Friday, October 26, 2012

Local Film "Bunohan" stalks on OSCAR

Dain Said’s critically acclaimed film BUNOHAN is Malaysia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 85th Academy Awards next year.
The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), an agency under the Ministry of Information, Communications & Culture Malaysia, has selected the award winning film Bunohan to represent Malaysia in the next instalment of the Oscar race.  A record breaking 71 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category this year. Malaysia has only ever submitted one film prior to this – Puteri Gunung Ledang in 2004.
“Although we have not been submitting films to the Oscars for sometime, this year we are particularly proud to have a film worthy of the selection based on the critical acclaim that it has garnered both locally and internationally as well as having a solid record of screenings at Oscar-qualifying festivals,” explained Naguib Razak, the Director General of FINAS.
Bunohan had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011, followed by regional premieres at other reputable film festivals such as Rotterdam and Taipei. In the United States, Bunohan was screened at several Oscar-qualifying festivals, including in Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Seattle.  It was released theatrically in Malaysia in March 2012 to rave critical reviews and more than held its own against mainstream genre films.
Since its world premiere in Toronto, the film has secured major sales & distribution deals internationally, with international sales being handled by Easternlight Films, and Traction Media handling sales in the US.
Bunohan is distributed in UK, French, German, Benelux & Australian territories by Universal Pictures, while its US distributor, Oscilloscope Pictures is planning a 2013 release.
This submission is not just a matter of declaring Malaysia’s best candidate, but rather an acknowledgement of this Malaysian film’s significant international accomplishment and international release potential,” added Naguib.
The film’s writer-director Dain Iskandar Said was very humbled when notified, and is relieved that Bunohan satisfied the Academy’s submission requirements. The producer, Nandita Solomon is grateful for the national recognition bestowed on Bunohan, Dain’s first feature to meet audiences. She added that this happy news comes together with the nomination for Achievement in Cinematography for Bunohan’s director of photography, Jarin Pengpanich at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia. Both Nandita and Dain are currently pitching Apparat’s next feature film project Interchange in the Asian Project Market at the Busan International Film Festival in Korea.
Bunohan’s entry for the Oscar is timely in light of the rapid and strong growth of the Malaysian film industry in recent years. The emergence of Malaysian feature filmmakers like Dain who are generating films strong enough to compete in the international market continues the success of Malaysian animation and documentaries that have been penetrating the international markets in recent years.
Naguib adds, “Bunohan’s success is important in conveying the right message to young filmmakers to break new ground, to constantly challenge themselves with content that connect and has resonance with its audience.”
Bunohan, written and directed by Dain Iskandar Said, tells the tragic story of three estranged brothers - a kickboxer, a businessman and an assassin who return to their hometown, Bunohan, where their fates intertwine with dark consequences. It stars Faizal Hussein, Zahiril Adzim and Pekin Ibrahim, supported by Bront Palarae, Sofi Jikan, Nam Ron, Wan Hanafi Su, Amerul Affendi and Tengku Azura among others. It is produced by Nandita Solomon of Apparat and co-produced by Tim Kwok of LA-based Convergence Entertainment who will be spearheading the promotional campaign in the lead up to the nominations.
Now that the final list of submissions has been officially announced, the Academy will begin its process of viewing and voting. From these 71 submissions, 9 will be shortlisted, before the final five nominees will be announced by the Academy on 10 January 2013. The 85th Academy Awards will be held on 24 February 2013.
Ain't we so proud!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Code 10 Malaysia is giving out Free Prizes!

Get a chance to win some awesome price yo!

This week Code 10 Malaysia are giving a brand new Xbox 360 + Kinect. to 1 winner. 
Every week is a different prize. 

So how to win?
Simple as A, B, C......
All you have to do is;
1. Like the Code 10 Malaysia Facebook Fan Page
2. Watch the video
3. Answer a question in the comments section of the post.
4. Share the video and tag friends. (amount to be determined with each video)

Terms & Conditions
This contest is open to all Malaysians with a Facebook account.

Employees and immediate family members of the Organiser, their advertising agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and suppliers are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

To be eligible to take part in the Contest, contestants must first become a fan of the Code 10 Malaysia page on

Contestants must watch the video, answer the question and complete a slogan for each video to be eligible for the prizes. Each question requires an answer and a slogan of not more than 10 words. The contestant with the CORRECT answer, along with a creative and unique slogan will be deemed the winner, as chosen by the Panel constituted by Code 10 Malaysia.

Decisions made by the Panel will be final and binding. Code 10 Malaysia is not required to share the process of inclusion, exclusion or selection of candidates and winners for the contest.

Winners will be notified by any means adopted by the Organiser, be it Twitter, phone calls, email, via Facebook facilities or any other means available. If the winner(s) cannot be contacted/has not responded within a period of seven (7) days after notification, a new winner(s) will be nominated.

Winners are required to pick up their prizes from Code 10 Malaysia's nominated Agency/Suppliers. A suitable address and contact number will be provided once the winners have been selected. Winners must pick up their prizes within seven (7) days of confirmation.

In the situation that a winner cannot collect the prize, the winner may nominate a representative to collect the prize. The winner is required to notify and gain permission from the Organiser in advance before nominating a representative.

