Lemon Sky Animation to develop a string of Bandai Namco titles for the coming year.

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

Amzar Anizam

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

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

Amzar Anizam

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

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.

Global Entrepreneurship Movement’s ‘Lets Jam@GEM’ Session to Focus on Local Creative Industries

Amzar Anizam

Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) is set to focus on local creative industries in the latest 'Lets Jam@GEM' session, on 27th July 2016, from 7 pm to 9 pm at MyIPO IP Academy, Bangsar.

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.

Appxplore’s Latest Mobile Game App, ‘Crab War’ Reaches One Million Downloads

Amzar Anizam

Appxplore, KL-based mobile game development studio announced that its latest mobile game app, 'Crab War' has reached 1 million combined downloads (from Google Play and Apple App Store) within 60 days of its soft launch.

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.

MDEC Challenges IP Creators to Compete in IPCC 2016

Mila Ismail

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), through its Creative Content and Technologies Division challenges Malaysian IP creators to compete in this year’s Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC).

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.

Bandai Namco Studios Malaysia to Be the Hub for Bandai’s Visual Art Production in the Region

Amzar Anizam

BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. with the assistance of MDEC, is set to operate a studio in Kuala Lumpur known as BANDAI NAMCO Studios Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in September 2016.

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

Amzar Anizam

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

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...

MEASAT Partners with PLANETCAST to Provide HD and 4K/UHD Video Distribution Services in India

Mila Ismail

MEASAT Satellite Systems (MEASAT), a premium supplier of services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators inked a new partnership with Planetcast Media Services Limited (PLANETCAST) – formerly Essel Shyam Communication Ltd. to provide the...

Malaysia to Host Southeast Asia's Inaugural International Mobile Gaming Awards Competition

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia's national ICT custodian, MDEC partners up with the team behind International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) to bring the mobile game competition to Southeast Asia for the first time this year on 8th November 2016.

Over 1,000 Industry Experts in Mobile Game Ecosystem to Attend Mobile Games Asia 2016

Amzar Anizam

Mobile Games Asia 2016 (MGA 2016), a conference and exhibition on the Southeast Asian Mobile Games Industry on 13th to 14th July 2016, is set to be attended by over 1,000 industry leaders and experts from all around the world to share insights, discuss trends and ideas to pave...

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.

Malaysia Networking Reception at MIDEM 2016 Opens Commercial Opportunities and B2B Linkages

Amzar Anizam

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) hosted a networking reception at MIDEM, an annual international business-to-business (B2B) event dedicated to the new music ecosystem in Cannes, France on 4th June 2016 to provide additional business linkages for the...

KKMM to Lead 20 Malaysian Delegates to MIDEM, the World’s Largest Music Business Event in Cannes

Mila Ismail

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) is set to lead the Malaysian delegates to the world’s largest annual international business event for music and audio production, MIDEM, in Cannes, France from 3rd to 6th June 2016.

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.

Kre8tif! Conference to Spark the Growth of Malaysia’s Creative Content Industry

Amzar Anizam

The Kre8tif! Conference, organised by MDEC is back again this year for the fifth edition, from 1st to 2nd June 2016 at the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The Kre8tif! Conference 2016 is aimed at inspiring the growth of Malaysia’s creative content industry.

Nik Azmi Plans to Bring International Jazz Day to Malaysia

Mila Ismail

Datuk Nik A. Azmi, Founder of the World Youth Festivals Management aspires to bring the International Jazz Day to Malaysia, next year. The World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) organizer voiced out his hopes for Malaysia to be the country of honor to host the annual musical...

GameFounders Calls for Aspiring Games Studios to Be Part of Its Global Network

Mila Ismail

GameFounders, the first global game accelerator network with hubs in Asia and Europe is now opening applications for aspiring game studios to be a part of its global network through a 3-month learning program, GameFounders Asia Fall 2016.

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...

