About the Film Festival

We present to you Neo-South Independent Film Festival (Neo-South) formerly known as Neo-Joho Independent Film Festival. We have expanded to a bigger empire and we are conquering the South of Malaysia.

Neo-South Independent Film Festival (Neo-South) is an international film festival to showcase innovative independent film makers and artists from around the world.

The 2nd year of the festival will be on 16 October 2021 and 17 October 2021, Neo-South Independent Film Festival (Neo-South) welcomes the best independent filmmakers from around the world!

We want to showcase stories of niche genres, styles, and from different countries!

We are looking for stories that capture the imagination, talent, and diversity of independent filmmakers, which will leave audiences in awe.

A panel of international judges will be selecting the best films, to create a unique and exciting program for two nights of screening. Filmmakers will get a chance to win and have their films screened.

Neo-South Independent Film Festival (Neo-South) is organized by Rogue & Rebel Studio, a local indie production company run by a collective of independent filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals.

Mission

Our mission is to create a collective of films that support independent filmmakers in a very competitive and often unfair industry. We aim to provide an ecosystem for emerging talents and independent filmmakers, to inspire, motivate and award new talents based entirely on their skill set and passion.

FESTIVAL HISTORICAL JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
2016
The initial idea was to create union for the film industry and failed but Industri Filem Johor FB group was initiated
2016
The Founder is offered continuing studies in business management in Kerkrade, Netherlands
2017
The first independent feature film project is initiated under the Industri Filem Johor group and Rogue & Rebel Project start
2017
Founder start his study in business administration and his research is developing new film ecosystem in Malaysia under Rogue & Rebel Project
2017
Milestone of Rogue & Rebel Project condirmed and fundraising start
2018
First milestone - Production of first indie feature achieved
2018
Second milestone initiated and fundsraising start
2019
Second Milestone - Rogue Film Business for Rebel Filmmakers achieved
2019
Third milestone initiated and fundraising start
2019
Third Milestone - Independent Grassroot Initiatives achieved
2020
Fourth milestone initiated and fundraising start
2020
Fourth milestone - Apprenticeship & Academy Programme postponed due to MCO and brought forward to 2021
2020
Fifth milestone initiated and fundraising start
2020
Fifth milestone - Neo-South Independent Film Festival achieved.
2021
The new ccosystem build and running. The process completed and the team of partners and collaborator growing.
2021
First indie feature under first milestone completed and running on international film festival circuits
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Festival Team

The core of making this project happen is the hope and purpose in making a independent filmmaking ecosystem with a solid form and functioning network of creative and skills individual that are serious in making film

Lizamurni Lokman

CEO / Founder / Festival Producer

Azuan muda

Sponsor Director

Danish Muqri

Festival Director

Azmi Ali

Media Director