Creative Industry Development Fund (CIDF-SKMM)






The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC/SKMM) has approved the establishment of Creative Industry Development Fund (CIDF-SKMM) with the budget of RM100 million for the next three years to fulfill the following intents:


a. To develop Malaysia as major global centre and hub for multimedia information and content services;
b. To develop creative digital multimedia content as a new source for growth for Malaysia in achieving the high income economy status;
c. To populate the deployed networks with quality, value-based and meaningful content in the achievement of national agenda;
d. To assist the development of television (TV) content since there is no specific body responsible for the development of TV content; and
e. In cognizance with the introduction of Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) and the increase in broadband penetration.




The CIDF-SKMM aims to facilitate and encourage Malaysians’ involvement in the creation, production and distribution of highly creative, original and marketable multimedia content for domestic and international markets.


Focus Areas


The CIDF-SKMM will focus on the development of TV Content, Mobile Content and Internet Content. The types of content are:

i. Documentary
ii. Animation
iii. Original Programming Format
iv. Interactive Children Programming
v. Nation Building Programming (1 Malaysia)
vi. New Media



The following criteria may be considered in determining the eligibility of the applicant for the grant:

i. Applicant must be a Malaysian small and medium sized company status as defined by SME Corp with at least 51% local shareholding;
ii. Applicants receive content development fund from other government agencies not more than 2 times;
iii. Applicants are not blacklisted or have records of failure in their past project
implementation upon receiving similar grants from other government agencies;
iv. Government agencies, academic institution, non-government association, enterprise, partnership and individual are not eligible to apply;
v. Applicant’s proposal is in line with objectives and focus areas of the CIDF- SKMM; and
vi. The Intellectual Property rights shall be owned by the content developers (grant recipients) and the content has to be new and original
v. All inquiries and communications about CIDF-SKMM should be directed to:


Content and Applications Development Department
Content Development & Growth Areas Division
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
Off Persiaran Multimedia, 63000 Cyberjaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: +60 3 8688 8000 Fax: +60 3 8688 1006
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