Malaysia’s Creative Content Grows Exponentially in 2015, with Game Industry Rising

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's national ICT custodian, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has seen an exponential growth in the Creative Content Technology (CCT) cluster which includes games, visual effects, animation, and others as the CCT cluster generated RM 7.24 billion revenue for MSC...

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.

Ingeniworks Fosters Learning ‘Jawi’ through Mobile Game

Mila Ismail

Ingeniworks Sdn Bhd has released a mobile game titled, 'Mari Belajar Jawi' to educate the younger generation on ‘Jawi,’ an Arabic script adapted for written Bahasa Malaysia text.

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.

Kota Buku Announces Winners of the Inaugural Page to Pitch Media 360

Amzar Anizam

Kota Buku in collaboration with Kumpulan Media Karangkraf and FINAS today announced the grand prize winners of the inaugural Page to Pitch (P2P) Media 360 competition, the world's first publishing to media pitching competition.

Job Vacancy with Genting CGI Animation Studio

Anuar Mat Saat

Genting CGI Animation Studio is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions of : Head of Development and Head of Animation

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.

U Mobile Partners with 11 OTT Giants for Free Unlimited Video Streaming

Amzar Anizam

U Mobile has partnered with 11 OTT giants for Video-Onz™, Malaysia’s first 24 hours unlimited free video streaming service.

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.

Internship Vacancies

Anuar Mat Saat

Internship Opportunities with Maveriq

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.

OTT Contents to Take Over Asia

Anuar Mat Saat

The content market in Asia is experiencing a revolutionary transition to Over-the-Top (OTT) contents.

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.

UK’s Sky Backs USD45 Million Funding Round into Iflix

Amzar Anizam

Europe’s entertainment giant, Sky PLC led the new round of funding into iflix with USD45 million to assist in accelerating the company’s growth and expanding into new markets. Sky’s investment also includes the purchase of USD2.5 million of shares from existing investors.

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.

Lil Critter Workshop Encourages Local Studios to Pitch their IP at SPP 2016

Amzar Anizam

Lil Critter Workshop winner of the ‘Best Planning' award at the Seoul Promotion Plan (SPP) 2015 Project Competition with its original animation series; Hogie the Globehopper encourages other local studios to develop and pitch their IP at SPP 2016.

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...


Mila Ismail

Want to know the secrets of pitching your cinematic project to major investors, co-producers, financiers, broadcasters and distributors? Come join the upcoming POSTAM International Masterclass - “Finding the Perfect Pitch”!

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...

MDeC is Now Known as Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

Mila Ismail

MDeC, formerly stands for the Multimedia Development Corporation is now known as Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). The name change, effective 11th April 2016, coincides with the corporation's 20th year anniversary.

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.

HK-Indonesia-Malaysia Team Up on BoBoiBoy: The Movie Mobile Game

Amzar Anizam

BoBoiBoy: The Movie widens its horizon into the mobile gaming platform with BoBoiBoy: Power Spheres, developed by Alkemis Games (Indonesia), published by 8elements (Hong Kong) and licensed from Animonsta Studios (Malaysia).

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...

Job Vacancy with Pixelline Productions Sdn Bhd

Anuar Mat Saat

Creative Jobs with Pixelline Productions!

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.

Mediasoft Entertainment to Launch Roll Spike, World's First Sepak Takraw Mobile Game

Mila Ismail

Malaysia's award winning games development studio, Mediasoft Entertainment will be coming up with Roll Spike, the world's first ever Sepak Takraw mobile game, soon.

21 Malaysia's Top Creative Companies to Participate in HK FILMART

Amzar Anizam

FINAS is set to lead 21 top local creative companies under the Malaysian delegation at HK FILMART, from 14th to 17th March 2016.

PM Launches CILL #EKSPRESIF Training Grant Program for Technically Inclined Youth

Amzar Anizam

The Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Razak launched Creative Industry Lifelong Learning Program (CILL) with dedicated theme #EKSPRESIF at FINAS booth during the MINDA 2016 program in Sarawak, today.

