It was a dream come true to IACT student and filmmaker Wong Tuck Hon (@bbcc_dehan) when his short film “Wise Giving” won 3rd Prize from “Power of Gift Giving” student short film contest 2019, a contest organized by Malaysia Gifts and Premiums Association (MGPA). The award ceremony was held on 24th July at KL Convention Centre in conjunction with the Malaysia Gift Fair.
“Wise Giving” is a 2-minute short video tells the story of a beggar whose life was turned around by an act of kindness from a little girl. The film was judged by panel of judges consist of Dato’ Kamil Othman, former Director-General of FINAS; Tuan Haji Thorpe Ali, Honorary Secretary of Film Director’s Association of Malaysia; Mr. Nevin Hiong, Director of Kampung Drift; Mr. James Wong, Actor, Director and Producer of Headlines and exco members of MGPA.
“This is my first time joining a competition organized by the industry.” said the first-year student in BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn from the fellow winners and film directors like James Wong at the award night. Besides, I had a good time making connections with people from the industry too. Some of them gave me valuable insights to help me become a better filmmaker in the future too!”
When asked how he got the idea for his film, Tuck Hon said, “I have my mother to thank. She pushed my idea further after hearing my original idea, which was not as impactful. It was a very humbling experience as I had to open to critique and suggestions on how to improve, which I’m glad I did.”
“I would like to thank IACT College for informing us about this competition, also my lecturer Miss Mien who guided me in scriptwriting class so I could apply some techniques in the story.” said Tuck Hon.
“I’m still very new in filmmaking but this competition has indeed opened a door for me to know more about the film industry! I know it’s going to be a tough and long journey but I’m ready for it since filmmaking is my passion.”
All the best to Tuck Hon and we look forward to seeing more works from you in the future!
Here’s the award-winning short film: