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Tourism Malaysia Video Wins International Film Award
31 July 2021 | Written by Chris Alexander

A short film produced by Tourism Malaysia has won an award for Best Camerawork at the 21st WorldMediaFestivals in Germany. Created in collaboration with Sharp and Chilli Pepper Films, the film is called ‘Magic Eye.’  

It features a montage of eye-catching motifs from Malaysia, spanning a variety of cultures, ecosystems, landscapes and attractions, all shot in pin-sharp 8K video (the first video of its kind to be shot in Malaysia). From Dayak longhouses in Bornean rainforests to bustling city streets in KL and submarine coral reefs, the video takes viewers on a whistle-stop tour, with an array of sights and sounds offering snapshots of Malaysia’s amazing diversity. 

“There are still so many attractions in Malaysia to be highlighted through the lens,” explains  Zulkifly Md Said, who is director-general of Tourism Malaysia. “Especially our off-the-beaten-track destinations, our rich flora and fauna, and our blessed natural resources, ” he added. Zulkifly was speaking just after the news broke that Malaysia had won the award, and made special mention of the production team involved in putting it together. 

Based in Hamburg, Germany, the WorldMediaFestivalsTelevision honour media excellence on a global scale. The awards have been running for 21 years, during which time they have showcased outstanding achievements in the fields of audio-visual, print and online productions. 

Tourism Malaysia is an agency within the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC). Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene, focusing on promoting Malaysia as a stellar tourism destination. Their latest offering is beautifully created. But the real star of the show is Malaysia itself. 

To watch the video on YouTube, click here