The awards and the festival are organised by Malaysia's Jazzy Group.
"(MIFFest) is the platform to distribute what Malaysian talent has to offer to a global audience. We know this is an exciting time to film and create films in Malaysia," said Jazzy Group executive producer and MIFFest chairman Joanne Goh.
The festival was established in 2017 with the remit of screening international films to the domestic Malaysian audience while also promoting the country's rising filmmaking talent.
The director has been keeping low after he was accused of sexual harassment by a female crew member of "Sanju" though he has denied the allegation.
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