National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) as a central government agency for Malaysia’s film industry is eyeing for a new chairman to head the association and the actor turned producer and director, Hans Isaac may be the one they’re looking for.
A respectable figure among film-makers, Dato’ Kamil Othman was the Director-General of National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) for two years. However, his tenure ended quietly and abruptly. Now with a new government, many artists are optimistic about what lies beyond the horizon – and some feel that optimism includes reinstating Dato’ Kamil Othman into a position of leadership.
In Malaysia, The National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) plays a significant role in ensuring the exposure of films planning to reach a mass audience. Much like its American counterpart, Motion Picture Association of America, and their creation of the rating system (e.g. R-Rated, PG-13, etc) FINAS establishes guidelines for Malaysian films too.
Documentaries do more than just give information. They tell stories that instill empathy and understanding upon things we’ve probably never even heard of before. When it comes to Malaysia, we have a myriad of wonderful filmmakers who are able to tell these stories, and one of them is Lina Teoh.