A group picture of participants, guest of honour and organising committee members. Image: AITI

The ASEAN-Republic of Korea (RoK) Leaders Incubator (FLY) 2019 programme were recently concluded with trainees screening their short films at the Empire Cinema, Jerudong.

FLY is a short-film and content making workshop where aspiring filmmakers from the ten 10 ASEAN Members States and Republic of Korea gather to learn the various aspects of filmmaking under the guidance and mentorship of film professionals from Asia.

The two-week workshop covered topics on master classes, film screening, short film production with access to film-making facilities.

A total of 22 talented young film makers participated in this year’s FLY with two representatives from each participating ASEAN Member States and Republic of Korea.

AITI’s Acting Chief Executive Haji Jailani Haji Buntar (L) presenting a certification of completion to one of the trainees. Image: AITI

Co-organised by Busan Film Commission (BFC), Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) and Asian Film Commission Network (AFCNet), the FLY 2019 programme in Brunei commenced on November 13.

The outcome of the program was the screening of the two short films namely “Gelombang” and “Shoe Stealer” produced by the two groups of the FLY 2019 trainees.

The Best Performing Award in Acting went to Cahaya Harliff; Best Cinematographer Award to Izaq Yuzaini Ismail from Malaysia and the Asian Film Academy Scholarship to Pham Quoc Dung from Vietnam.

Acting Chief Executive of AITI Haji Jailani Haji Buntar believed that progammes like FLY could encourage youths to look into film making and contents creations as their future careers, and be part of the creative sector contributing towards economic growth in their respective countries.

AITI’s Acting Chief Executive Haji Jailani Haji Buntar delivering his remarks. Image: AITI

He hoped that participants, who could be future film leaders, would further promote film making and creative contents development amongst their fellow friends and colleagues after completing the programme.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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