Last Updated: 28 October 2015 [download this article]
26 OCTOBER 2015, MONDAY | 13 MUHARRAM 1437H
GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS BY UUM STUDENTS IN AYIFF 2015 AND CiiC 2015
The Asian Youth Indie Film Festival 2015 (AYIFF 2015) has ended on 6thOctober 2015 with a glamorous Gala Night Awards. In the Gala Night, awards were presented by famous performers including Fizo Omar, Ahmad Idham, Ghaz Abu Bakar, Zahidah McWilson, and Afiq Muiz. Among the winners of ten awards, UUM could be proud of its two students, Mohd. Syafiq Nordin and Khairul Amar, who have won two of the awards. While Syafiq won Special jury award category, Amar won the animation category. The AYIFF 2015 consists of three-layered judging system. All submissions after filtered for a qualifying round (submissions with incomplete materials were disqualified) were judged at a semi-final round. This shortlisted nominees for the final round, in which they were judged by prominent figures Mr. Ahmad Idham, Hjh. Habsah Hassan, Prof. Dr. Roland B. Tolentino (Philippines), and Mr. Amir Azmi (UiTM - Malaysia). The judges in the final round professionally determined the winners for allBest Narrative Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animation Film, Best Experimental Film, Best Public Services Announcement, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Script/Screenplay, Special Jury Award and Best of The Best categories.
Syafiq, after winning his Indraloka was so excited, expressing “..it is so overwhelming. I feel so excited, I am really into my Indraloka, and I really hope that this inspires me to go further…”. Similarly, Amar who is currently rendering his expertise as an intern in TV Al-Hijrah expressed “…I am happy of course, I know the challenge is too big. The competitors are strong. I just tried my best, and this (the award) is eventually the result. I will ensure that this will not stop here, I am really into creative industry, in fact my intern in TV Al-Hijrah is a good platform for me. This winning will inspire me inshaAllah…”
Besides Syafiq and Amar, UUM is also proud with two other students for winning Best Paper Awards in Creative Industry International Conference 2015 (CIIC 2015), which was held in conjunction with AYIFF 2015. The awards were also presented in the Gala Night. While there were five papers recognized as the best, Mohamad Lutfi Dolhalit, Sobihatun Nur Ab. Salam, and Ariffin Abdul Mutalib (Persuasive Technology: A Systematic Review on the Role of Computers in Awareness Study) and Ahmed Sheikh Abdulllah Al-Aidaroos and Ariffin Abdul Mutalib (Design of the Usability Measurement Tool for Multimodal Mobile Applications) were two of them. They are postgraduate students of SMMTC.
Lutfiexpressed his excitement that “…I enjoyed CIIC 2015 very much. The audience were awesome, the sessions were lively, the papers are interesting. This is a good venue for me to expand my network, not only for the benefits of my PhD study, but also more importantly for my career development in the actual arena. Well, this award is very special for me, thanks to my supervisors for their hardworking”. Ahmed agrees with Lutfi regarding the CIIC 2015, by expressing “…I have been to many conferences, but CIIC 2015 is so special, I am looking forward for next CIIC. This is the first time I receive Best Paper Award, so I feel it very special. I could have not been able to make this without the guidance of my supervisor”.
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