5th Malaysia International Film Festival Announced The First MIFFest Project Market

The press conference for the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and Golden Global Awards (MGGA) was held successfully at Dadi Cinema, Pavilion KL. At the launch, the festival announced a series of events for the 5th edition of MIFFest, including a collaboration with the Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Italy, a Short Film Competition co-organized by Samsung Malaysia Electronics, and MIFFest Project Market (MPM).

th Malaysia International Film Festival Announced The First MIFFest Project Market 

Bront Palarae, the ambassador of MIFFest and MGGA saying "I am honoured to be the ambassador of the 5th Malaysia International Film Festival again" The press conference was attended by the local Malaysian filmmakers, artists and directors: Hairul Azreen, Henley Hii, Lim Mei Fen, Joey Leong, Debbie Goh, Tong Bing Yu, Kabir Bhatia, Adrian Teh, Chong Keat Aun and other filmmakers.

The first collaboration between MIFFest and FEFF has gotten a lot of attention from the international film industry. Both festivals hope that the exchange will pave the way for new milestones in both the East and West film and film industries. MIFFest has taken the opportunity to bring several local films to the 24th FEFF, proud to announce the film "The Assistant '' was selected for the competition category and will have its world premiere at FEFF.

MIFFest actively seeks to discover the best local films in Malaysia, in addition to proactively recruiting talented filmmakers and productions from around the world. The MIFFest Project Market (MPM) 2022 will be held on 12th - 13th July 2022, with Wu Ke-Xi (actress), Keoh Chee Ang (Producer) and Vijay Munisamy (Executive Producer) in the jury panel. The Top 5 projects will be selected by the jury panel to attend the pitching session which will be held on the above mentioned date. One successful project may be produced by the Production Partners: Sunstrong Entertainment, Jazzy Pictures and Lomo Pictures.

Furthermore, the best script among the five projects will be selected and receive a RM10,000 cash prize as the Best Script Award presented by Sunstrong Entertainment.

Chairperson of MIFFest Joanne Goh said, "MIFFest Project Market is held so that Malaysia's best works can be discovered by the world and they should not be forced to stop making great films because of financial constraints." MPM is also highly regarded by local Malaysian filmmakers.

"Discovering great works and filmmakers is what we aim to do at the Malaysia International Film Festival, and this time, in addition to MIFFest Project Market, we will also be partnering with Samsung Malaysia Electronics to hold a short film competition." Joanne Goh hopes that this competition will inspire the participation of the public who are interested in filming.

The theme of the short film competition is "Borderless With Nightography" and entrants must provide an outline of their story content that fits the theme and elements. MIFFest and Samsung Malaysia Electronics will work together to select the top 22 stories, and a Galaxy S22 Ultra will be provided to these teams for short film production. The first three best short films will be screened in selected cinemas during the 5th MIFFest.

According to reports, MIFFEst and MGGA have received more than 100 film submissions from France, China, Italy, Iran, Korea, the United States, Thailand, Japan,  Malaysia, and other countries. The festival has also confirmed that it will run from July 10 to 15 this year, while the MGGA ceremony will take place on July 16.

For more information about the 5th MIFFest and MGGA 2022, please visit miffest.com.my

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