The prestigious Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) returns for its 30th edition on March 30, it is announced at a press conference held today (March 12). FFM, regarded as Malaysia’s equivalent to the Oscars, will see 42 films competing across 24 categories including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film.
The top five nominees of each category will be announced next week.
Among the films in competition are last year’s box office sensations Munafik 2, Paskal, Hantu Kak Limah as well as Pulang, Guang, One Two Jaga and The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget.
Three special awards will also be given out during the ceremony – Box Office Film, Behind The Scenes Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
FFM-30 was expected to be held at the end of last year. FFM director Abd. Khalid Maulod explained the reason for the award ceremony‘s delay: “The Finas board of directors were not appointed yet at that time. Only after their appointment could the approval for FFM be given.”
FFM is organised by National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas), Ministry of Communications And Multimedia and 11 film bodies. FFM-30 will take place on March 30 at Dewan Plenary, Putrajaya International Convention Centre.
Watch the live telecast at 9pm on Astro Ria (Ch 104).