2 Oct – Leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), as part of its GSC International Screens efforts to elevate the local movie landscape, in collaboration with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has launched its first ever Malaysia Animation Film Festival (MAFF) through MDEC's platform 'Kre8tif!'.
The collaboration aims to pave further opportunities for aspiring digital content creators and film-makers with platforms to showcase their stories, aligned with the nation's goal of positioning Malaysia as a regional hub for digital content.
Bold, and imaginative stories told through short animation films by award-winning Malaysian talents will be showcased on big screens at selected GSC locations from 5 - 25 October 2023.
Movie-enthusiasts and aspiring film-makers can expect an exciting line-up with the following short films, priced at RM15 per ticket:
Ms. Koh Mei Lee, Chief Executive Officer, GSC, said "The debut of the Malaysia Animation Film Festival in collaboration with MDEC reiterates our commitment in supporting the growth of the local entertainment industry and the uptake of locally-relevant digital content amongst creative talents. Aiming to hone future leaders of the entertainment industry, GSC equips aspiring film-makers and content creators with the right platforms nurture their potential to the fullest and reach their dreams."
"Both the local content and entertainment ecosystem has grown through the years, where local content creators and film-makers have gained international recognition at acclaimed global film festivals. This year, Jared Lee's animated short film titled 'Horologist' was screened at Cannes Film Festival and won Best Animation at Comic Con San Diego 2023. MDEC has assisted these studios through many of their initiatives such as Digital Content Creators Challenge and business connection programs at various animation film festivals."
Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, Chief Executive Officer of MDEC, said, "We are thrilled to collaborate with GSC on the MAFF, a testament to MDEC's commitment to nurturing and elevating Malaysia's animation industry. This partnership reflects our dedication to fostering talent, technological innovation, and forging international connections, all of which have been instrumental in propelling Malaysia's animation sector to greater heights. Aligned with the Malaysia Digital (MD) national strategic initiative and PEMANGKIN programmes, MDEC remains steadfast in cultivating long-lasting relationships with industry players to achieve digital transformation. Together, we are proud to showcase the immense creative potential of our nation's animators to the world."
The animation films will be screened at the following selected GSC locations from 5 - 25 October 2023: