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Education Ministry holds university short film award ceremony

Education Ministry holds university short film award ceremony

Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) A student team from Taichung-based Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT ??????) won the best film award at a university short film festival award ceremony held Sunday by the Ministry of Education in Taipei. The ministry presented nine awards, including gold, silver, bronze, special and excellence awards during the ceremony to short films selected from a total of 24 submissions. The contest, part of the ministry's "Talent Education Stories" project, was aimed at encouraging college students to create films on stories in four themes: lauding dedicated teachers, combining studies and career skills, promoting students' international competitiveness, and boosting their future productivity. The Chaoyan team took the gold award with a short film titled "Thursday's Music Class," which depicts Shih Meng-chi (???), a teacher at the university's child care department, spending extra time after school teaching students interested in music and the arts. As a result, two of her students who graduated from the school have set up a child music workshop to allow their younger schoolmates to learn through internships. Lin Min-chia (???), the film's director, said that after learning about the film-creating contest, he sought the help of Shih and her department, and Shih expressed great interest in helping, even lending him money to complete the film. Shih said she has held a master's degree in music and has worked in the child care department for many years, and has found that many of her students encounter bottlenecks and shift to other careers after a few years in child care, due to a lack of special skills. She therefore set up her Mui Mui workshop to teach students music and creation to help them develop skills for future use. A team composed of students from Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Tamkang University and National Taiwan University won the silver award with a film titled "Angel's Pushing Hands," which describes the devotion of Chia Yen, a teacher in nursing education, and her influence on students. Another team made up of students from National Chengchi University and National Taiwan University of Arts was honored with a bronze award for their film titled "Unseen Southeast Asia" that tells the story of Wang Li-lan (???), who teaches Indonesian and Malaysian languages at universities hoping to change Taiwanese impression about Southeast Asian countries. The top three films were awarded with cash prizes of NT$100,000 (US$3,044) NT$60,000 and NT$30,000 respectively. (Hsu Chih-wei and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-19 21:19 GMT+08:00