Celebrating a Night of Stars with the Galaxy S22 Series

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Samsung Malaysia Electronics launched a search for ‘Born of the Galaxy Stars’ with Galaxy S22 Series endorsed by the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) to turn dreams into reality for future filmmakers.

Left to right: Galaxy Stars Directors: Jawagar (of Graph Studio) and Taufiq (of Seni Lab Studio), Steve Chan (Product Marketing Manager, Mobile Experience (MX) Product Marketing of Samsung Malaysia), Joanne Goh (Chairperson of MIFFest), Renee Wong (Head of PR & CSR of Samsung Malaysia), as well as Galaxy Stars Directors: Ismail (of Plus) and Laura (of Passion Plus)


Kuala Lumpur, 28 March 2022 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics today commemorated the launch of the new Galaxy S22 series with an event and short film competition named Born of the Galaxy Stars. This competition was endorsed by the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and sought 22 aspiring filmmakers of all backgrounds to produce their films with the Galaxy S22 Series.


With the library of camera features available on the Galaxy S22 Series, the competition empowered new and aspiring directors to break the barriers of traditional filmmaking – by redefining the filmmaking experience and packaging all of that into one ultimate smartphone series.



Nightography Film Teasers was the event-highlight to showcase the work of four homegrown directors who produced four shorts that were filmed entirely on the Galaxy S22 Series. The amazing short films presented themes of Fashion, Fitness, Romance, and Music to celebrate the craft and drive inspiration for hopeful filmmakers via an extensive Q&A session that followed after.



Left to right: Galaxy Stars Directors: Jawagar (of Graph Studio) and Taufiq (of Seni Lab Studio), Ismail (of Plus) and Laura (of Passion Plus)


Joanne Goh (Chairperson of MIFFest)


The Galaxy Series made its name for challenging boundaries through leading mobile innovation and the Galaxy S22 Series upheld this promise with its extremely dynamic cameras, AI-backed processing, and vibrant displays to transcend the standard mobile-experience. Guests at the event were also treated to a hands-on session where they were not only able to test the smartphone but be among the first to feel the complete Galaxy S22 Series experience in the Nightography Room, where a theatre hall was transformed into an immersive multi-purpose experiential room.




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Born of the Galaxy Stars 

As extension to their commitment, aspiring filmmakers may participate in the Born of the Galaxy Stars[1] film competition by submitting a short script in-line with the theme Borderless with Nightography by 17 April 2022.


Samsung Malaysia Electronics and Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) will then select 22 teams who will be presented with the Galaxy S22 Series to shoot and produce their short film. The final production will then be in the running to win an award in July 2022 at the Malaysian International Film Festival (MIFFest) opening ceremony.


In addition, 1 grand prize winner will be selected from the Top 3 and this winner will receive a recognition award, RM8,000 cash, a trophy, and Samsung products. The winner will also have a chance to expand their network to industry leaders in Malaysia during the 5th MIFFest Opening Ceremony.


To find out more about Born of Galaxy Stars Short Film Competition, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/my/offer/mobile/born-of-the-galaxy-stars/


To submit your entries for Samsung’s Born of Galaxy Stars Short Film Competition, please visit: https://www.mgga.com.my/born-of-the-galaxy-stars-shortfilm2022/


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The Galaxy S22 Series 

The all-new Galaxy S22 Series is equipped with powerful 4nm processing, plus a slew of camera features to explore, enabling aspiring filmmakers to pursue their dreams from the palm of their hands. The flagship is truly a great companion for anyone who possesses a spontaneous rush of creativity whenever inspiration strikes. With the S Pen that comes with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, you can easily scribble down any fantastic ideas even without the need to open the Samsung Notes app, and while the display is off and locked, saving you valuable time.


The Samsung Galaxy S22 Series offers you a dynamic camera experience with advanced intelligent image processing to capture the moments fondest to you. With its versatile camera setup and amazing capability to snap photos and shoot videos – even more so in nighttime, you’ll be able to tell your stories in a compelling way while shooting in low light. What’s more, you can film like a pro with its expert RAW app that makes it possible to have granular control over your photos – offering you various expert modes like ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and more to get that perfect shot. It supports up to four cameras and gives you access to take multi-frame-based 16-bit RAW images.




[1] Terms and conditions apply. Open to all Malaysian residents; aged 18 and above as stated on their IC/passport (as of 21 April 2022). Samsung Galaxy users only.

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