Kan Lume speaks at SAE

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Here’s something exciting for all you local film buffs and filmmakers alike to look out for.

On the 27th of March, (that’s next Thursday) SAE Institute Singapore will be organising a film presentation by critically-acclaimed local director, Kan Lume.

sae.jpg As one of the local media industry’s more prolific up-and-comer, he will be sharing his views and insights on topics ranging from the Southeast Asian New Wave to the necessity of film in Singapore. He will also touch on the topic on how to win awards at festivals around the world.

A Film and Television graduate from Australia’s Bond University, Kan describes himself as a trailblazer having written, directed and produced more then 10 films in a short span of 3 years to date. In 2005, he debuted with “The Art of Flirting” on a shoestring budget of $300. It won him the best ASEAN feature at the 2005 Malaysian Video Awards, while his second feature, “Solos”, whom he co-directed with Loo Zihan, challenged the boundaries of local cinema. It was withdrawn from last year’s Singapore International Film Festival after the Board of Censors decided to make cuts to it, which was against the SIFF policy of screening uncut films.

This year, however, fans will be pleased to learn that he will return to the Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) with “Dreams from the Third World”, and Sinema is proud to be screening it in April as part of the Singapore Panorama section.

Kan also said that he hopes to be in a position to affect film funding in Singapore within the next 10 years.

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