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BEFF Program Director, Melissa Leong (centre) with Unicef Representative to Malaysia, Marianne Clark-Hattigh (second left), BEFF Board Director, Dinoza Mahruf (left) after the press conference on the Borneo Eco Film Festival and Unicef-Malaysia Partnership at Hilton Hotel in Kota Kinabalu. SNT Pix/Mohd Adam Arinin

KOTA KINABALU: The Borneo Eco Film Festival (BEFF) is calling for submissions for their annual short-fllm competition ‘Boleh Bah Filem Kita!’ (BBFK), said BEFF’s Board President Dinoza Mahruf.

“This year, the competition is open only to upper secondary school students (Forms four to six) as well as tertiary level students.

“The contest is aptly named ‘My 60-Second Story’, whereby students are asked to prepare an original one minute films on the following themes.

“There are four themes which is Ocean-In awe of the sea, Plastics-Reducing our plastic waste, Food-Say no to food waste and Children-Today’s Voice, Tomorrow’s Leaders,” he said in a press conference here, today.

He said each year, they try to create a platform to encourage our budding urban filmmakers to share their stories through creative visual means.

“This time, we are focusing on secondary school as well as college and university students.

“We want to see stories of sustainability through their perspective.

“With the use of smartphones and social media platforms to create short films, filmmaking has never been this easy. We encourage those interested to use this ‘click, shoot and play’ technology in telling their stories and to be as creative as possible,” he added.

He said every year, BBFK’s short film themes touched on environmental issues and this year, the organisers have added a theme on ’Children’ in a nod to their partnership with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNlCEF) Malaysia.

“We would love to receive entries on empowering children as future leaders in sustainability and how they play a pivotal role in shaping our future.

“Winners will receive a cash prize of RM3,000, RM2,000 and RM1,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively and their short films will be screened at the BEFF, which takes place from the 2nd to the 4th of November at Suria Sabah.

“Closing date for submission is 25th October 2018. Short films must be uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #BBFK18 or submitted via email at [email protected],” he said. -SabahNewsToday


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