Graduating students to showcase their films

Hakim Hayat

The first batch of students from Mahakarya Institute of Arts Asia (MIAA), graduating in March, is set to showcase their films this year.

MIAA will also soon offer a new introductory course, the Certificate in Screen and Media, endorsed by the Ministry of Education (MoE).

It is a streamlined nine-month training package designed for beginner filmmakers and will allow for progression into the existing Diploma in Screen and Media programme offered by MIAA or potential jobs in Brunei’s rapidly growing film industry, according to representatives from the institute.

The institute is hosting an open day, which began yesterday and continue to January 31, at the institute in Plaza Athirah with enrolment open for the March intake.

The event held various screen and media-based activities where students and parents will be able to experience first-hand what the courses have to offer.

The students also organised a Scene 2 Seen: An Immersive Cinema Experience, leading the audience through a film set. The students applied concept development, production design, sound design, visual effect and directing performers through interactive experience.

Other activities at the open day include stunts and wire work experience featuring action flicks.

MIAA also announced its Bangsawan Awards, a short film competition open to high school students. The winning short film will receive a two-year scholarship to pursue Diploma in Screen and Media at MIAA.

Visitors are able to experience stunt work featured in action flicks. PHOTO: HAKIM HAYAT