Dain iskandar said

Filmmaker, Malaysia

Dain Iskandar Said studied film in London and has worked with images for almost 30 years, concentrating on feature films, documentaries and video installations.

His film Bunohan (2012) won international acclaim including screening in the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was Malaysia’s entry for the year’s Academy Awards. His latest feature Interchange (2017) was one of the most anticipated Malaysian films of the year. It was also the first Malaysian film to be shown at the Piazza Grande at the year’s Locarno International Film Festival on top of having been screened at festivals in Toronto, London, Barcelona and Singapore.

His horror feature Dukun, which was in fact his first feature film having been produced in 2007, was finally released in 2018, and immediately made history as one of the few Malaysian films to be screened in cinemas for multiple Friday runs, a total of 34. It won 2018 Anugerah Skrin for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

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Dain Said was in Penang as part of George Town Festival 2016 film forum. He was again a panelist in George Town Festival 2018’s programme Tanjung Talks: What Happened to Malay Films, a collaborative programme with SeaShorts Film Festival.

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Dain iskandar said

Filmmaker, Malaysia

Dain Iskandar Said studied film in London and has worked with images for almost 30 years, concentrating on feature films, documentaries and video installations.

His film Bunohan (2012) won international acclaim including screening in the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was Malaysia’s entry for the year’s Academy Awards. His latest feature Interchange (2017) was one of the most anticipated Malaysian films of the year. It was also the first Malaysian film to be shown at the Piazza Grande at the year’s Locarno International Film Festival on top of having been screened at festivals in Toronto, London, Barcelona and Singapore.

His horror feature Dukun, which was in fact his first feature film having been produced in 2007, was finally released in 2018, and immediately made history as one of the few Malaysian films to be screened in cinemas for multiple Friday runs, a total of 34. It won 2018 Anugerah Skrin for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

Dain Said was in Penang as part of George Town Festival 2016 film forum. He was again a panelist in George Town Festival 2018’s programme Tanjung Talks: What Happened to Malay Films, a collaborative programme with SeaShorts Film Festival.

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