Sinema Old School will be opening officially on the 12th of December with a 10th anniversary screening of Eric Khoo’s 12 Storeys, and we are now currently running a fundraising membership drive to keep Singapore’s first ever fully-indie HD cinema going. See our new mirco-site at www.sinema.sg/oldschool.
Private equity funds amounting to a whopping $400 million are now available to local animators and filmmakers for their new productions. The new-found gold mine is a mark of growing confidence in locally made films, and is derived from a mix of foreign and local investors. Traditionally, funds for films came from ‘family, friends and fools,” explained Media Development Authority (MDA)’s assistant chief executive, Seto Lok Yin. “Now there is a fourth financing,” said Seto.
The Asian Film Academy (AFA), held in conjunction with the Pusan International Film Festival, is a filmmaking workshop aimed at imparting skills to young filmmakers from all over Asia. Each year, a new dean will be invited to head the academy, and a directing and cinematography mentor will be appointed.