GEORGE TOWN: Han Chiang College’s broadcasting students will be organising a special screening event to showcase their final year project at the Penang Performing Arts Centre (PenangPAC) on July 14.
The screening, titled ‘It’s Not A Wrap’, will feature a total of 10 short films which cover several genres such as horror, thriller, family love and romance.
YB Jeff Ooi, who is MP for Jelutong as well as one of the screening’s main sponsors, praised the students for their efforts invested in their graduation work.
“This screening is very meaningful as students are given the opportunity to exhibit their works not only to lecturers, but also to the people of Penang at the Penang PAC; an excellent location that’s rich in arts and culture.
“As for the theme, ‘It’s Not A Wrap’ ties in well as the screening signals the beginning of a new journey for these students.
“Although their college education is coming to an end, it will also be the start of their lives in the real world,” Ooi said during a press conference on Sunday.
He also challenged the students to step up a notch by encouraging them to submit their short films to the Microfilm Fest to help kick-start their broadcasting careers.
The organising committee was taken by surprise when Ooi announced that he would sponsor a prize for the best film.
Organiser Ng Jazkee said they did not plan on giving out any prizes initially as budget was tight, and that news of the sponsored prizes which include a range of camera equipment, would help the students to continue produce more short films.
Lecturer adviser Lee Kean Wei said that he had seen the students’ hard work and creativity in the short films produced.
“Throughout their final year project, they have shown so much potential, resulting in some of the most original and heartfelt movies I’ve ever seen. I’m sure that the general public will also be surprised to discover that these are done by amateurs,” Lee said.