On 12th May 2018, a team of BINUS UNIVERSITY students were announced as winners of the Asian Games Vignette film competition at a ceremony held at the Jakarta Convention Centre. The students will now have the opportunity to travel to London and attend a filmmaking course at the National Film and Television School, and their winning video will be sent to the broadcasters of the 2018 Asian Games and used to promote the event worldwide.
Organised by host broadcaster IGBS, the short film competition encouraged university students from across the country to produce dynamic and original short videos that incorporated the themes; ‘Unity and Diversity’, ‘The Energy of Asia’, ‘The World is Watching’, and ‘Preparing for Triumph’. BINUS UNIVERSITY team ‘Iseng-Iseng’ were presented as winners with their video submission which took inspiration from the 4th Asian Games in 1962 — the first time Indonesia hosted the event.
Through their video, the team illustrated how the 1962 Asian Games brought local communities together, spurred on by their desire to see Indonesian athletes succeed on the international stage and the pride of having their country host the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The video also highlighted how, with television only being introduced in Indonesia in 1955, the majority of the public received their updates on the games via radio — a crucial tool that provided education and information since before independence.
The recent achievements of BINUS UNIVERSITY’s students in winning this contest are the result of the institution's long-term investments to provide comprehensive facilities and highly-qualified teaching staff. This forward-thinking strategy aimed at supporting creative minds empowers graduates with the skills to lead major academic and industry breakthroughs.