Malaysia Film Festival Shifts Online With Mubi
The fourth edition of the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) is now set to be held later this month as an online-only event.
The festival was originally scheduled to take place as an in-person event in December and got as far as announcing its selection. However, Malaysia’s coronavirus control measures were increased at the beginning of November, causing cinemas across much of the country to close.
MIFFest organizers said in November that they hoped to be still able to put on a real-world festival in January when cinemas reopened. But with the virus still hitting cinema operations that is no longer a viable option.
Instead, the festival will now be held Jan. 15-21, playing out on streaming platform Mubi. Audiences in Malaysia can stream the selection free of charge through an extended 30-day trial subscription to Mubi.
The announcement was made by Joanne Goh, the festival chairperson, together with actor Bront Palarae at the 4th MIFFest Gala Night.
Image Credit: MIFFest Website