MIFFest Short Film Competition is back!

TIME FOR MALAYSIAN FILMMAKERS TO SHINE AT THE MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFFest) SHORT FILM COMPETITION

KUALA LUMPUR, 4th September 2017 –The Malaysia International Film Festival Short Film Competition is calling for entries! This competition aims to encourage local independent filmmakers and aspiring young showcase their hidden talents through this international platform. In addition, it discovers and foster more potential talents for the local scene. Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) provide an opportunity and international platform for local film cooperation to introduce Malaysian film and culture to the world.

SHORT FILM COMPETITION
For this time, the short film competition has set its as ‘Humanity: Hope & Despair’. ‘Humanity’ has 2 different faces which are ‘Hope’ and ‘Despair’. Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Despair is the feeling that life is without hope. Short film which brings out the value of humanity will be welcome by the competition. Different men have their own definition of humanity, the jury are hoping to see a distinct side of expressing the value of humanity. This competition is only open to all citizens in Malaysia. The aim of this competition is to educate, inspire and motivate the young generation in life through films on the theme of ‘Humanity’.

NEW CATEGORY AND VOTING SYSTEM 
Public Award is a new category added by this year in short film competition. Apart from the juries, audience’s voice is also an important one on both sides of the aisle. This year, the winner of the award will not only be decided by the Jury, but also general public through an online voting system. The organiser will announces the TOP 10 short films which nominated by the juries and the public may vote their favourite short films within the TOP 10 on MIFFest and MGGA official Facebook page. The winner will be selected through public voting (30% weight) and Jury (70% weight).

REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION
Entries are only acceptable through online application. Students receive submission waiver when entries accompanied by a legitimate student ID or official letter from the learning institution as proof of current student. Aside of that, filmmakers just need to pay only RM20 to submit entries. The submission of short film competition will run from 1st September 2017 till 3rd November 2017. The organiser only accept short films that no longer than 20 minutes.

AWARDS
The grand winner and the winner of Public Award will be announced on 15th January 2018. Winner will walk away with exciting prizes including RM 2,000 cash, film screening movie pass to MIFFest and a pair of VIP MGGA tickets worth RM1000. The winning films will be screened during 2nd Malaysia International Film Festival opening ceremony.

For more information and rules and regulation, kindly visit the official websites at www.mgga.com.my and www.miffest.com.my.

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[PHOTOS] Japanese Film Festival 2017 “blank 13” Special Preview and Meet & Greet with actor/director – Saitoh Takumi at Tokyo Street, GSC Pavilion

KUALA LUMPUR – The Japanese Film Festival returns for its 14th installment on 7 September – 1 October 2017 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest movies from Japan never before seen in Malaysia. Boasting a thrilling slate of box office favourites, trophy magnets, eye-opening documentaries, and highly anticipated manga adaptations, the country’s premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema promises a truly immersive cultural experience for audiences ‘ of all ages and tastes.

The month-long celebration will first make its rounds in the Klang Valley from _ the 7th to the 13th of September at GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1 Utama, GSC Pavilion KL, and GSC NU Sentral. Penang (GSC Gurney Plaza on 14-17 September) is the next city on the nationwide tour, followed by Kuching (GSC CityONE Megamall on 21-24 September) and finally Kota Kinabalu (GSC Suria Sabah on 29 September-2 October).

The revelry will be enhanced with a generous helping of star power, courtesy of matinée idol SAITOH Takumi who is set to present a special preview of blank 13 at GSC Pavilion KL on 5th September. The family drama sees the in-demand actor sit in the director’s chair for his first feature-length production as he depicts two brothers coming to terms with their absent father’s death. Takumi will also attend the opening ceremony later the same evening, with him back in front of the camera for a supporting role in curtain-raiser The Projects.

All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

A complete listing of film synopses, showtimes, and general information is available at jfkl.org.my and gsc.com.my

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Kau Takdir Ku – Sebuah Kisah Cinta Dunia & Akhirat

PETALING JAYA, 10 Julai 2017 – Selepas hampir setahun tidak mengeluarkan filem bergenre drama, Primeworks Studios hari ini melancarkan poster rasmi filem cinta tragis ‘Kau Takdirku’ yang bakal menemui peminat-peminat filem tempatan di pawagam-pawagam seluruh Malaysia bermula 7 September 2017.

Filem ketiga arahan Jason Chong diterajui dramatis terminal Remy Ishakdan Bront Palarae serta barisan pelakon pelapis tanah air Ezzaty Abdullah, @Aishah Hasnaa dan Megan Tan serta penampilah khas pelakon veteran, Kartina Aziz. Filem meruntun jiwa sentuhan penulis skrip berbakat Azlina Pa’wan, mengangkat tema cinta sejati dengan menampilkan babak-babak menyayat hati pengorbanan yang terpaksa dilalui dalam percintaan.

Kau Takdirku mengisahkan tentang Kamar (Remy Ishak) telah jatuh cinta secara rahsia dengan Alya (Ezzaty Abdullah) yang berkahwin dengan rakannya, Harris (Bront Palarae). Setelah kehilangan Harris di laut, Kamar mengahwini Alya, namun keadaan menjadi rumit apabila Harris pulang. Mampukah Alya membuat pilihan samada untuk terus mencintai Kamar atau kembali ke pangkuan Harris?

Untuk info lanjut mengenai filem Kau Takdirku, lawati laman Facebook dan Instagram Grand Brilliance di @grandbrilliance.