Malaysia International Film Festival And FINAS Malaysia Have Partnered Together To Hold A Series Of Film Symposiums

Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS Malaysia) have partnered together to hold a series of film symposiums. Film experts are invited from various nations. Among them are Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani, Malaysian director Ho Yuhang, Korean cinematographer Kim Hyung Koo, Hong Kong actress Cecilia Yip, Taiwanese director Midi Z, CEO of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Wen Tien Hsiang, and the Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia Dato’ Hans Isaac who will share their experiences and journeys in filmmaking. The discussion topics of this year’s film symposiums are immensely compelling. Among them are ‘How Hindi Movies Resonate With World Audience,’ ‘Cultural Diversity In Films,’ ‘How Asian Movies Resonate With Western Audience,’ ‘Local Flavor, International Tastes,’ and ‘How I Tell Story Through The Lenses.’





Through the discussion on ‘How Hindi Movies Resonate With World Audience’, Rajkumar Hirani will share the value of Bollywood films in the international film industry and his approach to directing. In regards to the symposium on ‘Cultural Diversity In Films’, we have invited Dato’ Hans Isaac, the Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), and the Jury panel of the 3rd Malaysia Golden Global Awards—Rajkumar Hirani, Ho Yuhang, Kim Hyung Koo, and Cecilia Yip—to participate in the film symposiums. Unfortunately, due to a schedule conflict, Indonesian director Joko Anwar is unable to attend this symposium in person. We are honoured to have invited filmmakers from different countries and cultures as the symposiums’ keynote speakers. They will be discussing how diverse cultures can be represented in films and share their experiences in dealing with the topic of culture in films. 

What does it take to make a foreign film? This year, we are honoured to have invited the CEO of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Wen Tien Hsiang, and the director of ‘Nina Wu’, Midi Z, to discuss ‘How Asian Movies Resonate With Western Audience.’ They will discuss this topic from the perspective of their profession.However, in this technological era, it can be both simple and, ironically, difficult to make a film. We are also honoured to have invited Indonesia director Joko Anwar and famous local actor Bront Palarae to host the ‘Local Flavor, International Tastes’ symposium. They will share their filmmaking journeys, how they transform locally-made-films into international films with completed brilliant stories. Korean cinematographer Kim Hyung Koo will explore how different lenses are used to bring his vision and the script to life. 

The five symposiums mentioned above are open to public participation. To those who are interested in participating, please reserve a seat at pr@mgga.com.my three days in advance of the symposium’s date. On the day of the symposium, please present two tickets of the festival screening films to the film festival staff if you would like to redeem a pass to the symposium. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

The tickets for the 3rd Malaysia International Film Festival will officially go on sale on the official website of TGV Cinemas this Thursday. In line with the promotion of the film festival, the tickets will only be sold for RM8. 

The 3rd Malaysia International Film Festival will take place from July 14th, 2019 to July 19th, 2019 at the various branches of TGV Cinemas—Sunway Velocity, Suria KLCC, and 1 Utama—for a six-day-film-festival. As for the Malaysia Golden Global Awards, it will be held at the Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, on July 20th, 2019. We are looking forward to seeing you there!