MyDocs to Focus on Building a Strong Local Documentary Community

Mila Ismail

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

FINAS to Set Up a Creative Center in Sabah

Amzar Anizam

FINAS will set up a creative centre in Sabah, Kinabalu Creative Center (KCC) to further boost the creative sector in this country.

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.

Job Vacany at Glue Studios

Anuar Mat Saat

Glue Studios are on the lookout for awesome creative talents to join their vibrant team

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.

MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge 2016 Offers Grant Up to RM60K

Amzar Anizam

MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) is back again this year to support the creation of local intellectual property by offering grant up to RM60,000 for animation and RM50,000 for casual games.

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...

Malaysian IP to Pull the Crowd at MAPS Perak

Mila Ismail

BoBoiBoy, one of the most famous recent Malaysian IPs is set to pull the crowd at Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), Perak as the theme park officially launches its pre-opening tickets sales at the My Dream Carnival today.

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...

Malaysia’s ChemCaper: The World's First Chemistry RPG is a Kickstarter Success

Amzar Anizam

ChemCaper ACT I: Petticles in Peril, the world’s first chemistry role-playing game from Malaysia, has been successfully funded on Kickstarter with USD 55,564 by 1,046 dedicated fans from all over the world in just a month.

Prime Minister Attends Media Prima CNY Open House

Mila Ismail

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

FINAS Chairman Applauds Industry’s New Talents

Mila Ismail

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

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

Mila Ismail

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

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

Amzar Anizam

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

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.

Kr8tif Express wishes you Gong Xi Fa Chai 2016!

Anuar Mat Saat

May you flourish and prosper in the year of the Fire Monkey

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.

FINAS Joins The Japan Foundation’s Networking Luncheon

Amzar Anizam

Dato' Kamil Othman joined The Japan Foundation's Networking Luncheon that aims to carry out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.

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.

President of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Dato’ Jailani Johari

Amzar Anizam

President of İstanbul Chamber of Commerce İbrahim Çağlar welcomes Dato’ Jailani Johari, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia to the Turkish Pavilion.

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.

MSC Malaysia’s Product Development & Commercialisation Fund Closing Soon

Ibnu Mohamed

MSC Malaysia announced that the registration deadline for it latest incentive, the Product Development & Commercialisation Fund (PCF) is approaching soon on the 8th October 2015 and the submission deadline is on 16th October 2015.

FINAS to Organise its 1st 'Character & Creative Licensing Showcase'

Amzar Anizam

'Character & Creative Licensing Showcase’ will display popular local and international intellectual properties (IPs) that are ready to be licensed at KL Converge! 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.

eRezeki Attracts More Than 10,000 Applicants Within a Week

Anuar Mat Saat

eRezeki, an initiative by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) Sdn Bhd to connect and empower low-income households received an overwhelming responses within the first week.

Prime Minister Joins Thousands at Media Prima Raya Open House

Anuar Mat Saat

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

FFM 27 Finalists Revealed!

Amzar Anizam

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

WebTVAsia Signed Long Term Partnership with Dailymotion

Amzar Anizam

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

GOASEAN Launches Mobile App and Online Travel Booking System

Amzar Anizam

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

Malaysia’s ‘Neon Runner’ Won Golden Rice Bowl Award for Startup of the Year

Anuar Mat Saat

The Golden Rice Bowl Award for Startup of the Year was awarded to NeonRunner, a startup from Malaysia which offers last mile on-demand services for the masses at an affordable price.

6th Short Shorts Inspires Budding Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

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

Malaysia's Teeb TV Grabs Apple Seed's Funding

Anuar Mat Saat

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

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.’

Creative Jobs January 2016

Anuar Mat Saat

Creative Jobs January 2016 - Apply for your dream job today!

Job Vacancy at Global Creative and Media Agency

Anuar Mat Saat

GCMA is looking for dynamic individuals to join our team. We are looking for a PR & MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS Executive / Senior Executive

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).