Code 10 Malaysia will not claim any responsibility for loss/theft of property and/or accident/injury to the winners arising out of unforseen circumstances relating to the Contest or the collecting of prizes.

The Organiser reserves the right to change any prize, for a prize of equal value, without any prior notification. Prizes cannot be exchanged/encashed.

Samsung, Apple and Microsoft are not official sponsors of this contest.

Don't wait no more!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Terengganu Rip Curl 6-star Pro Surf Contest Set To Hit The Monsoon Season

Terengganu Rip Curl 6-star Pro Surf Contest Set To Hit The Monsoon Season

Renowned Australia surf brand, Rip Curl (Malaysia) is proud to announce the brand partnership with the State Government of Terengganu on the up-coming first ever 6-star pro surf contest which will be held on November 30th till December 2nd at the coastal of Pantai Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu. 
The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro surf contest 2012 is a surf event sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC). During this 3-days 6-star pro event, surfers hails from different regions of South East Asia are expected to compete in five different divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Master Division and Bodyboard Open, and Longboard Open. There are total estimated over RM40,000 worth of prizes up for grabs for the participant’s surfers.

Besides the adrenalin rush competition, there will be several fun-filled yet educational activities had been planned for the public with the aim to educate people from all walks of life about surfing activities. Indonesia top surfboard artists, Mr. Rizald from Bali will be the guest artists for the Surfboard Art Exhibition.  Also, there will be a booth with live demonstration of the overall actual process on making a surfboard. A surf clinic will be set-up for public to experience and learn how to surf. Jonni Morrison – Deaker, from the Rip Curl Bali Surf School, will conduct the surf clinic.

Throughout the International surf event, Rip Curl sets to craft Malaysia as one of the surfing destination amongst the professional surfers from different regions and also to attract more people to experience surfing. Most importantly it will provide local Malaysian surfers an opportunity to gain experience in competing at an International level. 

The Terengganu Rip Curl Pro 2012 is organized by EC Extreme Resources supported by S.U.K Terengganu, Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism Terengganu and Rip Curl Bali Surf School.

Surfing in Malaysia is gonna be epic!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown 2012

The search for Asia’s Best Dance Crew is on!
Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown 2012
to make its debut in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2012 – Rémy Martin, the ‘Heart of Cognac’, has embarked on a search for the region’s best dance crew with its Centaur Dance Showdown making its way to Malaysia for the first time.

The competition is set to find the greatest dance talent across 6 countries; namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and India in a series of preliminary rounds that will be the battlegrounds for ardent dance crews in their pursuit of fame and recognition of their talent. Following the success of the inaugural competition held in Vietnam last year, Rémy Martin was inspired to extend the competition regionally, discovering the most outstanding dance groups in each of the 6 countries before holding the final round of the Centaur Dance Showdown in Singapore next January 2013.

We are delighted to provide these gifted performers with the platform from which they may showcase their passion, creativity, refined skills and undeniable talent to both a national and international audience. For the first time in Malaysia, the Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown will give these dancers the opportunity to demonstrate their artistry and finesse in choreographed routines, competing against the region’s finest urban street dancers for the title of Asia’s Best Dance Crew,” said Mr. Laurent Soulat, Regional Marketing Manager for South East Asia, Middle East & India, Rémy Cointreau International.

Rémy Martin is known for being a cognac brand that epitomises vitality and superior quality. These are two attributes which can also be found in the dance groups competing in the Centaur Dance Showdown,” he added.

If you have dedicated yourself to the art of dance or have simply been inspired by the latest Step Up movie, this regional competition will provide you with the perfect opportunity to put your moves to good use!

Each team consists of 5 people, with all members aged 18 years or above and of Malaysian nationality (non-Muslim), and must complete the official Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown registration form online ( and submit their dance video (3 minutes or less) online ( by no later than 11 November 2012.

The videos will then be featured online from 1 to 20 November 2012, where fans can vote for their favourite dance crews. On the panel for the Malaysian finals are Joel Tan (accredited dance instructor and founder of Urban Groove Dance Network who pioneered the original street and urban dance styles in Malaysia), Maple Loo (experienced dancer, choreographer and judge on 8TV’s own dance competition Showdown) and Patricia Knudsen (a seasoned performer, model, host and DJ of mixed Danish and Malaysian Chinese parentage. She is a winner of numerous dance awards and has many accolades to her name).

The top 10 crews with the highest scores and public votes will compete before the judges in the Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown Malaysia Finals at Sunway Giza on 30 November 2012. The champion will be chosen based on criteria such as overall performance, creativity, showmanship and stage presence, synchronization and execution and musicality, and will go on to represent Malaysia in the International Finals in Singapore on 18 January 2013.

The winning Malaysian team will not only have the honour of representing Malaysia in the International Finals in Singapore but will also take away RM10,000. First and second runners up won’t walk away empty-handed; receiving RM6,000 and RM3,000 respectively.

Rémy Martin’s brand ambassador and international superstar, Jolin Tsai, is set to grace the International Finals; lending her experience as a dancer and taking a seat at the judging panel. As an additional treat for the expected 1,000 invited guests and audience members, Jolin will hold a mini-concert; entertaining the crowd with some of her greatest hits.

A grand prize of USD$10,000 awaits the winner of the International Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown who will also walk away with the title of Asia’s Best Dance Crew!

For more information on the Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Competition, please log on to .

Do check it out!