This Malaysian tourism video won best camerawork at the 21st World Media Festival in Hamburg

A two-and-a-half minute film produced by Tourism Malaysia, SHARP and Chilli Pepper Films won the Special Award for Best Camerawork at the 21st WorldMediaFestivals, under the Tourism & Travel Media Awards category.The WorldMediaFestivals is based in Hamburg, Germany and has been honouring creativity in media worldwide for the past 21 years, including audiovisual, print and online production.

The 2021 Hall of Fame is divided into two main categories: the Television & Corporate Media Awards and the Tourism & Travel Media Awards. Due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, winners were announced virtually via WorldMediaFestivals’ official website.

The Malaysian tourism film titled, ‘AMAZING’, won the Special Award “MAGIC EYE” for Best Camerawork thanks to the direction of the globally-acclaimed commercial and film director, Mark Toia, and the production of Chilli Pepper Films. ‘AMAZING’ captures the true essence of the multi-colour, multi-cultural, and multi-racial Malaysia, alongside the many attractions across the country.

“This recognition would not be possible without the effort and assistance of everyone involved,” said Director General of Tourism Malaysia, Zulkifly Md Said. “To the production team, congratulations on this well-deserved achievement.”

According to a statement released by Tourism Malaysia, the initial production was a creative collaboration between Tourism Malaysia and SHARP called, ‘Truly Aquos 8K, Truly Asia Malaysia’, where the production team was the first to shoot an 8K video in Malaysia.

“We look forward to having further collaborations with SHARP, hopefully in the nearest future. There are still so many attractions in Malaysia to be highlighted through the lens of SHARP, especially our off-the-beaten-track destinations, our rich flora and fauna, and our blessed natural resources,” Zulkifly added.

The creative production also secured a place among four other winners under the Advertising category for the 2021 Tourism & Travel Media intermedia-globe Gold Award. ‘AMAZING’ shares the recognition with four other themed videos from Thailand, Japan, and Austria. For the full list of winners, visit WorldMediaFestivals’ 2021 Hall of Fame.

In 2020, the same video won undre the Tourism Board category at the Asia Destination Film Awards 2020 in Bangkok.


Production Company: Cili Pepper( PJ)

Director : Mark Toia (Brisbane)

Research / Concept : Nan Salleh/Cili Pepper (PJ)

Editor : Mark Toia( Brisbane)

Sound Designer : Budi( Jakarta)

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