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CYBERJAYA: Universiti Multimedia Malaysia (MMU) won 10 of the 13 accompanying awards in the 11th Malaysian Student Film festival
(FFP11) which was held here last night.

The animated film ‘Simfoni’ produced by the students from MMU was crowned the Special Jury Award for Metamorphosis Innovation while another animated film,

‘White Collar Time,’ also also won the Jury Special Award for Best Character Animation.

Both winners took home a trophy and cash RM1,000 which was handed over by Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (Finas) director-general Kamil Othman and FFP11 director Azhar Ahmad during a dinner and FFP11 Accompanying Award at MMU, here.

“Simfoni” also won the Best Screenplay and Best Musical Score while “White-Collar Time” also won the Beast Script and Best Sound Effect.

During the ceremony, MMU also won Best Special Effect and Best Graphic via the short film, “Perception”, “The Man Who Drowned His Sorrows” (Best Cinematography), “The Running Men” (Best Editing).

The National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy (ASWARA) won Best Costume via the short film “Curi” while Sentral College Penang won the highest votes for the film “Selfie” and highest votes for the animation, “Hijau”.

The FFP11 Award Night would be held at 9pm on Saturday at Dewan Tun Canselor MMU here and entrance is free.

Nine awards including for Best Short Film Category, Best Documentary, Best Music Video, Best Animation, Best Advertisement, Best Experimental Film, Best Director and Overall Best Film would be announced.

A total 10 Best Videos from each category had been picked via a multi-level jury process.

MMU is host this year and had created history by holding the competition online. A total 379 entries were received from 40 higher institutions of learning nationwide.

The annual event organised by Finas is aimed at unearthing new talents among students in the national films field.–BERNAMA

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