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Nurturing Future Filmmakers

Minister of Resource Development and Information Technology Datuk Siringan Gubat (centre) taking a group photo with 60 participants of the Holiday Film Camp programme. - SayangSabah
Minister of Resource Development and Information Technology Datuk Siringan Gubat (centre) taking a group photo with 60 participants of the Holiday Film Camp programme. – SayangSabah

KOTA KINABALU – Boot camp or programme during school holidays has become a trend among students.

This is where they join school holiday programmes instead of going for a trip or holiday with their families.

The Holiday Film Camp programme was initiated by the Ministry of Resource Development and Information Technology (MORDIT) in collaboration with the Kota Kinabalu FilmCamp Group.

According to Datuk Siringan Gubat the minister of MORDIT the three days event focused on developing and creating new talents among youths.

“I believe that this holiday camp will create an avenue for the students to hone their creative side beside learning a new sets of skills,” he said at the closing ceremony of the Holiday Film Camp at Wisma Bandaraya, here today.

The User Guide - Speakers for the three days Holiday Film Camp programme. From left to right - Yap Ben-Ji and Jonathan Poon. -SayangSabah
The User Guide – Speakers for the three days Holiday Film Camp programme. From left to right – Yap Ben-Ji and Jonathan Poon. -SayangSabah

He also said that with this kind of activities it will give the students an exposure on the film industry and will eventually create future filmmakers, script writers or even actors.

For eight-year-old Joanna Baklin the Holiday Film Camp give her an opportunity to learn new skills that will not be available in her school.

“I find it very interesting. I never knew that I can learn a lot of things such how to edit video; handing the camera and we also learn acting which is fun,” she said.

Meanwhile, one of the speakers of the programme; the User Guide said that they are inspired by the passion shows from the students.

“I personally feel inspired by them. The students are so passionate and they have so much potential in terms of creativity,” said Yap Ben-Ji to SayangSabah.

He said that if any of the students wanted to pursue in the film industry they should strongly consider it.

“It takes time to develop but I believe if you have the drive and passion they can move to the next level, he said. – By Fizah Yusof/SayangSabah

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