Friday, March 30, 2012

Design Students' Exhibition April 9th - April 13th 2012

Design Students' Exhibition Week

DSA, 5th Floor, Wisma HELP

April 9th 2012 (Monday) – April 13th 2012 (Friday)

Student Participation from subject: 
Introduction to Design (HAA102)

Curator / Lecturer: 
Deepak Menon

Event Details:
The Communication Department will showcase daily exhibitions at the Lower Foyer, Main Block, HELP University. The exhibition will feature student artworks that highlight one or more of the artistic disciplines offered in the Communication Department Curriculum or the work of a specific group of students from the class Introduction to Design (HAA102).  The exhibition is curated and moderated by Communication Department lecturer Deepak Menon. The exhibition is to commence from April 9th 2012 (Monday) to April 13th 2012 (Friday). 

In this project, the students have created a series of images utilising both Illustrator and Photoshop, exploring a wide range of techniques in digital imaging as well as collecting source materials such as scanning objects or images and using a digital camera to create their digital art works.

The themes for the visual designs on display at the exhibition:
  • Family, Hope & Dream Series
  • Environmentalism Series
  • Technology & Society Series  
  • Society & Culture Series

The digital design work was created with good understanding of the language of design as well as the various design elements; Line, Shape, Value, Colour, Texture, Alignment, Proportion, Eye Movement and design principles including: Hierarchy, Balance, Proximity, Rhythm, Repetition, Scale, Unity, and Variety.

Each student has developed 18 artworks throughout the course. Only one work is finally selected for final print and exhibition. Various methods were utilized in creation of the design works including capturing images using a digital camera or scanner, hand drawings and paintings using Photoshop, or any combination of techniques.

The exhibition is an opportunity for the design students of HELP University to experience showcasing their modest but notable creative works, expressing their creative talents via visual design communication as well as for the viewing pleasure of their fellow students and esteemed staffs of HELP University.

For more information on the student works, kindly visit:

Note, all the art works are for sale. 
The designers/artist would be present to negotiate the rates. 
Admission is FREE! 

s p r e a d     t h e    n e w s  ! 

Friday, March 16, 2012


2012 is a big year for Democracy.
We've witnessed the Occupy movements, BERSIH 2.0, Himpunan Hijau
and not forgetting the upcoming general elections.
Hence the theme for the FreedomFilmFest 2012 proposal competition is
Are principles of democracy being practised in our daily lives?
What would be a meaningful way to consult the rakyat in decision making?
Are our leaders transparent and accountable?

We are now calling for film proposal submissions based on this theme.
Send them to 

and stand a chance to win RM6000 and technical support to make that film a reality.

Entry details:

ELIGIBILITYAll Malaysians aged 18 and above (if below 18, you must submit your entry under a willing and responsible guarantor) 
VIDEO FORMATDocumentary/ Docudrama/ Animation/ Graphic
VIDEO LANGUAGEAny language – must include English and Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.
CONTENT/THEMEDemocracy in Malaysia 
DEADLINE1 April, 2012
Good luck!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Kelab Seni Filem in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Malaysia presents – 

Asian Hot Shots Berlin is an annual filmfest showcasing young independent Asian cinema. We are pleased to present a trio of films from the 2011 edition.
Introduction by Katja Schulze, ex-staff of Asian Hot Shots Berlin
HELP University Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
Enquiries 012-2255136
Saturday 10 March 2pm
Supermen of Malegaon
Faiza Ahmad Khan, India 2008, 52 min

Superman of Malegaon
tells the story of cinema enthusiasts who escape the harsh reality of communal tension. Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of cinema. This passion for cinema has spurred a group of cinema enthusiasts to make their own films-quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films. The film is a tribute to that spirit, the spirit that enables the Supermen of Malegaon to make Malegaon's Superman.

Saturday 10 March 4pm 
Belkibolang Indonesia 2010 | AgungSentausa, IfaIsfansyah, TumpalTampubolon, Rico Marpaung,
AnggunPriambodo, AzharLubis, Wisnu Surya Pratama, Edwin, SidiSaleh | 87 min

In Belkibolang, an acronym of ‘Belokkiribolehlangsung’ (‘Turning left through red permitted’), nine young promising Indonesian filmmakers tell urban stories from Jakarta by night and take a profound look at their rapidly changing society. This diverse, poetic and also ironic mosaic is held together by a consistent script written by Titien Wattimena.The story starts with a little girl with an umbrella and a man who together search the streets in the rain, and ends as day breaks with a taxi driver who tries in vain to inform his wife he wants to divorce.
Sunday 11 March  2pm
Madame X

Indonesia 2010| Lucky Kuswandi | 100 min

This movie has cult potential. Sit down to enjoy the zero-to-hero transformation o
f Adam aka Madame X. Move along the rhythms of the Lenggok dance, which turns cross-dressing hairstylist Adam into a skilled martial arts heroine. Jump up to stand side by side with Madame X and her blow dryer, glitter, high heels and tight leather suits to support the fight for justice, freedom of expression and diversity. MADAME X lets us have it all at once: the action-loaded superhero movie, the never-ending-laughter trashiness of queer comedy and the social consciousness of political film.
S P R E A D   T H E   W O R D