Digital Content Grant (DCG PRISMA)

DCG PRISMA is a grant executable within 3-6 months. It is aimed at the local creative content players to produce new and exciting intellectual properties (IP) as well as aiding digital marketing initiatives and distribution of IP.

OBJECTIVE

To support and encourage the creation of new digital creative content that can be accepted, marketed and showcased globally

To provide opportunity and platform for digital creative content creators in developing and creating digital creative content

To support digital creative content creators in digital marketing and promoting existing digital creative content

PROJECT TYPE

  • DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION
  • IP Exploitation & Digital Marketing 

 

New/Existing Intellectual Property

ANIMATION

RM 50K to deliver Complete Animated Short Film / Pilot Episode / PSA / Sizzle Trailer within 6 months

Interactive media /digital games

RM 50K to deliver Complete Interactive Media or Digital Games (Demo, Downloadable Content within 6 months

digital COMIC

RM 15K to deliver Complete Digital or Motion Comic (Min 44 pages / 264 digital comic strips) within 3 months

 

Existing Intellectual Property

Animation • Interactive Media / Digital Games • Digital Comic

RM 50K to deliver marketing plan execution/ materials within 6 months

Sample of activities under IP Exploitation /Digital Marketing:

  • Development of crowd funding materials
  • Development of IP extensions such as  animation, trailer, apps games, comic, artbook, soundtrack or songs developed as marketing tools 
  • IP registration in Malaysia and outside Malaysia – trademark and copyright
  • Media buy cost – airtime, print advertisements, digital, social media, streamers, influencers 
  • Development of style guide

 

WHO CAN APPLY

COMPANIES

  • Incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act 1965 or Companies Act 2016;
  • More than 50% equity owned by Malaysians
  • Not subject to winding up order
  • Team member(s) has more than 1-year experience and proven portfolio on digital creative content creation

BUSINESSES

  • Enterprise/Sole Proprietorships/Partnership:
  • Registered under the Registration of Business Act 1956
  • A minimum of 50% owned by Malaysian(s)
  • Team member(s) has more than 1-year experience and proven portfolio on digital creative content creation

LLP

  • Limited Liability Partnerships:
  • Registered under Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012
  • A minimum of 50% owned by Malaysians
  • Team member(s) has more than 1-year experience and proven portfolio on digital creative content creation 

  • Not a broadcasters, TV Networks, OTT Platforms or Media Companies;
  • At least one of the team member(s) who is involved in the project has more than 1-year experience and proven portfolio on digital creative content creation;
  • If previously has received any grant from MDEC and/or any other ministries or agencies under the Government of Malaysia, the funded project(s) must have been successfully completed as duly acknowledged and certified by the provider of such grant.

TIMELINE

March - 30 April 2021
April - May 2021
May 2021
June/July 2021
September 2021
December 2021

CLOSING DATE

BATCH 1

15 APRIL 2021 (6.00 p.m)

BATCH 2

30 APRIL 2021 (6.00 p.m)

BATCH 3

25 MAY 2021 (6.00 p.m)

DISBURSEMENT & DELIVERABLES

  • DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION
  • IP Exploitation & Digital Marketing 

Development Stage

50% of the approved amount

  • Project Design Documention including but not limited to:

-Storyline and draft script or  Design  Document and ;

-Background Design or Concept Design; and

-Characters (Design, Profile, Relationship) or  Concept Art Assets.

  • Statement of Expenses supported with proof of payment

Production & Final Stage

50% of the approved amount

  • A completed

    -Animated Short Film or Pilot Episode or Sizzle Trailer or PSA (content for Public Service Announcement); or/and
    -Complete Digital Games/Interactive Media (Demo or Prototype); or/and
    -Complete Digital Comic/Motion Comic (Min 44 pages or 264 digital comic strips)

  • Project Final Report
  • Statement of Expenses supported with proof of payment

Planning Stage

50% of the approved amount

  • The 6 months IP exploitation and marketing plan.

Execution Stage

50% of the approved amount

  • Documentation of content of IP Exploitation and Marketing activities;

  • The Project Report consists of IP exploitation and marketing activities; and

  • Statement of Expenses supported with proof of payment.

ALLOWABLE COST

Eligible Expenses

  • Manpower
  • Hardware and Software
  • Outsourcing Cost
  • IP Exploitation/Digital Marketing : All costs incurred related to IP Exploitation/Digital Marketing activities

 

Non-eligible Expenses

  • Any form of taxes
  • Company’s operating expenditures ie; utilities (phone bills, electricity), printing, office rental,
    stationaries, secretarial, audit fees are non-claimable
  • Travelling expenses which includes mileage, food and beverage and accommodation
  • Expenditures non related to the project, marketing and promotion costs (except for IP
    Exploitation/Digital Marketing)