4th Young Filmmakers and Digital Content Forum (YFF2017)
Day/Date: Thursday 5th October 2017
Time: 9.00 AM – 3.00 PM
Venue: Pawagam Mini P. Ramlee, FINAS, Hulu Kelang, Selangor

The Young Filmmakers and Digital Content Forum (also known as the Young Filmmakers Forum) is a biennial event that provides critical discussion on films, filmmaking and digital creative content. It was organised by Institute of Arts and Media Studies Malaysia (SEMESTA), in association with National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) and Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG).

Voices from the East: Stories from Sabah and Sarawak
As much as we look at Malaysian stories on screen, oft-forgotten are representations of our brethren from Borneo. With the increase in such stories being told, the time is right to push forward with a greater discussion on films, filmmakers and ideas from Sabah and Sarawak. Panel members will discuss issues relating to the current context, as well as how things could be improved in the future.
Featuring: Jasmine Suraya Chin, Nadira Ilana and Putri Purnama Sugua

Humble Beginnings: The Young Filmmakers of Malaysia
Filmmaking is a challenging endeavour at best, and while it can be ultimately rewarding, the journey is not without its own frustrations. This panel brings together young Malaysian filmmakers to discuss issues related to filmmaking in terms of the practical and the creative.
Featuring: Bradley Liew, Shamaine Othman and We Jun

Blockbusting: Analysing the Malaysian Box Office
More and more films are breaking records on a yearly basis, yet the box office and Malaysian cinema as a whole has suffered, with lower totals than ever before. What’s the cause of both these phenomena? What has changed from before, and where will we go from here? The Blockbusting panel seek to discuss these issues and more with seasoned filmmakers and professionals.
Featuring: Dain Said, Najwa Abu Bakar, Syafiq Yusof