7th Malaysia International Film Festival to be "Uncaged" from 21-28 July
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7th Malaysia International Film Festival to be "Uncaged" from 21-28 July

Uncaged, the 7th MIFFest's Theme
Uncaged, the 7th MIFFest's Theme
25 Jun - The 7th Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) is set to transform Kuala Lumpur into a cinematic paradise from 21-28 July 2024. With an exceptional array of films, MIFFest continues to celebrate the spirit of both Malaysian and international cinema.

At the press conference yesterday, the President and Founder of MIFFest, Ms. Joanne Goh announced that the festival is privileged to honour two extraordinary individuals whose contributions to cinema are truly inspiring. "Our first honorary is the Indonesian cinema icon Christine Hakim. Ibu Christine is a name that deeply resonates with us. With a career spanning over five decades, she has captured our imaginations with her powerful performances and has been a guiding line for many. Her journey over 50 years is what we at MIFFest are proud to celebrate today," Ms Goh enthused.
 MIFFest confers Lifetime Achievement Awards upon cinematic titans: Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japan
MIFFest confers Lifetime Achievement Awards upon cinematic titans: Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japan
and Christine Hakim from Indonesia
and Christine Hakim from Indonesia
She added, "Our second honorary is the masterful storyteller, Hirokazu Kore-eda. To me, Kore-eda is a life shadow. His films have a unique power, sharing light on the life for those often overlooked his ability to capture human experiences with such authenticity and empathy is mesmerising." These awards celebrate their monumental contributions to the film industry and their enduring impact on global cinema.
Ms. Joanne Goh, President and Founder of MIFFest
Ms. Joanne Goh, President and Founder of MIFFest
Hong Kong's Nick Cheung to Receive the Award for Excellent Achievement in Film
Hong Kong's Nick Cheung to Receive the Award for Excellent Achievement in Film
MIFFest has announced a distinguished panel of jurors for its 2024 competition. Led by celebrated Indian director and actress Suhasini Maniratnam, the panel includes Felix Chong, the acclaimed Hong Kong screenwriter and director behind the iconic "Infernal Affairs" series. From China, respected professor and critic Zhang Xianmin brings a critical eye for groundbreaking cinema, while Thailand's Kong Rithdee, a seasoned film critic and director, offers deep insights into Southeast Asian cinema. Completing the panel is Malaysia's own Zul Ariffin, celebrated for his dynamic performances in film and television.
Distinguished Jury Panel to Adjudicate MIFFest 2024 Competition
Distinguished Jury Panel to Adjudicate MIFFest 2024 Competition
The Competition segment showcases a curated selection of films that includes Jin Ong's
The Competition segment showcases a curated selection of films that includes Jin Ong's "Abang Adik"
50 star-studded, thrilling, challenging, refreshing and thought-provoking films from over 30 countries will be showcased. An unprecedented A-lister programme stands out as a premier attraction for cinephiles, offering high-profile films helmed by some of the most celebrated directors and actors in the industry.

The 7th MIFFest, set for 21-28 July 2024, will unfold at The Exchange TRX and GSC Cinemas. For more information and films lineup, visit the MIFFest website at miffest.com.my



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