GEORGE TOWN, July 26 – The 6th Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) officially kicked off on July 23rd, marking the beginning of a 7-day film screening at GSC MyTown, from 24th until 30th. The opening ceremony was grandly held at LaLaport BBCC, the supporting venue partner of MIFFest. The festival promises an exciting film extravaganza, showcasing a selection of 40 superb and excellent films from various regions, including Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Azerbaijan, Iran, France, India, Ukraine, Spain, and Turkey.
Among the lineup are notable films such as ‘My Small Land’ by Emma Kawawada, ‘Let the Dance Begin’ by Marina Seresesky, ‘Snow and the Bear’ by Selcen Ergun, ‘The Sunny Side of the Street’ by Lau Kok Rui, ‘Plan 75’ by Chie Hayakawa, ‘Iron Mask’ by Kim Sung Hwan, ‘Hong Kong Family’ by Eric Tsang, and ‘2 Women’ by Ryuichi Hiroki. Malaysian local films like ‘Eraser’, ‘Adoiii Jiwaku!’, and ‘Shuttle Life’ are also part of the impressive lineup.
In addition to film screenings, MIFFest has organized two masterclasses for director Johnnie To and director Ryuichi Hiroki on July 29th and July 25th, respectively. These masterclasses offer valuable insights and knowledge to film enthusiasts and aspiring filmmakers. Joanne Goh, the founder and president of MIFFest, expressed her gratitude to all who have been part of the festival’s journey. She emphasized the significance of nurturing young talents in the creative arts scene and commended the collaboration with Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia (TECO) for film screenings and forums.
Among the special highlights of MIFFest are the collaboration with BMW Shorties, which selected 10 captivating short film finalists, and the MIFFest Marketplace, which gathers diverse vendors to create a vibrant atmosphere. The 6th Malaysia Golden Global Awards ceremony will be the finale of MIFFest on July 29th at Zepp Kuala Lumpur, and it will be live-streamed on RTM TV2, MIFFest’s official Facebook page, and MIFFest TikTok account, with a delayed broadcast on Viu TV HK.
With an impressive lineup and diverse activities, the Malaysia International Film Festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for film enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in captivating stories from various regions and support the local Malaysian film industry.