| Wani Roslan |
HEAR Me Out under the Documentary and Experimental Short Film category, Loss of Vagaries under the Animated Short Film category and Paper Heist under the Fictional Short Film category were announced winners for PRISM Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s (UBD) Film Festival 2nd Edition.
A fourth film, Daily Lives of Uni Boys won the People’s Choice category.
Judges were impressed by the themes chosen, cinematography, and the skilful editing showcased during the festival.
The winners received movie tickets to watch Avengers: Endgame later in the week.
Sixteen entries were shortlisted with five entries for the Documentary and Experimental Short Film category, six for the Animated Short Film category and five for the Fictional Short Film category.
The juries for the film festival were Siti Kamaluddin from Origin Artistic Management, Nurain Abdullah and Harliff Haji Mohammad from Regalblue Production, Amy Cheong from Relentless Entertainment, and Hanifi Juffri and Sabiqun Said from Infinite World Company.
Students were encouraged to use the PRISM platform to amplify their voice, change perceptions on stereotypes and tell the story of the silenced. The creative industry is booming, and the programmes offered at UBD are equipped with outlets that facilitate the communication between students and their target audiences.
PRISM UBD Short Film Festival is a platform to shortlist works to be submitted to international film festivals. The second edition showcased creative works from undergraduate students majoring in Design and Creative Industries and English Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBD.