Malaysian AIDS Foundation – Yayasan Sime DARBY The Red Ribbon Short Film Competition – DEADLINE EXTENSION

Malaysian AIDS Foundation – Yayasan Sime DARBY The Red Ribbon Short Film Competition – Deadline Extension

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 August 2020 – The Malaysian AIDS Foundation is extending the date of submission for the Red Ribbon Short Film Competition to 15th November, 2020. We understand that due to the new normal, more time is needed to produce quality content for the competition.

Show the world your perspective on issues about HIV/AIDS to win cash prizes of up to RM6,000.

Jointly organized by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and sponsored by Yayasan Sime Darby, the competition sought to challenge young talented Malaysian filmmakers aged between 18 – 30 years old to explore, critically and creatively on HIV/AIDS, do thorough research about the topic under the themes of sexual transmission, HIV treatment and prevention and also stigma and discrimination.

The Red Ribbon Short Film Competition or also known as The Red Ribbon Shorties is a good creative and artistic platform for the youths to activate their interests in generating dialogues within the whole society about the key issues related to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
There will be two categories available for the competition which are secondary student and tertiary student or public. 

To ensure the credibility of the competition, the selection process will be presided by a panel of distinguished personalities representing the entertainment industry, media, civil society and People Living with HIV.

For winners on each category are entitled to get different prizes. For secondary student, the first prize will be RM2,000 cash with a trophy and certificate of excellence, second prize RM1,000 cash and certificate of excellence and third prize will be RM500 case with certificate of excellence.

Meanwhile, for tertiary student or public category, the first prize will be RM3,000 cash with a trophy and certificate of excellence, second prize is RM2,000 cash and certificate of excellence and third prize is RM1,000 cash and certificate of excellence.

MAF also bringing back the People’s Choice Award for this year where all video submissions from both categories will be analyzed and observed based on the highest likes and shares. First prize will be bringing home RM3,000 cash, trophy and certificate of excellence, second prize will have RM2,000 cash and certificate of excellence while third prize will have RM1,000 cash and certificate of excellence.

In total, participants stand the chance to win RM6,000 cash.

Participants that are interested may submit your submission online through social media platform which is YouTube Channel. They are required to have their own YouTube account and upload their final product to the platform and ensuring the video is ‘unlisted’.
Once the participants have uploaded it, they need to share the link by emailing to us at shazard.amani@mac.org.my.

For any updates and inquiries, participants can go to http://rrsf.yam.org.my to learn more on how to enter the competiton.

Malaysian AIDS Foundation

The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) was formed in 1993 to raise and administer funds to support the activities and programmes of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and its Partner Organisations. MAF funds prevention, treatment and care programmes conducted by MAC. MAF also distributes corporate donors’ funds to support projects that have been unable to secure government funding or projects located in parts of the country where resources are scarce. Learn more>> https://yam.org.my/V2/

Yayasan Sime DARBY

Yayasan Sime DARBY, or Sime Darby Foundation, was established in 1982 and is the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad.

With a vision to lead and make a sustainable impact and difference in the lives of others, YSD’s objectives are supported by its five pillars: education; environment; community & health; sports; arts & culture. While led by independent members of a Governing Council and managed by a dedicated team, YSD works closely with the three Sime Darby companies in areas of mutual interest.

Since its inception, YSD has awarded scholarships worth RM289.7 million to 4,440 students both in Malaysia and abroad. Under its Community & Health pillar, YSD supports initiatives to promote the well-being of disadvantaged people irrespective of race, culture, religion, creed or gender — the YSD Sinar Harapan initiative commits RM1,000,000 annually, majority of which goes to the provision of school supplies for the underprivileged and a smaller amount for in-kind assistance during festive seasons.