The First Malaysia International Film Festival Has Officially Started
The opening ceremony of Malaysia International Film Festival is held on 28th February 2017, from 6 PM to 8 PM at NU Sentral Shopping Centre. During the red carpet session, the recipient of Lifetime Achievements Award Dato Lai Meng arrived with her great smile. Then, the chairman of Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards Ms Joanne Goh walked the red carpet together with the advisor of Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards Mr. Wen Tien Hsiang.
There are a lot of International and local artists that appeared during the Malaysia International Film Festival Opening Ceremony. The director of Andreas Dresen came together with the main character Arved Friese and they both were greeting to others with amiable. The juries panel Professor Xie Fei, Mr Kim Dong Ho, Ms Yeo Yann Yann, Ms Yeh Ju Feng and Mr Garin Nugroho were present in the opening ceremony in order to show support to the Malaysia International Film Festival.
During the opening ceremony, the emcee has invited the jury panel as well as the chairman of Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards to the stage for greeting. All the juries were shared about their thought toward the first Malaysia International Film Festival. Besides that, the juries had mentioned that they were excited and appreciated to have the chances to explore and enjoy the filming cultures of Malaysia. “It was a big challenge, but luckily everything gone smoothly and everyone is so supportive,” said Goh. To award the efforts and support, the chairman was honored to represent her team to give the certificates to the juries panel.
The promo video which directed by Tin Kai-Leong were shown during the opening ceremony. Apart from the promo video, the organizer has prepared a special trailer with all nominated film. After all the wonderful films had been shown, the guests and media were invited to watch the opening film directed by Andreas Dresen. The first Malaysia International Film Festival will be screening the other 19 nominated films from 1st March 2017 to 4th March 2017 at GSC NU Sentral Shopping Centre, TGV Sunway Velocity, TGV KLCC and mmCineplexes (eCurve).