UUM ONLINE: 11 April - The Asian Youth Indie Film Festival (AYIFF) which entered its third year has continued to capture the interests of local and foreign Indie artists.
UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak remarked that, encouraging responses were distinctly evinced with the growing number of entries since it was introduced in 2015. This time around, AYIFF received 70 shortlisted entries vying for the various award categories.
"AYIFF has established itself as the platform for Indie artists and students to showcase their talents through films and animations.
"The recognition afforded to the participants will indirectly help to unearth and hone the talents of young and upcoming artists and this will further entice them to produce high-quality creative works as we embrace the advancement in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0)," said Prof. Dato’ Seri in his speech during the AYIFF'18 Gala Night at the Mu'adzam Shah Hall, yesterday.
UUM Pro-Chancellor, Her Highness Yang Teramat Mulia Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah has graciously consented to present the awards to the winners of the Best of the Best and Young Generation Icon for the Actor and Director categories.
Seven categories were contested in AYIFF 2018 i.e. the Best Narrative Film, Best Documentary, Best Music Video, Best Animation, Best Public Service Announcement, the Promising Young Minds category, as well as the most coveted honour- the Best of The Best award.
More than 5,000 enthusiasts and supporters swarmed the Mu'adzam Shah Hall to witness the momentous event and celebrate the winners. The audience were entertained by prominent artists including Jaclyn Victor, Dato’ Ramli Sarip, Akma, Zahid, Dato’ AC Mizal, Dato’ Eizlan Yusof, Pekin Ibrahim and many more.
Also present at the Gala Night were, UUM Pro-Chancellor, Dato’ Seri Amar DiRaja Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Osman Aroff and Dato’ Ahmad Zaini Japar.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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