KUALA LUMPUR, August 18, 2015 – Popular artists will brighten the Malaysian Film Festival 27 (FFM27) which will take place on September 2 to September 5.

The FFM27 event will be held at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and will be presented by Sherry Al-Hadad and Nabil Ahmad as the emcees of the night.

Along Cham and Zulin Aziz will act as the hosts for the opening night on September 2 at Symphony Lake Suite, KLCC. Ten awards will also be presented at the beginning of the opening night.

Among the artists that will be present at the event are Christina Suzanne, Izzue Islam, Aziz M. Osman, Zizie Ezzette, Syafie Naswip and Scha Alyahya. Shafiq Yusof, Nur Fazura, Datuk Eizlan Yusof, Hans Isaac, Raja Ema, Datuk Yusof Haslam, Yana Samsudin, Liyana Jasmay, Sharifah Amani, Vanidah Imran, Shaheizy Sam, Datin Sofia Jane, Erma Fatima, Shuhaimi Baba, Pansha and many more.

The night of the event will see performances from famous artiste including Misha Omar, Indah Ruhaila, Hazama, Najwa Mahiaddin, Joe Flizzow, SonaOne, Amir Jahari and Amy (Search).
The Main Committee Chairman FFM27 cum FINAS Chief Director, Dato ‘Kamil Othman said, a total of 140 nominations involving 56 films spanning 24 categories including the category for Film Not in Good Bahasa Melayu contesting this year.

The work that is eligible to contest are films that have been screened from January 2014 until December 2014. This time the theme for FFM27 is #Sehati Sejiwa, continues the theme of the celebration of the independence month that is still ongoing.

Meanwhile, the winner of FFM27 will no longer be rewarded in the form of cash but the rewards are expanded through the new design of the trophy which has a 916 gold piece.

The organizers aim for the award recipient to appreciate the award more as one part of the trophy will be in a piece of gold.

The new trophy design is a more compact design and the design depicts the union in the filming industry. Each film that is launched will have its own strength besides having a prestigious value towards the film industry.

“We do not want to reward it with money, but we want another form with higher value. With this way we see that the winner will feel more appreciated,” said Director of the Main Committee FFM27, Fauzi Ayub.

FFM27 will be broadcasted live over Astro Ria and Ria HD at 9:00 pm. Astro is the official broadcaster for FFM27.

FFM27 also supported by sponsors from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Meesha Sukir, Forty Empire, Prokuya Studious, Ayana By Yana Samsudin, Daily Arts, Ultra FM and others.

Meanwhile, the Association of Journalists and Authors Entertainment Malaysia (WHAM) is also the promotional partner to liven the promotions of FFM27.

Foto: Shahriman Jimin, Iyda Jame,

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