Kim Dong-Ho

President of Jury

He is the founder of the Busan International Film Festival, one of the world’s most popular and best film festivals, also the largest international film festival in Asia. He is the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema at the 2011 Asian Film Awards, the Golden Mulberry Awards at the 2013 Udine Far East Film Festival and the Honorary Golden Wheel at the 2011 Vesoul Asian Film Festival.

“Greatest congratulations on the successful beginning of MIFFEST and MGGA!”


Professor Xie Fei


He is a world recognised director and writer from China, he had won many prestigious awards including the Golden Berlin Bear at the 1993 Berlin International Film Festival, Best Director at the 1995 Montréal World Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the 2000 Golden Rooster Awards. He is known for directing Song of Tibet, The Women from the Lake of Scented Souls and many more.

“1st Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards is a good platform to assemble various types of films around the world. Through this grand feast of the film, it allows more viewers to understand the producer who worked behind the film. This film festival can encourage countless outstanding filmmakers and directors, and also to establish the authority of these activities. Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards assemble films from all around the world with a heritage of innovation by showing the film’s creative energy. A good film is able to stand alone within a period of time. Through the 1st Malaysia International Film Festival and
Malaysia Golden Global Awards, it can increase the number of viewing population, but also the visual arts into people’s life. I would like to thank all the producers who have worked quietly for the film production and hope the 1st Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards able to gather more people to view and tribute to a good film. Finally, blessing this year MIFFEST & MGGA a complete success!”


Garin Nugroho


He is a director and writer from Indonesia. He has won many amazing awards such as the Netpac Award at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival, the Lino Brocka Award at the 1999 Cinemanila International Film Festival, the Golden Crow Pheasant at the 2006 Kerala International Film Festival and more. He makes different genres of movies like feature film, children’s film, documentary and others, showing how versatile he is.

“This festival not just a competition but more, on the way we look at a map and see movie growing social and political issues as well as individual expression.”


Yeh Ju-Feng


She is a famous producer who helped to produce popular movies like “Our TImes” , “Red Cliff I & II” and more. She was the winner of the Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year at the 2013 Golden Horse Awards.

“It is honoured for me to participate in the 1st Malaysia International Film Festival and Malaysia Golden Global Awards. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country. I’m glad and honoured to know many Malaysian filmmakers and became best friends with them in past few years.They have a strong creativity vitality, enthusiasm to film and also brave to pursuit the way to shoot the story to become their film. It makes everyone to look forward for their works.

I hope through the 1st Malaysia International Film Festival, the local and overseas filmmakers can exchange their knowledge and get the encouragement from each other. In the future, Malaysian films will be shine upon the rest of the world.”


Yeo Yann Yann


She won the Best Supporting Actress in the 2013 Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards. She has appeared in many films produced in Malaysia, Singapore, and China, demonstrating how good she is as an actress.

“I am very honoured to be invited to be on the jury of the inaugural MIFFEST. Here’s wishing you all the best for this edition, and for many editions to come.”


Andreas Dresen


From Germany is the director of many critically acclaimed movies like “Grill Point”, “Stopped on Track”, “Cloud 9” and more. He has won the Un Certain Regard Awards twice at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2008 and 2011. He was also nominated thrice for the Golden Berlin Bear in the Berlin International Film Festival, in 1999, 2002 and 2015.

“I am very looking forward to get the opportunity to be part of the 1st ever Malaysia International Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur. As films are part of the universal culture and arts scene, I think that through the art of film making we can actually build bridges between cultures and support the intercultural exchange in the world. I am honored to be a member of the international jury during the film festival and excited to watch the big variety of the selected films that will be shown.”