Malaysian Film Festival

Malaysian Film Festival
Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House, Singapore
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The Malaysian Film Festival celebrates the very best of Malaysian cinema and will be running from 29 August to 1 September 2019 at The Arts House.

29 August - 1 September 2019, 7pm - 9pm @The Art House

In addition of film screenings, the festival will also feature panel discussions and talks by the directors of some of the featured films.


The films selected are recent and have all achieve success in its country as well as received awards from other festivals. The festival will also feature a panel discussion and talks by the directors of some of the featured films. This is where we encourage dialogue between Singaporeans and Malaysians about their respective film industries.

The Malaysian Film Festival in Singapore is organized by DMR Productions. 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 celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and has presented over 356 artists across all genres and has attracted an audience of over 38,000.


MFFSG Festival Season PASS 2019

29 Aug - 1 Sep 2019 | 19pm - 20pm @The Arts House
Tickets: $50

Can’t decide which film to watch? Why not watch them all with our Festival Pass! The Festival Pass includes full access to all 6 films, at a heavily discounted price of just $50. There are limited passes available, so grab them quick!


Guang - MFFSG '19

Friday, 30 August 2019 | 19pm - 20.30pm @The Arts House
Tickets: $10 - $50

Languages: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Year of Release: 2018
Rating: NC16 (Some Coarse Language)
Genre: Drama
Running time: 89 min
Director: Quek Shio Chuan
Cast: Emily Chan, Ernest Chong, Kyo Chen

Guang is the inspirational story of Wen Guang, an autistic young man who struggles to integrate in a society that discriminates against him. Even with his brother’s help, Wen Guang finds it difficult to hold a decent job. One day, his prodigious talent for music emerges.


Paskal - MFFSG '19

 

30 Aug - 31 Aug 2019 | 21pm - 23pm @The Arts House
Tickets: $10 - $50

Language: Malay
Subtitles: English, Simplified Chinese
Year of Release: 2018
Rating: PG13 (Some Violence)
Genre: Action, Drama
Running time: 115 min
Director: Adrian Teh
Cast: Hairul Azreen, Ammar Alfian, Jasmine Suraya

Naval unit Paskal is Malaysia’s special elite force. But all bets are off when one of its own stages a hijacking. Based on true events.


Common Genes of a Genre: Malaysia and Singapore

Saturday 31 Aug 2019 - 10.30am - 12pm @The Arts House
Tickets: $5

There is buzz of shared markets, coproduction’s and creative collaborations in both Malaysia and Singapore, each teeming with filmmaking talent. Genre filmmaking, on the international stage has also seen some common interest and demand at festivals and markets. Are genre films a potential breakout opportunity for both Malaysia and Singapore? With 'common genes' such as shared folklore, colonial histories and market demographics, do opportunities present themselves for Malaysia and Singapore to take on genre filmmaking successfully? In chasing for the visceral and the sensational, are filmmakers then misrepresenting the cinemas of their respective cultures?


Crossroads: One, Two, Jaga - MFFSG '19

31 Aug - 1 Sep 2019 | 13.30pm - 21pm @The Arts House
Tickets: $10 - $50

Languages: Malay, Tagalog
Subtitles: English
Year of Release: 2018
Rating: PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Violence)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running time: 80 min
Director: Nam Ron
Cast: Zahiril Adzim, Ario Bayu, Rosdeen Suboh

In Kuala Lumpur, an abused domestic worker Sumiati tries to escape to Indonesia, while an idealistic policeman Hassan insists on fighting corruption – at a heavy price.

Best Film (30th Malaysian Film Festival)


Vedigundu Pasangge - MFFSG '19

Saturday,  31 Aug 2019 | 16pm - 18.30pm @The Arts House
Tickets: $10 - $50

Languages: Tamil
Subtitles: English
Year of Release: 2018
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Running time: 138 min
Director: Vimala Perumal
Cast: Denes Kumar, Sangeeta Krishnasamy, Thangamani Velayudan, David Anthony, Seelan Manoheran

Village boy Theva is stuck in a huge twisted situation and comes into realisation that everything surrounding him is shrouded in a pool of mystery. Things take a bad turn for him thanks to his innocence and ignorance of the true colors of Boss.


Rise: Ini Kalilah - MFFSG '19

31 Aug - 1 Sep 2019 |19pm - 15pm @The Arts House 
Tickets: $10 - $50

Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Subtitles: English, Malay, Chinese
Year of Release: 2018
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Running time: 101 min
Directors: Saw Teong Hin, Nik Amir, Prem Nath
Cast: Mira Filzah, Remy Ishak, Sangeeta Krishnasamy, Jack Tan, Shashi Tharan, Mark O'dea

Following the lives of everyday people, coming together for one common love – Malaysia – six interrelated tales set during the frantic days leading up to the nation’s most important election ever. Each story that unfolds shows what it means to be a true Malaysian – respect, hope, standing up for yourself, fighting for your rights, redemption, and building the future.


Shun Pong O - MFFSG '19

Sunday,  1 September 2019 | 16pm - 18pm @The Arts House
Tickets: $10 - $50

Languages: Mandarin, Korean, English
Subtitles: English
Year of Release: 2018
Rating: TBA
Genre: Romance
Running time: 110 min
Director: David Thian
Cast: Shinny Tan, Ho-won Kim, Philip Keung Ho, Phoebe Huang

In Nanyang fishing village, lives a girl who loves Korean culture. She then meets and falls in love with a South Korean man. He brings hope and joy to her imperfect reality, even as he faces his biggest fear. However, an incident at the village transformed him, turning him multilingual.


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