JOHOR BARU: Johor has beautiful islands off South China Sea, with white sandy beaches, million years old rain forest, mangroves and heritage buildings which make perfect settings for film productions.
On that note, state Women Development and Tourism Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung hoped local and international film producers would consider Johor as one of their locations for shooting films.
“We have state-of-the-art Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios for post-production and the state government fully supports film production companies planning to come to Johor,’’ she said in her speech during the opening of the 19th European Union Film Festival here.
Liow also commended efforts to bring the international film screening to Johor, outside the Klang Valley, adding that the move would give people in other states an opportunity to enjoy good films.
She said the screening of 21 critically acclaimed movies from 17 European countries would enable local film-goers to enjoy and experience foreign cultures and lifestyles through the silver screen.
The 19th European Union Film Festival started screening on Oct 18 and is on until Dec 12 in five major cities in the country, namely Georgetown, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
Among the films shown are The Young Karl Marx (France), Greetings From Fukushima (Japan), Man and A Baby (Finland), Friends by Chance (Italy) and Halal for Beginners (United States).-thestar online.