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PRISM UBD Film Festival 2nd Edition


On Monday, 23 April 2019, the PRISM UBD Film Festival 2nd Edition was held at UBD.

PRISM UBD Film Festival 2nd Edition is a platform that showcases creative works from undergraduate students majoring in Design and Creative Industries and English Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Dr Yong Liu from Design and Creative Industries and Ms Mayyer Ling from English Studies co-hosted the festival this year.

Creative works include documentaries, fiction, experimental short films, public service announcements and music videos are all showcased at the PRISM platform.

The welcoming remarks were delivered via a pre-recorded video by Abdul Zainidi, Brunei Darussalam's very own film maker who is currently in Paris, producing his next short film Worm and The Widow.

Abdul Zainidi delivering his welcoming remarks

This year there were 16 shortlisted entries:


These entries were students enrolled in the following modules:


The guest jury for the 2nd Edition of PRISM UBD Film Festival included Siti Kamaluddion from Origin Artistic Management, Nurain Abdullah and Harliff Hj Mohammad from Regalblue Production, Amy Cheong from Relentless Entertainment, Hanifi Juffri, and Sabiqun Said from Infinite World Company.

The winners for PRISM UBD Film Festival 2nd Edition were Hear Me Out (Documentary and Experimental Short Film), Vagaries of Loss (Animated Short Film Category), and Paper Heist (Fictional Short Film Category). The guest judges were impressed by the critical themes chosen, high calibre cinematography, and the skillful edits demonstrated in the works showcased during the festival.

Hear Me Out

Vagaries of Loss

Paper Heist

A live poll was opened for the People's Choice category and was won by Daily Lives of Uni Boys.

poll results

Daily Lives of Uni Boys

Winners all received movie tickets to watch Avengers: Endgame later in the week.

Students are encouraged to use the PRISM platform to amplify their voice, change perceptions on stereotypes and tell the the story of the silenced. The creative industry is booming, and the programmes offered at UBD are equipped with outlets that facilitate communication between students and their target audiences.