By: Hsu Chih-wei and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) A student team from Taichung-based Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT 朝陽科技大學) 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 (施孟琪), 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. [FULL STORY]