PETALING JAYA: Taking the creative route to instill safe driving among Malaysians, PLUS Expressway Bhd is inviting young filmmakers to have their say through short films.
Aptly themed Attitudes on Roads – A Malaysian Journey, the short film competition is open to all campus students, with the aim of providing them a platform to help change the attitudes of Malaysian motorists.
Organised as a community project Malaysians United for Road Safety (Mufors), the competition is divided into three categories – short film, public service announcement (mini-documentary) and animation – each carrying a top prize of RM10,000 for individual entries.
Runners-up in each category will receive RM8,000 and RM5,000 respectively.
The institutions they belong to will be awarded RM3,000 (champion), RM2,000 and RM1,000.
Mufors chairman Noorizah Abdul Hamid, who is also PLUS managing director, said the competition would enable college and university students to be agents of change by encouraging people to take responsibility for road safety.
Universiti Putra Malaysia Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication professor Dr Mohd Nizam Osman said the competition allowed youths to take the role of promoting road safety.
“Our main focus is on the youth as they are the top in road fatalities,” said Dr Nizam, who is also on the competition advisory board.
For more information on the short film competition, visit www.mufors.org.my
On Sunday, the RTD announced that it was using the approach of displaying graphic images of road accidents and injuries to scare drivers into driving safely.
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