The finalist films are judged by an esteemed panel of industry jurors and here’s our exceptional line-up!

Mr Patrick Lim

In 1989, Patrick Lim went to the United States to attend Columbia College- Hollywood to learn filmmaking. Producing and directing were among the subjects that he studied. His thesis film, EXIT, which he co-wrote, produced and directed, impressed both the President and the Dean of the college. EXIT was then shown at the Directors Guild of America Second Annual Student Film Screenings, and was well received by audiences. After graduating from film school, Patrick became an independent producer and director. His credits include Yellow Lotus, a film that was shot on location in Vietnam, and L.A. Jammin’ with the L.A. Laker Girls, as well as several music videos for TMT Productions, which specializes in Vietnamese language videos. He directed The Firm Season 1 shown on NTV7, Ms Universe Malaysia, and recently he directed Di Sebalik Wajah with Diana Danielle and Aliff Aziz for HyypTV.


Assistant Professor Dr. Loh Yoke Ling is Head of Department of Journalism and Communication Studies at Southern University College. She is passionate about the power of storytelling through aesthetic media in audio visual form. She has 7 years of experience in the drama and film making industry in Malaysia before she went on further study in the field of screen studies.


Mien.ly makes films and teaches media related subjects in local colleges. An alumni of Bifan’s Fantastic Film School 2018, she recently completed a mini web-series ‘Marilah Sayang’ (Come, My Dear) about Pontianak vigilantes which is free for viewing on Unifi Play app. Her dystopian short film ‘Selam 2.0’ (Dive 2.0) won 4 awards at BMW Shorties 2017. She founded the project HerStory Malaysia, a platform for women to share stories of desires and sexuality through short films in 2010. Her short film ‘Kaulah Yang Aku Mahu’ (You Are the One I Want) was selected for screening at the San Francisco International Women Film Fest in March 2014. Her work has been screened in IAWRT Asian Womens’ Film Festival 2006 and Films of Desire 2007, both of which were held in India, and Asian HotShots Festival 2008 in Berlin. Follow her on IG: mien.ly


Shufiyan Shukur’s background is essentially media. He was a reporter for Malaysian print media The Leader, The Sun (Special Issues desk) and a newspaper in Cambodia called The Cambodia Times and an online journal reporting on the Multimedia Super Corridor, called MSCTimes.com. Shufiyan cut his teeth in video production work prior to joining Malaysiakini as video producer/journalist in 2006 with two early adopters of internet video production, namely Cyberjaya.tv and Malaysia.tv. Cyberjaya.tv could be considered the first web video initiative, followed closely by Malaysia.tv. Towards the end of 2006, Shufiyan brought his video production and internet video experience to Malaysiakini.com to commence operation of their online video initiative, Malaysiakini.tv. At Malaysiakini.tv, he managed a team which comprised of video camerapersons, video editors and producers/video-journalists. Malaysiakini.tv can be said to be one of the first web video initiative that covered daily news and news features of current issues in Malaysia.


Radhi Khalid has contributed to the Malaysian entertainment industry for over 20 years, from film, television, theatre, advertising, voice-overs, dubbing and sub-titling. As the Executive Director of Radhikal Films, Radhi oversees and manages all aspects of production and company development.
Radhi held the position of Treasurer prior to becoming the Vice President of KARYAWAN, a Society for Malaysian Artists; in charge of stage management, fund-raising, welfare of veteran artists and orphans, as well as advising on artists rights. He has worked at Nizarman Films as Production Manager, responsible for casting, props, publicity and conti. Whilst at Nizarman, Radhi assumed the role of Assistant Director for various dramas and films and further did sub-titling for the film Bintang Malam.


He has won numerous awards and his role in the film Qaisy and Laila bagged him Best Supporting Actor at the 18th Malaysian Film Festival and also placed him in the top five nominee category for Best Actor (Film) at the annual Anugerah Skrin that same year. Radhi was also nominated 3 times for Best Television Actor Anugerah Skrin for dramas Semarai, Good Morning Cikgu and Pinang Durian. Radhi has acted in various movies, dramas and theatre productions and was invited as guest artiste for numerous television productions.


Radhi is also active behind the cameras as Production Manager for dramas and films locally and regionally, namely in Pakistan, Philippines and Japan. He also appeared on the jury panel of Akademi Fantasia, Raja Lawak, Sehati Berdansa, Finas auditions and Actors Studio Short and Sweet. He has conducted acting workshops and contributed on the panel of acting and film classes as well as workshops at universities, schools and theatre organisations, including for Malaysia Airlines, and he is also actively working as a Television Host and Emcee. Radhi has studied acting at FINAS and Actors Studio.


Assoc Prof Dr Roslina Abdul Latif is a broadcast journalist by profession having secured a nifty job at TV 3. She uses her experience in the field to teach broadcasting, journalism and media subjects for a span of close to two decades. She is also the author of ‘Sidelines’ and ‘A Broadcasting History of Malaysia: Progress and Shifts’. Her other works include book chapters locally and internationally – ‘Crossing Boundaries in the Broadcast Media Industry in Malaysia’ for Keio University, Japan; ‘Public Service Media Initiatives in the Global South’ for Simon Fraser University, Canada and ‘Women’s Leadership Styles: A Case Study Across Arenas in Malaysia’ for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.