KOTA KINABALU: Winners of this year’s Sabah Screen Fest (SSF) will have their digital films screened at next year’s Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (KKIFF).
This is a collaboration formed between the Resource Development and Information Technology Ministry and the KKIFF organiser.
The decision was made after a meeting between the Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat and the Festival Director Jude Day who paid a courtesy visit to his office in Wisma Bandaraya here recently, to discuss this year’s KKIFF scheduled to take place in June.
Believing the KKIFF is a good platform for promoting and exposing especially those young talents of SSF at the international level, Siringan hoped that the screening of their works would encourage them to go further into filming.
Previously known as the Sabah Education Digital Film Festival, the Sabah Screen Fest is a digital film festival and competition open to two categories namely, Schools (secondary and primary schools in Malaysia); and Open (any Malaysian amateur film enthusiasts who originates from Sabah).
It is a collaboration program between the Ministry of Resource Development and IT (Sabah), Educational Technology Division (Sabah) and Sabah Education Department.
The Sabah Education Digital Film Festival was previously open to secondary and primary schools, only.
The Ministry is sponsoring RM8000 for the best pitch for a Sabahan project award, under the Sabah Pitching Training and Award segment of the KKIFF 2015. The awards night is scheduled to be held on June 7.
The other awards would be under the Filmmakers’ Competition segment which provides three categories namely, short film – documentary, narrative and indigenous language, which are opened to filmmakers from the Asean region, as well as the Sabah Cultural Board Mentors’ Awards, under the Sabah Film Academy.
Also present during the courtesy call was the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Datuk Bruno Vun. –Sayangsabah