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The 5th Malaysia Golden Global Awards announce nomination list

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The Top 10 Films of the 5th MGGA 2022
The Top 10 Films of the 5th MGGA 2022

17 June – The 5th Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and the Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) 2022 have recently announced the nominations for this year's event.

On 16 June, the organisers held a press conference to announce the nomination list, which sees Indian movie, "Two Friends" bagging the most categories with five, including Best Actor awards for its child actors Arif Shaikh and Asik Shaikh - making them the youngest nominees for the said awards.


There are over 100 films submitted for this year's MGGA, but that 'Drowning In Holy Water' (Iran), 'Full Time' (France), 'Prebet Sapu!' (Malaysia), 'Memoryland' (Germany, Vietnam), 'No Ground Beneath The Feet' (Bangladesh), 'Rehana' (Singapore, Bangladesh), 'The Silent Forest' (Taiwan), 'Two Friends' (India), 'Whether the Weather is Fine' (Philippines, Singapore), 'White Building' (France, Cambodia) were the ones nominated as the Top 10 Films of the 5th MGGA 2022.

The jury members of this year are Christine Hakim (Indonesian Actress) - the Jury President, Lav Diaz (Filipino Filmmaker), Sabrina Baracetti (Festival President of Udine Far East Film Festival), Ho Wi Ding (Malaysian Director based in Taiwan) and Chong Keat Aun (Malaysian Director).

The festival also announced that Tourism Malaysia will be joining on board as the festival supporting partner.

Christine Hakim leads the panel of jury
Christine Hakim leads the panel of jury

"Edge of The World" is the MIFFest's Opening Film
"Edge of The World" is the MIFFest's Opening Film

The line-up of films for the festival is also particularly impressive. The 5th MIFFest 2022 will be launched with the opening film 'Edge of The World', a film from the United States, telling the story of Captain James Brooke, which was filmed in Sarawak, Malaysia and supported by Sarawak Tourism Board. The director, Michael Haussman and the casts members - Josie Ho, Bront Palarae and other casts of the film - will attend the Opening Ceremony and the festival in July.

There will be a list of the renowned films to be screened at the festival under several screening categories: World Cinema, Asian Cinema, Malaysian Cinema.





The first MIFFest Project Market will be held on 12 - 13 July, where the Top 5 Official Selections will be able to conduct meetings with the local and international investors, producers and distributors. Wu Ke-Xi (Actress), Keoh Chee Ang (Producer) and Vijay Munisamy (Executive Producer) are the judges for the Project Market. The Selected Projects are 'Don't Assume Still Waters' directed by Leysha Al-Yahya, 'The Depths'' directed by David Yanez, 'Sunny, Benny & Jenny' directed by Jin Ong, 'Garek' directed by Cech Adrea, and 'Maybe Today, If Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow' directed by Hanloong Lim.

The 5th Malaysia International Film Festival 2022 is taking place at Dadi Cinema, Pavilion KL from 10 to 15 July 2022, whereas the 5th Malaysia Golden Global Awards 2022 will be held on 16 July at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur and will be broadcasted on Unifi TV (live broadcast in Malaysia), Viu TV HK (delay broadcast in Hong Kong), and MIFFest's YouTube Channel (live broadcast in worldwide).

The lists of nominees are as follows:













Cinema Online, 17 June 2022

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