Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS) was established in 1981 through the Akta Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia 1981 (1984 amendments) 244 Act (A589 Amendments Act). FINAS went into operation on November 1, 1981 under the Kementerian Perdagangan and Perindustrian Malaysia. Beginning of October 16, 1981, FINAS was put under the Kementerian Penerangan. After that, beginning of March 27, 2004, FINAS was put under the Kementerian Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan (KEKKWA). Beginning April 19,2009, FINAS was later put under the Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan (KPKK). On May 15, 2013, FINAS was put under the Kementerian Komunikasidan Multimedia Malaysia.
On April 6, 2012, the Cabinet agreed with the proposal of combining FINAS with the FIlem Negara Malaysia (FNM) which was spearheaded by FINAS.
The agreements with the Cabinet made for amendment under the 244 Act is to incorporate new functions to disseminate information on policies, programs and achievements of the government through the production of film and record events coverage for archive purposes.
The collaboration of FINAS and the Filem Negara Malaysia (FNM) took force on January 1, 2013.
To be the main leader for the national film industry to the world
- Strengthening the film industry’s facility and services;
- To internationalize the local creative market and shooting locations;
- To publish audio-visual content on the basis of the government’s achievements and promote it through various media channels; and
- To document, preserve and conserve the audio-visual content.
“Encourage, preserve and to ease the progress of the film industry”
- Strengthening an enabling environment through the continuous development of the organization and infrastructure of publishing film;
- Strengthen attitudes, knowledge and skills of competent and competitive human resources;
- Ensuring Malaysia’s creative content is accepted at the domestic level and able to compete in the regional and international market;
- Establishing an environment that encourages the increase in investors from the multimedia and communication industry from in and out of the country;
- Accelerating and enhancing the quality of publications and network of international cooperation;
- Promote and enhance research and development of continued efforts to develop creative content industry;
- To design, develop and update the act / regulations;
- To enforce the 244 Act and related regulations;
- Delivering effective information about policies, programs and achievements of the government and promoting the country through various media channels to the public;
- Commercialization of local content; and
- Documenting, storing, preserving and conserving the audio visual content effectively.