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Shanghai Student Television Festival

In June 2018, two short visual works produced by FASS students enrolled in the 2017/18 2nd semester AC-4308 Communication & Pop Culture module (Lecturer: Ms. Mayyer Ling) won Short-list Awards in the DV Shorts Competition at the 11th Shanghai Student Television Festival (SSTF), which is a sub-programme of the annual Shanghai International Film Festival.

The two Public Service Advertisement (PSA) works titled Gamer Girls and Muslim or Non-Muslim were first screened during the 1st Prism UBD Short Film Festival in late April. They were then submitted to the SSTF in May 2018. The two works were officially selected for the final competition from among 560 submitted student works from all over the world, and they both won a Short-list Award in the category of Best Public Service Advertisement.

The SSTF organiser and jury members of the PSA competition were impressed by UBD students' conceptual creativity and the cultural uniqueness and diversity expressed in their short visual works. Among the total 560 submitted works to the festival, only 90 works made it into the final competition for the various categories: fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, TV feature, PSA, and VR, so only 16.1% of submissions were short-listed into the final competition.

 

Given that UBD students only have limited production facilities and their works have to compete with those produced by students who study in some of the best film schools worldwide and who have access to the ‘state-of-art’ production equipment, these two 'Short-listed Awards' are a very timely and encouraging reward for our talented UBD students.

Finally, warm congratulations to all the students involved with the two award-winning works: Eric Soh, Hilman Omar, Ezzah Haszahrin, and Eddy Muqri (Gamer Girls); Adam Chong Kai Lung, Amin Othman, Ahmad Suufi, and Faiz Taufek (Muslim or Non-Muslim)!