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Hassan Muthalib

HASSAN ABD MUTHALIB (b. 1945) is a self-taught artist, designer, animator, film director & writer. He started his career as a Graphics Designer & went on to write & direct public service filmlets, animation shorts, & Malaysia’s first animation feature film. He has won awards for his first live-action filmlet for an Anti-Drug Campaign, Best Visual Effects for a feature film, & a Best Documentary Jury Award for his first documentary. Hassan has also co-written the Malaysian Cinema segment for the book, Being and Becoming: The Cinemas of Asia. He has presented papers on film & animation in local Universities, & overseas. He is a creative writer for the National Theatre & presents critical papers for local and foreign publications, and most frequently for the Internet. He sits on various advisory panels for the education and film industry and is also a frequent jury member for film festivals (including having done a stint at the 1998 Pyongyang International Film Festival). He conducts workshops locally & overseas, & also teaches at some of the top design, animation & film colleges in Malaysia. He is the President of the Animation Society of Malaysia, and is currently compiling material for writing books on Malaysian animation & cinema.

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