PRIZE: Movie character appearances, tons of goodies to be won, green screen photo opportunities, movie trailers and previews, celebrity meet-and-greet sessions, exclusive movie merchandise, the exciting finals for our “Prom Night” contest, plus Cinema Online’s very own Movie Patrol crew will be there to liven up the event with more freebies! For the kiddies, there will be colouring and drawing contests aplenty to stimulate their creativity and keep them busy.
DEADLINE: 28 May 2008 to 2 June 2008 at LGF Oval, 1 Utama, 10a.m. to 10p.m. daily.
Movie Carnival gets support from KeKKWa and FINAS
By Nor Inayah Ariffin
16 May � This year, Cinema Online’s pioneering event, the Movie Carnival, receives official endorsement befittingly from the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage. Deputy Minister Teng Boon Soon will officiate the launch of MC08 on 28 May at Lower Ground Floor, Oval, 1 Utama. This signals a continuing relationship between the Ministry and Cinema Online that will benefit all Malaysian movie fans.
Last year, Y.B. Datuk Mohd Shafie Hj. Apdal, who was the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs then, launched the Movie Carnival. It is the biggest and most successful movie-themed event in the country, bringing together the largest congregation of movie lovers, and is a great medium for local fans and filmmakers to come together and exchange thoughts and ideas.
Datuk Shafie enjoying himself during last year’s Carnival
The National Film Development Corporation or FINAS will also be a part of the MC08 festivities in conjunction with their celebration Hari Seniman (Entertainers Day), which runs from 29 May to 28 June. This is to honour and remember the sacrifices and contributions made by people in the performing arts industry in the country. It does not only cover the artists and players in the entertainment industry like music, film, theatre and broadcasting, but is also a tribute to anyone in Malaysia who has passion and experience of the craft.
What else can you expect at MC08? Movie character appearances, tons of goodies to be won, green screen photo opportunities, movie trailers and previews, celebrity meet-and-greet sessions, exclusive movie merchandise, the exciting finals for our “Prom Night” contest, plus Cinema Online’s very own Movie Patrol crew will be there to liven up the event with more freebies! For the kiddies, there will be colouring and drawing contests aplenty to stimulate their creativity and keep them busy.
Its six whole days of pure movie joy for everyone, young and old. So make sure you bring the whole family along for the ride! See you there!
Movie Carnival 2008 is here!
By Ezekiel Lee Zhiang Yang
2 May � Movie Carnival 2008 is the third annual Movie Carnival running since its inception in 2006. Themed “When Dreams Come Through”, this year’s event is poised to bring a movie experience like no other. Working around this year’s theme, MC08 is crossing the boundaries of interaction and experience, where the movies can literally come to life before your eyes!
Last year, we had a rip-roaring time showcasing “Transformers”, “Pirates Of The Caribbean”, “Fantastic Four” and “Harry Potter” among other blockbusters. This year more of the same can be expected, as we highlight the year’s biggest movies like “Wall-E”, “The Dark Knight”, “Kung Fu Panda”, “Red Cliff” and many, many more. How does one say it all in such a short space? At the event, there were character appearances, meet-the-fans sessions with celebs and costume competitions. There were games, freebies and movie collectibles on sale.
There were so many things going on all under the same roof!
Come 28 May, the fiesta and festivities will return once more, bringing non-stop movie fun for six long days at Lower Ground Floor Oval, 1 Utama. Chow Will Pin, Managing Director of 20th Century Fox Malaysia, said: “This is a great platform for industry players and an excellent event for all movie fans to experience sneak peeks or at least gain information on upcoming movies.” Meanwhile, Tung Yow Kong, Distribution Manager of Golden Screen Cinemas said: “The Movie Carnival enhances the experience for local movie fans with even more merchandises, meeting of celebrities, movie marketing etc and has done so very well too”.
Indeed this year Movie Carnival has attracted almost all in the movie industry. These include distributors such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Buena Vista International, Columbia Pictures and United International Pictures, not to mention Golden Screen Cinemas, Metrowealth Movies Production, Tayangan Unggul and Grand Brilliance. At the time of writing, promo partners such as Baskin Robbins, Tupperware, The Otomotif College, Standard Chartered and X-Pax have come aboard.
So, make a date for Movie Carnival this month. Movie showcases, gala premieres and celebrity appearances are on the cards. There will also be opportunities for you aspiring actors out there as Astro Channel Jia Yu and film distributor Metrolwealth Movies Production will be conducting casting sessions on-ground! Get your photographs taken with a movie backdrop of your choice with our green-screen facility!
It’s movie mania for six long days so watch this space for more updates.
Movie Carnival 2008 will go live on 28 May 2008 to 2 June 2008 at LGF Oval, 1 Utama, 10a.m. to 10p.m. daily.
Cinema Online, 05 May 2008