Cool FM, Heritage Bank Sponsor Students
Cool FM and Cool TV in collaboration with Heritage Bank has sponsored some students to the eighth edition of the Notre Dame University International Student Film Festival, held at Notre Dame University, Lebanon, from November 15 to November 22.
At a briefing to unveil the lucky winners, Group Managing Director of AIM Group, Amin Mousali, said the sponsorship is one among the company’s corporate social responsibility platform to expose students to innovations in filmmaking worldwide. He added that they started taking people to the film festival since the year 2012. Besides, he said the participants stand a chance to learn about the culture of the host country amongst others.
On the set criteria for selection, Mousali said the competition is open to every student across all disciplines that are able to write scripts as it is designed to task the creative ingenuity of the students.
Sounding philosophical, he said a country cannot advance unless it develops its human resources, hence the company’s commitment towards grooming new talents in the film industry for the next generation.
While justifying the sponsorship of the programme by Heritage Bank, Tobe Nnadozie, Divisional Head, Innovation and Products, said the company has a strong affinity with the arts, hence it is always willing to support activities around the sector.
Heritage Bank is a story itself which we’re writing. It’s a very fantastic story,” he noted. “Our lead-in as a bank is about helping people to create, to preserve and to transfer wealth across generations. And one thing that has transcended across various generations is art. Most other things time out or burn out. But art has remained there and when I talk about art, it’s the whole embodiment of arts such as culture, language, songs, drama and many other things.”
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