Brunei Film Blitz organised by Origin Films Sendirian Berhad is one of the events lined up for the Brunei December Festival 2017. Such an event is hoped to mark the start for a better quality production of film in the future. Awang Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali, the Acting Permanent Secretary for Tourism at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism stated the matter during a press conference and media screening for the Brunei Film Blitz yesterday morning.
The Brunei Film Blitz 2017 will be held for 2 days starting today. It will be divided into 2 categories namely the open category, which involves the production of 12-minute short films as well as the 48 Hour Film Blitz category, where registered participants have only 48 hours to produce a short film of up to 6 minutes. Such a festival aims to support and encourage aspiring local filmmakers to keep making films and develop the film industry. Aside from the competition, a masterclass by film specialists Maxine Williamson, Dr. Alex Fischer and Raymond Miranda will also be held.
Meanwhile, Dayang Siti Kamaluddin as the director of the Festival Filem explained that the Brunei Film Blitz is a good starting point which can be made as a platform to nurture the local film industry.
Source: Radio Television Brunei