FINAS officiates UiTM's BOLD NEXUS 2016 - Accelerating The Creative Economy

Anuar Mat Saat

Faridah Jaafar, Director of FINAS officiated the Bold Nexus 2016- A Graphic Design Degree Showcase on 23 January 2016 at The Red Carpet Encorp Strand Mall Damansara. The showcase is organised by the Arts and Design Faculty of Universti Teknolog Mara (UiTM)

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.

Ace Edventure Studio is Launching World’s First Chemistry RPG Game

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s Ace Edventure Studio will be launching, ChemCaper – the first Role-Playing Game (RPG) in the world to bridge education and mainstream gaming in March 2016.

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.

MDEC Leads Eminent Malaysian Studios to HK Licensing Show 2016

Amzar Anizam

The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has successfully led 10 Malaysian animation studios to the Hong Kong International Licensing Show 2016 from 11th to 13th January 2016.

Comic Fiesta 2015 Features Japanese Rock Band 'Flow'

Amzar Anizam

Comic Fiesta, Malaysia’s premier animation, comics and games event returned on the 19th to 20th December 2015, at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The highlights for this year include famous cosplayers; Xizhen, Shimo, Reika, Jin; and Japanese rock...

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...

Tiny Guardians from Kurechii finally made it’s way to the desktop!

Ibnu Mohamed

Kurechii’s latest game, Tiny Guardians, is making it’s way to the desktop for the first time since it’s release!

Kurechii’s ‘Tiny Guardians’ to Debut on Steam

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s indie game studio, Kurechii’s latest game ‘Tiny Guardians’ will be making its way to the desktop for the first time on Steam via Greenlight on 15th December 2015.

FINAS Welcomes International Buyers to KL Converge! Creative Conference & B2B 2015

Amzar Anizam

FINAS organized a welcoming reception of KL Converge! Creative Conference & B2B 2015 to formally introduced all international content buyers.

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.

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

Amzar Anizam

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

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.

Kurechii Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Record New ‘King’s League’ OST

Amzar Anizam

Malaysia’s indie game studio, ‘Kurechii’ has launched a Kickstarter campaign to grant the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) an opportunity to record the soundtracks for the sequel to 'King’s League' - an award winning strategy game.

Media Foundry Signs MoU with Forceone Global to Market ‘Super Squad’ Mineral Water

Amzar Anizam

The third day of the ASEAN Brand Creative (ABC) Licensing 2015 marked the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Media Foundry Sdn. Bhd. and Forceone Global Marketing Sdn. Bhd.

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.’

Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Officiates ABC Licensing 2015

Amzar Anizam

Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance officiated the ASEAN Brand Creative (ABC) Licensing 2015 today as part of 1 ASEAN Entrepreneurships Summit 2015 (1AES) at the Malaysia Design Development Centre (DDEC).

ABC Licensing 2015 Schedule

Amzar Anizam

Check out the highlights and full schedule of the ASEAN Brand Creative (ABC) Licensing 2015 that will kick off today at the 1 ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit (1AES) 2015.

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

Amzar Anizam

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

The first Malaysian Komik Kon

Anuar Mat Saat

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

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

Amzar Anizam

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

Richard Sharkey Applauds FLY 2015 for Fostering Future Filmmakers

Amzar Anizam

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

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.

Big Fat Pitch 2015

Ibnu Mohamed

The Big Fat Pitch is a license pitching session on 19 November 2015. It is open for students and professionals alike to pitch their creative licenses. Participants will present their content ideas in front of professional industry players. The best pitch stands a chance to win...

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...

Part 3 of Creative Jobs October!

Anuar Mat Saat

3rd installment of Creative Jobs October! Send in your resume, your dream job awaits you!

MIPCOM Day 3 & 4

Amzar Anizam

Photos of MIPCOM Day 3 & 4.

Creative Jobs October 2015 (Part 2)

Ibnu Mohamed