MDEC Launches the Malaysia Digital Creativity Festival (MYDCF) 2021
Yesterday, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced the launch of the Malaysia Digital Creativity Festival (MYDCF) 2021. Combining the Kre8tif! animation initiative with the LEVEL UP KL video games conference into a single festival, the MYDCF will give companies and organizations a chance to show off their upcoming animations and video games virtually to the industry and the public.
The event will start off with a Business Conference & Networking portion, followed by the Gamified Expo, an event open to the public to check out the best of the region's digital creative content offerings. Similar to previous iterations, we'll get to see the usual Industry Conference, Business Connect Program, SEA Game Jam, workshops and more. There will also be the LEVEL UP KL Indie Pitch for game developers and Elevator Pitch for animation studios to pitch their projects to international investors and broadcasters.
A new addition to the event this year will be the Blockchain Bootcamp where attendees can attend to learn about the latest tech in the blockchain games ecosystem and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens).
Here are some of the speakers who will be present at MYDCF 2021:
- Shuhei Yoshida, Head of PlayStation Indies; along with John Eternal, Global Account Director with PlayStation
- Chris Charia from Microsoft Xbox
- Kamon Yoshimura, Head of Developer and Publisher Relations for Southeast Asia at Nintendo
- Christopher Bremble, Founder and CEO of Base Media
- Leslie Lee, VP Kids Asia Pacific, WarnerMedia
- Sujit Chatterjii, Head Of Character Animation at Base FX
If you're keen on attending or being part of MYDCF 2021, head over to the official MDEC website to sign up. MDEC also announced the launch of the SEA Game Industry Research 2021 report. If you'd like some insight on the growth of SEA studios, the potential of growth and expansion in the region, and the state of the ecosystem, it will be available here on 22 September.