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Here are the top entries from the Film Blitz 2017
December 25, 2018
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Watch the Film Blitz 2017 winning films

As we await the exclusive screening of the top films for 2018, we want you to relive the highlights of the Film Blitz from the previous year.

Here are the top films from the Brunei Film Blitz 2017 once again for you.

BRUNEI FILM BLITZ 48-HOUR CATEGORY


Adam and Liyana won the grand prize for the 48-Hour Film  Challenge after dazzling audiences with their short film, ‘Black Cat’. ‘Black Cat’ details the journey of a girl living with an obsessive-compulsive disorder who, following a series of peculiar events, undergoes a shift in her life.

BLACK CAT BY ADAM AND LIYANA HANIF

BRUNEI FILM BLITZ OPEN CATEGORY WINNERS


 

After five years in the wedding and commercial video business, filmmaker Amirul Jazli and his crew decided it was time to join the big leagues and make artistic films. The team took the grand prize in the Brunei Film Blitz Open Category for their horror short ‘Selamat Malam’. The film (which means ‘Good Night’ in English) starts with four friends on a camping trip. For the sake of pure entertainment, they took on a challenge to tell each other horror stories to see which one was the scariest.

SELAMAT MALAM BY VISIONARY PROJECT

BRUNEI FILM BLITZ SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD


Aspiring filmmaker Malik Razak captivated audiences and judges with his short film ‘Wish You Were Here’, with its melancholic tale of loneliness and grief. Throughout the film, a young man tries to talk to his mother who doesn’t reciprocate her son’s attempts for dialogue. Later, we find that this is not a narrative about family communication but about a man grieving. Malik’s efforts in producing a quality film earned him the Special Jury Mention in the competition’s 48-hour Category.

WISH YOU WERE HERE BY MALIK RAZAK

JUDGES RECOGNITION


SABINE BY VISIONARY PROJECT

Sabine tells a story of a fictitious tourist (named Sabine) from Noisy in France. She begins her journey into the Sultanate from the airport to Kg Ayer. Throughout the film, she progressively learns that about values that Bruneians hold with utmost importance such as family, hospitality and love. Although this film didn’t win any awards, it won the hearts of judges because it was able to imbue its storytelling with highlights of the values that make Brunei unique.

HUNDRED GRAND BY DAILY PRODUCTIONS

A Hundred Grand certainly holds its weight in terms of length and storyline. The 11-minute film is a part-action and part-crime thriller with different plots that combine in a one flowing narrative.

Alik, the story’s main character, is a compulsive gambler who is burdened with debt. He resorts to extreme measures and somehow finds redemption after stealing from a rich man who also stole from other. This film is featured because it showed that Bruneians were capable of combining multiple narratives and good cinematography skills to produce a final product.

We look forward to see you again here on the Progresif website at 8pm on 4th Jan, 2019 for the exclusive 72-hour screening of top films from Brunei Film Blitz 2018.

 

 

 

 

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