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November 2007

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.

Since the introduction of the AVC-Intra codec, there has been questions on the difference between intra-frame compression and inter-frame compression, and how they compare to each other, so here’s a quick look at how they measure up.

The world’s media industry has descended upon Singapore once again for the annual Asia Media Festival, with delegates from over 50 countries taking part in over 30 events covering television, broadcasting, film, animation, advertising and digital media.

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.

The week-long Asian Festival of First Films (AFFF) kicks off this Wednesday at various screening venues. The annual event will culminate on 4 Dec at an awards ceremony which will be telecasted across the region live.