Selling Feature Film Tickets to Buy a Boat

Good SENS Team FilPen, which stands for “filem pendek”, used their collective filmmaking skills to make two feature films entitled “Teether” and “Bullies” to address the issue of school closures during floods.

SK Luagan’s floating library with the
boat purchased by Team FilPen.

SK Luagan is a remote school, located six hours drive away from Miri where students are not able to attend school during the monsoon season.  So that students at least had access to the floating library and interactive reading corner, the team aimed to use profits generated from the film ticket sales to purchase three boats that could safely bring students  to school.

At RM5 per ticket, the students managed to generate income by selling tickets to attend the “Movie Premier Night” at Kampung Luagan  to parents and the community at a night market.  The public were also able to purchase the films and watch them online using Google Drive links.

Besides being able to successfully purchase a boat from the profits made, SK Luagan is also the first Malaysian school to join several international film festivals, including Screamfest Horror Film Festival New Orleans 2022, Horror Unleashed Film Festival USA, Horror Showfest Portugal, Russian Mental Health Film Festival 2022 and Malaysia Mental Health Film Festival 2022 and even managed to win a few awards. 

Team FilPen was selected as one of the Top 4 Best Social Enterprises in the 2022 Dragons’ Den winning further investment to scale up their business.

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In 2021, 33 teams of primary students learnt about financial literacy and applied concepts to set up a social enterprise as part of FINCO’s pilot Good SENS Programme. Four teams were recognised as The Best Social Enterprise winners.