Students will represent UVM, Mexico and Latin America in global competition in Romania
Three students from Universidad del Valle de México Campus Hermosillo will represent UVM, Mexico and Latin America in the "Short Film" (Cortometraje) category at the 2012 "INFOMATRIX " international competition that will take place from May 3rd through May 7th in Bucharest, Romania.
The UVM student team, which includes Jorge Radelli, Karla Giovanna Acuña Durazo and Paola Fernanda Acuña Durazo, won the right to represent Latin America by winning the 2012 regional competition in Guadalajara, Jalisco. The competition was organized by the Society of Science and Technology (SOLACYT). 800 projects were received for a variety of different categories, such as robotics, software design, animation, digital content and digital photography and short film.
The 5 minute film developed by the UVM students is called "Two Worlds" (Dos Mundos). The film seeks to raise awareness in society about "being more sympathetic to what goes on around us and to others, lending a hand to those most in need," said Karla Giovanna.
Infomatrix 2012 is a technological and cultural event organized by the Ministry of Education of Romania. The Infomatrix international competition aims to bring the best student led IT projects together from around the world. Other countries represented in 2012 include the USA, Germany, Romania, Turkey, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Poland, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic. The competition aims to not just promote professional excellence, but also serves to promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation through the participation of students and teachers from the different participating countries.
The jury will judge the film based on shot selection, camera movement, originality of the concept, the use of light and depth of field and more. According to Karla Giovanna, "the result will depend very much on the message we put together to describe our film, you have to have an impact on the judges and the public to stand apart. The organizing committee allowed us to increase the short from 5 to 7 minutes, so we're getting better shots with a more professional camera and we will include additional scenes."
The work also must carry English subtitles and the explanation of the short film must be presented to the 8 judges in this language. In addition to sharing their film, the students will be able to set up a booth to share information on their project and their home institution.
This article was originally written in Spanish and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.