The highly celebrated Malaysian Film Festival returns this year on 30th March 2019 for its 30th edition.
The award ceremony which is Malaysia’s equivalent of the Oscars will see 42 local films competing in 24 categories at the Plenary Hall of Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC).
“From the 42 films, 25 of them are Malay-language movies, 8 Chinese, 7 Tamil and 2 Cantonese,” Festival Director Abdul Khalid Maulod told at a press conference on FFM 30 as quoted by Bernama.
With the theme “Inspirasi Sinemaku” (My Cinematic Inspiration), 27 awards will be given out including 3 special awards; Box Office Film, Behind The Scenes Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
The nominees for each category will be announced next week. Some of the films competing include box office hits like “Paskal”, “Munafik 2”, “Hantu Kak Limah”, “Pulang”, “One Two Jaga”, and more.
Comedian Nabil Ahmad will be the host of the night together with veteran singer Adibah Noor. The award presenters for the event include Pekin Ibrahim, Liyana Jasmay, Izzue Islam, Dato’ Afdlin Shauki, Faizal Hussein, Zul Ariffin, Maya Karin, Fazura, and more.