We are pleased to announce that our Inaugural Taylor’s University Film Festival (TUFF) will be held on November 20-22, 2019 at Taylor’s Lakeside Campus. This event is hosted by the School of Media and Communication and Taylor’s University Film Society.


Film festivals in general offers a communal, shared and unique experience when the films, their point of views, ideas and people meet. We believe it is imperative to expose emerging talent to the broader film community. Therefore the Film festival will provide an opportunity for students to screen their work, actively encourage them to create films and acknowledge their work through awards.

Six filmmaking industry experts were invited to judge over fifty-five submissions that were entered in both student and emerging categories from across Malaysia. Each of the submissions are competing for Best Student Film and Best Emerging Film Awards. These and other awards will be presented at the Festival Finale on the 22nd November.


Selected short films will be screened at Taylor’s Library Theatrette and Lecture Theatre 9. These films will run continuously throughout the festival. Apart from the screenings we also have an exciting lineup of special events during the three-day festival.


We are delighted to collaborate with Center for Future Learning and ARVR Malaysian Chapter to organize a masterclass focused on Narrative Storytelling for Filmmakers using Extended Reality (XR). You may reserve your seat and book for the session by registering in HRSS at https://tinyurl.com/ARVRTUFF


We are honoured to screen the acclaimed Malaysian film BUNOHAN with Director Dain Said. He is an accomplished film director who will be available for a Q&A session after the screening.


In addition the Malaysian Film Board, FINAS will present on applying for grants to finance Independent Films.


Two experienced filmmakers (Mien Ly and Patrick Lim) will share their filmmaking journey by screening one of their films and providing an insight into their work.


All these events are open to the Taylor’s Community and the general public who are interested in seeing experienced filmmakers as well emerging filmmakers at Taylor’s Lakeside campus.


Our exciting festival program schedule is outlined below. To reserve your seats for festival events please sign-up at the EVENTBRITE page.