The faculty of Mass communication and Public Relations at Al-Nahda University in Beni Suef won the first place in the field of cartoon films at the Sharjah International Short Film Festival. This came during the ceremony organized by the University of Sharjah today, Thursday, November 12, in the United Arab Emirates, with the participation of more than 50 Arab and foreign universities with the online system to distribute Prizes for winning works, Where students of the Faculty of mass communication at Nahda University won the first place in the field of cartoon films for the film “Case S” and, the prize value was 40 thousand pounds and a certificate of appreciation from the festival. In mid-September, the University of Sharjah announced the organization of the second annual International University Festival for Short Films in four fields, including (cartoon films, documentaries, short dramas, and mobile films), with specific in-kind and material awards for the first and second centers in each of the four fields. With the invitation of Arab and foreign universities to participate in the festival’s activities, more than 55 Arab and foreign universities applied to participate, according to the report issued by the festival administration.
Thursday witnessed the ceremony announcing the results of the festival and announcing the prizes presented to the winning works under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, and the opening speeches of each of Dr. Hamad Majoul Al-Nuaimi, President of the University, and Dr. Khalid Al Midfa, President of Sharjah Media City, Mr. Muhammad Khalaf, General Manager of the Sharjah Radio and Television Authority, and Dr. Habib Ghalyum, head of the arbitration committees, and Dr. Essam Nasr, Dean of the Faculty of Communication at the University of Sharjah, and Dr. Alaa Makki, Head of Communication Department at the Faculty of Communication, University of Sharjah. The ceremony also witnessed a presentation of all the winning works and honoring the jury.
Dr. Hossam Al-Mallahi, President of Al-Nahda University, congratulated the students of the Faculty of Mass communications who won first place in the second annual Sharjah International University Festival for Short Films, and decided to hold a special ceremony to honor the winning students and their supervisors from the staff and assisting staff, as an encouragement to the students, and an appreciation for their professors as a custom followed by the university to encourage outstanding students in all scientific disciplines that the university includes in the Faculties of Human Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Computers, Engineering, Business Administration and Mass communication.
Eng. Mohammad Al-Rashidi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Nahda University, congratulated the students and their faculty supervisors on this remarkable success, which is a new addition to the continuing successes of the university’s faculties, and stressed the university’s constant interest in providing all the support required for faculties and students to reach them to the best levels in a way that makes them always Honorable ambassadors for Egypt.
Dr. Adel Abdul Ghafar, Dean of the Faculty of Mass communication and Public Relations at Al-Nahda University, stated that the faculty won first place in the field of cartoon films at the Sharjah International University Festival for Short Films for the cartoon film “Case S”, which is a two-minute cartoon film that aims to spread awareness of the dangers of obesity as one of the diseases of our times. It is widely spread, and the cartoon movie is based on the light and cheerful song that attracts the public’s interest, develops awareness and motivates them to adopt a positive behavior to preserve their health, and this film is one of the graduation projects for students of the Public Relations Department of the Faculty for the year 2020, prepared by the two students, Dina Ashraf Adly Aziz, and Alaa Saad Muhammad Mustafa, and the supervision of Dr. Hanadi Gharib, a Lecturer in the Public Relations Department, and Demonstrator Ms. Iman Abdel Qader.
The Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication added that the faculty’s students have achieved advanced positions in many competitions and festivals in which the faculty has participated, as the Faculty of Mass Communication at NUB has won ten prizes in national, academic and international competitions and festivals during the past three years, where it won four prizes during the academic year 2019-2020 in national and academic competitions. Among them is the first place in Ibdaa National Competition for the best documentary film for the film “Key 10”, the first place for the best radio advertisement “Get it Safe Campaign”, the third place for documentary films “The Great Certificate”, and the third place for university newspapers “Voice of Al-Nahda” in the Al Shorouk Academic Festival.
The faculty also won the third place prize for short films during the academic year 2018-2019 for the film “The Enchanted Lake”. It won three prizes during the 2017-2018 academic year, including the second place for short films in Ibdaa National Competition for the film “Samaha”, second place for short films for the film “The Enchanted Lake” at the Al Shorouk Academic Festival, and the Excellence and Creativity Award in the Water Conservation Competition of the Holding Company for Water Drinking, in addition to the first place award in photography at the Fox Festival at Beni Suef University in the academic year 2016-2017. This comes as a result of the Faculty of Mass communication and Public Relations’s interest in practical training for students in the various fields and arts of media, and the use of elite media professionals in practical training for students in the studios and laboratories of the faculty with the Nahda radio and television at the university’s site, in addition to training in prestigious media institutions, and the faculty organizes an annual festival for graduation projects in the presence of a group of Media professionals, artists and specialists from jury to evaluate graduation projects.