Launching on Malaysia’s 60th Merdeka Day, the inaugural Malaysian Film Festival will celebrate the very best of Malaysian
cinema here in Singapore at the Old Parliament House (the Arts House) for 4 days from 31st August to 3rd September 2017.
Veteran Malaysian filmmaker, Mr Hassan Muthalib, who has been an integral part of the Malaysian film industry for the last
50 years, will be curating this year’s lineup.
Mr Muthalib is the director behind the popular “Sang Kancil & Silat Legenda”, Malaysia’s first animated feature film and is
officially recognized as the ‘Father of Malaysian Animation’. He is also a highly regarded film historian and critic, whose writings
appear in many books and academic journals across the world and is a jury member of numerous local and international film festivals.
The festival will also feature a supporting art exhibition, along with panel discussions and talks by the directors of some
of the featured films.
The Malaysian Film Festival in Singapore is co-organized by DMR Productions and independent creative Angelina Lourdes.
DMR Productions produce CausewayExchange (CEX), an annual arts exchange festival between Singapore and Malaysia that
provides a platform for creative industries from both Singapore and Malaysia to share their work, network and explore new
possibilities. The festival has been going on for 8 years and has presented over 300 artists across all genres and has attracted
an audience of over 35,000.
Independent creative Angelina Lourdes has organized and produced over 20 events and exhibitions locally and internationally
and has seen her work featured in the likes of Rolling Stone, Forbes and national newspapers across the world.