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Taylor’s University Film Festival 2022 Live Screening at MBO Cinemas, Atria Shopping Gallery

Taylor’s University Film Festival 2022 recently concluded on 25th February with a live screening at MBO Cinemas, Atria Shopping Gallery. This was the fourth in a series of events, which included two (2) webinars that were open to the general public - "Content Creation with Adobe Premiere Rush & Getting Started with YouTube"; and one (1) face-to-face workshop at Taylor’s Lakeside Campus exclusively for Taylor’s students - "Ideation to Creation: Screenwriting Workshop".

A total of 76 film submissions were received, 54 from Malaysia and 22 from the rest of the world. We received entries from our Southeast Asian neighbors such as Singapore, Indonesia & Philippines as well as from across the rest of Asia - Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, China & Japan. We were also pleasantly surprised by films from Italy, Chile, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, and the USA.

Eight (8) films were selected to be featured during the live screening for ninety-five (95) minutes.

  1. Painting by Numbers [Australia] by Dir: Radheya Jegatheva

  2. Facing the Sea [China] by Dir: Khaleesi

  3. The Forgotten Equal [Malaysia] by Dir: Kay Nathalie Sebastene

  4. Watermelon Please [Malaysia] by Dir: Lim Jia Ying

  5. Again and Again [China] by Dir: Galenus

  6. Sabtu [Malaysia] by Dir: Samuel Lim Zhang Hwei

  7. Tempat LetakKereta [Malaysia] by Dir: Firdaus Balam & Hannan Syed

  8. Learning in the Time of Corona [Malaysia] by Dir: Jasmine Ng Qian Yi

Learning In The Time of Corona was a special feature, as it was produced by the students of the School of Media and Communication during the early days of the pandemic in 2020, the film has since gone on to feature in numerous festivals around the world.

  • Award Winner – Tagore International Film Festival 2020 (India)

*Critics’ Choice Award – Best Short Documentary

*Critics’ Choice Award – Best Student Film

  • Official Selection – Jharkhand International Film Festival & Awards 2020 (India)

  • Official Selection – Resistance International Film Festival 2020 (Islamic Republic of Iran)

  • Official Selection – Dili International Film Festival 2020 (Timor-Leste)

  • Official Selection – Ciudad del Este Independent Film Festival 2020 (Paraguay)

  • Official Selection – The Lift-Off Sessions 2020 (UK)

  • Official Selection – First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2020 (UK)

  • Official Selection – International Moving Film Festival 2020 (Islamic Republic of Iran)

  • Honorable Mention – ICAN/LAX International Film Festival 2021 (USA)

A full house of 100 pax attended the screening, which was the limit allowed due to cinema hall social distancing rules being enforced. Awards to the local winners were handed out by our honorable guests, Adjunct Professor Dain Said, Film Director at Apparat and Adjunct Professor Zabrina Fernandez, Executive Producer at Wildsnapper TV.

Relevant links:

Screening eBooklet:

Official Selections:

Award Winners:

Content Creation with Adobe Premiere Rush [webinar]

Ideation to Creation: Screenwriting Workshop

Getting Started with YouTube [webinar]

Taylor’s University Film Festival 2022 live screening & prize-giving ceremony


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