Canadian short films highlight diversity

Aziz Idris

The Brunei Film Blitz 2020 screened seven Canadian short films to highlight the importance of diversity in Canadian society.

The films – Urban. Indigenous. Proud: Full Circle, Lake, Highway to Heaven, #6261, No Other Place, In Canada and The Sweater – share the common theme of Canadian roots, culture and multiculturalism.

High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei Darussalam Jeanette Stovel touched on the importance of diversity in Canadian society.

Festival Director Siti Kamaluddin said, “Short film narratives are fundamentally different than feature length stories. It is important to include a collection of shorts into the international screenings section to provide cinema-goers the opportunity to experience this specialised type of filmmaking”.

A major focus of the festival is film education.

Throughout the Brunei Film Blitz, a range of content creation workshops will be held from today until December 18, in partnership with Mahakarya Institute of the Arts Asia, and with support from Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and DARe (Darussalam Enterprise).

The workshops will facilitate design thinking (from concept to exhibition) and are specific to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei Darussalam Jeanette Stovel with Festival Director Siti Kamaluddin. PHOTO: ORIGIN