George Town, 23 August 2018 - KDU Penang University College’s Flicks Fiesta is back, this time with the theme ‘Celebrating Talents, Celebrating Lives’. The film competition organised by KDU Penang’s Year 2 Public Relations and Communication students is being held for the fourth year.
It is aimed at providing a platform for budding filmmakers to showcase their innovative talents. Flicks Fiesta 2018 project director Jessie Tan said they hoped to spark interest among young creative individuals in filmmaking and photography.
“The theme is set to encourage participants to produce and submit productions that are able to raise awareness, change perceptions and encourage appreciation towards society.
“This year again, we have the Life Impact Award which is in memory of Yasmin Ahmad to be won by exceptional submissions that include the theme of the event and leave a lasting impact to the audience. The winner for the category will be awarded a gold coin worth RM2,000 sponsored by Morphy, RM2,000 cash prize, trophy and certificate,” said Jessie at the press conference of the competition recently.
On top of that, she added that there would be 11 awards categorised under two groups — photography and videography — with prizes up to RM12,000 and the winner of each category would receive a cash prize, trophy and certificate. Jessie said they had so far received 53 video and 37 photo entries from locals and Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Thailand.
“Last year, we received a total of 100 participants and we are expecting more this year before the deadline which is on Aug 24,” she said.
KDU Penang University College deputy vice-chancellor Assoc Prof Dr Brian Charles Imrie said that the competition is presented in an entertaining format for public viewing.
“Each of the videos are only 20 minutes long which is digestable, short, impactful and potentially life-changing,” said Dr Imrie.
Penang Youth Development Corporation chief executive Teng Kok Liang said the organisation is collaborating with KDU Penang for the event to help encourage and nurture youths “to move not only in the digital world but also get involved with the life around them”. Thus, videography and photography are good ways to allow them to express themselves,” added Teng.
The competition is open to locals and international participants and submission is free. Winners will be announced at Flicks Fiesta 2018 Awards Night on Oct 20 at KDU Penang University College’s main auditorium.
For more details, visit http://flickfiesta.wixsite.com/ff2018 or https://www.facebook.com/flickfiesta/. Alternatively, call Angelica Anthony at 011-2419 2993.