MSC Malaysia’s IPCC 2011 closing date, 8th August 2011

By FARHATNAZ ANSARI | 19 July, 2011 - 13:13

MSC Malaysia is organizing Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) 2011 once again and the closing date is 8th August 2011. Participants for IPCC 2011 will get the chance to sell their ideas and express their creativity before a panel of judges who are industry experts during a pitching event from September 21 -22. Some of the judges for this year's IPCC include Jordan Phang from local games company Zombie Gecko, Juhaidah Joemin from Al-Jazeera Children's Channel (AJCC) and local comic artist Chin Sau Lim (a.k.a Slaium of Gempak Magazine).The finalists in each of the categories can then look forward to receiving industry-specific training through a series of intensive workshops, which will provide them with a sturdy foundation to take their ideas to the next level.

The competition has three different categories- Animation, Digital Interactive Comic and Casual Games. This competition is open to both amateurs and professionals from from the creative multimedia industry. MDeC has initiated a series of creative content competition in 2006 and now the competition now has become an annual event that covers 4 types of creative multimedia content.

Through the MSC Malaysia Creative Multimedia Content Initiative, the MSC Malaysia IPCC Series is targeted to unearth and enhance the capability of local talents in terms of the development of new intellectual property (IP) and to help spur the growth of the creative multimedia industry in Malaysia.

The theme for the competition is ‘Malaysiana’ will see RM 1.9 Million in grant for the deserving creative multimedia companies. All Works submitted for the categories must adhere to the theme and incorporate Malaysian stories such as folklore, myth, legends or Malaysian elements such as places, culture, values and history in Malaysia (“Malaysiana”).

To send in your entries:
Log on to, Complete your proposal according to the guideline. Complete the application form & submit your materials.

Talking Animation Xpress Asia Pacific, Datuk Badlisham, CEO of MDeC shared, "The MSC Malaysia IPCC provides a content creation and acceleration platform for local talents, and this year we are looking for 50 great ideas to take to the next level. As a successful platform to identify and develop locally owned intellectual property, MSC Malaysia IPCC is proud to have in place the framework to continue the country's shift to become a regional creative industry hub.

Categories of IPCC:

Animation- All companies or teams of individuals/graduates are invited to pitch their idea, pre-production of their animated characters, information of the story and eventual background.

The top 20 winners will be awarded with RM 50,000 grant each to support the development of their 3-minute sizzle animation including full character bible. Winners of the animation competition will go through a Mentorship Program with selected mentors within 6 months to assist them in producing a 3 minutes sizzle animation. At the end of this program, selected winners will once again pitch their animation project to broadcasters at the Animation Super Pitch.

Casual Games- The focus is on development of Casual Games. All companies or team of individuals/graduates are invited to pitch their fresh, innovative gameplay, art, and/or narrative idea to the assessment panel. Projects output should be commercially ready and published to any one of the following platforms: mobile, tablets, game consoles, PC/MAC or any other online platforms.

The top 10 winners will be awarded with RM 50,000 grant each to support the development of a commercial ready game in 8 months.

Digital Interactive Comic- All companies or team of individuals/graduates is invited to pitch their idea by submitting their pre-production of the storyline, characters and conceptual Digital Interactive Comic.

The top 20 winners will be awarded with RM 20,000 grant each to fully support the development of their 40-page comic illustration and digital interactive comic including completed story (120 pages comic thumbnails) and main character designs. That’s not all; the winners will have the opportunity to publish their artworks into a graphic novel with local comic publisher.

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