On September 6, 2017 the Canon company held a competition with the theme “Energy of the Future” in Almaty. The awarding ceremony took place in the Austrian pavilion at Expo-2017 in Astana.
The jury consisted of the following people: Satybaldy Narymbetov – a famous Kazakhstani representative of the film industry – film director, actor and writer; Mikhail Toptygin – photographer with more than 40 years of experience, the author of popular video blog in the YouTube social network with an audience of more than 45 thousand people; Ruben Ghazaryan – director, photographer, team coach; Vladimir Sobolev – Managing Director, Director of New Technologies and IT JSC “National Company” Astana Expo-2017 ” and Alexander Smirnyagin – Head of Representative Office Canon CEE in Kazakhstan.
Students of the School of Engineering and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Diaz Iman, Zhanna Galiyeva and Rosa Zhahina – comprising the team “Montage of Heck”, won the honorable third place. They wanted to show how important the topic of “Energy of the Future” is in our world, not only on a global, but also on a smaller scale, like a family. During the script preparation stage, the team got inspired by the words of Asif Khan (the designer of the British pavilion at EXPO 2017) about the significance of the EXPO for him. Touched by his speech, they shot a film about the connection between generations and how different are the views of generations on something new and alternative. They demonstrated how important it is to pay enough attention to young people in terms of their development and involvement in the topic of renewable energy.
The “Space Nomads” team from the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi won first place, while team “Nomads, the Creators” from the KIMEP came second.
The contest for the best student video on “Energy of the Future” was launched on May 15 and ended on August 25. Each participating university was presented with a set of professional equipment for filming – the Canon EOS C300 and XF305. The cost of the participants’ travel from universities and their curators was realized at the expense of Canon. All participants of the competition were awarded with personal certificates.