Han Chiang College (HCC) broadcasting students have done it once again!
Following last year’s success at clinching Flicks Fiesta’s Best Editing Award with their film Akar Pula, this year’s group of HCC students walked away with the same award with their short film The Hidden.
Group members Tham Shu Min, Loh Carol, Teoh Jia Wei, Ng Jia Hung, Dharshene Suria and Wong Xue Ying produced the short film in their second year of Diploma in Mass Communication.
The Hidden is inspired by the way people put on different masks to fit into society as it explores the true reason that lies underneath those masks.
Congratulating the students on their win, lecturer Ooi Li Fang said the students first submitted the film for their assignment and made huge improvements before submitting for the film festival.
“They got great advice from their supervisors during their internship and even learned some new skills like colour grading, which they introduced into their film,” Ooi said adding that students always become more mature and skilled in post production when they return from internships.
She said the production is unusual and veers away from mainstream films, allowing viewers to think and figure out what the story is trying to convey.
Flicks Fiesta is a student-organised film festival and aims to provide a platform for young filmmakers to showcase their independent productions in Penang.