Kancil Creative Festival returns November 24th, celebrating home-grown creative talents

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Kancil Creative Festival returns November 24th, celebrating home-grown creative talents

The Kancil Creative Festival Conference 2023 is returning as one day symposium-style event,  held at EX8, Subang Jaya on November 24th, from 9.30am to 6.00pm, with the theme “Make It For Malaysia.”


Organized by The Association of Accredited Advertising Agents of Malaysia (4As), the event is comprised of 15 separate sessions including talks by local and international creatives, hands-on workshops, panels discussing trends, screenings, and exhibitions showcasing some of the best creative work of the past year.

Co-chairperson of the Kancils Creative Council Adam Miranda (pictured left), Co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Fishermen Integrated, said: “The Kancils has always been as significant as a Festive occasion for us advertising folks. So rightfully, and officially, it has become a Festival of Creativity. The talks, workshops, and award show are here to inspire us to truly make it in, and for Malaysia. While the Kancils is a great platform to network and exchange ideas, it’s also a reunion of friends who love this industry. We want to see our brand of Malaysian creativity celebrated beautifully. And that’s what makes this Festival special.”

Some of the highlights in the festival sessions include “Storytelling Made for Malaysia” by Jared Lee, CEO & Founder Grim Film; “AI-Deating a Better Creative Industry” by Ohm Dissara Udomdej, Founder & CEO Yell Advertising Bangkok; “Brand Activism” by Thomas Hong-tack Kim, Chief Creative Office Paulus and International Board Director, The One Club; and “Building Brands Made in Malaysia and the World” by Bryan Loo, Founder & CEO Loob Holdings.

The penultimate session of the Festival Conference will be a panel on diversity, “Make It Inclusive for Malaysia” moderated by Yasmin Yusuff, radio DJ, featuring Zeen Chang, Co-Founder of Kwai Chai Hong, Sarina Sundara Rajah, Rhythmic Gymnastics Gold Medallist at the Commonwealth Games and Sea Games and Founding President of Safe Sport Malaysia, and Tiara Jacquelina, Founder of Enfiniti Creative Universe.

Anticipating his Festival Conference panel “Jury Presidents’ Fireside Chat”, Kancils Jury Chairperson, Graham Drew, Chief Creative Officer of Grey Malaysia & Singapore, said: “We creatives are equal parts excited and intimidated by the possibilities of AI. Right now, the jury might be out, but this Kancil jury won’t be looking for faster. cheaper ways of how technology can replace human creativity. Rather, we want to see how AI enables us to creatively explore humanity, to show what Malaysians are made of, that simply weren’t possible before.”

Speaking about this year’s festival theme “Make It For Malaysia”, Co-chairperson of the Kancils Creative Council Emir Shafri (pictured right), Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe Malaysia said: “One sometimes feels that the advertising grass seems greener on the other side. But history has shown countless made-on-Malaysian-grass talents making it on the world stage with campaigns bought by brass-balled Malaysian clients. All Malaysians who probably sparked that flame with a first win at the Kancils. As Malaysia’s top creative awards and festival, we felt it was our duty to keep that burning belief that we can make it in Malaysia by embracing the very best of our identity and talents, alive and kicking.”

The event will be capped by the presentation of the Kancil Awards, Malaysia’s longest running and most prestigious advertising awards competition.

Further details about the event can be found at https://www.kancilawards.com