KUALA LUMPURT: The ConnectASIA 2023 is part of the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) and the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia’s (FINAS) programme to equip the industry practitioner not only with the creative production skills but also to market their work to generate income.
Minister of Communications and Digital, Fahmi Fadzil said he hopes the increase in returns will enable them to spend on further productions and create a positive cycle in the national content industry.
“In earlier years, we always feel that Malaysian’s brand is not popular overseas but now we have film producers who have challenged themselves abroad and have won awards.
“This year we have Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh who has won the Best Actress and Oscar winner. Even though it was via Hollywood film but Malaysian talent had been proven, hence would encourage more young people to sharpen their talents to achieve excellence in creative content industry.
“The latest film “Tiger Stripes” has won the Critics Week Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival. Congratulations to the director, Amanda Nell Eu for the success,” Fahmi said in his speech at the ConnectASIA 2023 programme organised by Creative Content Association Malaysia (CCAM) with the collaboration and support from FINAS.
Fahmi added, he believes the programme has provided a good opportunity for the participants to learn from the international experts who conduct the master class, discussions and mentor session.
“You can also share experience and knowledge with other industry partners and watch out for new opportunity to enhance your career. The government is always committed to support the Malaysian content industry that has big potentials to expand and compete globally,” he reiterated.
The minister highlighted, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Malaysia is around 1.5 per cent and the goal is to raise it up to 6 per cent in line with developed nation.
“If earlier, the focus is on several developmental programmes such as preparation of production fund, the equipments provision and training courses via Industry Development Division of FINAS, but now it is timely to focus on not only on quality product preparation but also on international market strategies so that the market potentials could be identified and expanded. –Malaysia World News