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WORKSHOPS & TALKS: National Youth Film Awards 2018 Conference

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Are you ready for the National Youth Film Awards 2018? Gear up with a two-day conference filled with workshops, talks, and screenings; meet like-minded filmmakers and learn something new!

Date: 11-12 May 2018 (Friday to Saturday)
Time: Various
Venue: Level 5, *SCAPE
Admission: Free with a $5 refundable deposit applicable for each session sign-up.

Register via Peatix here.


PANELS & TALKS

How Film Programmers Pick Films
Hear industry veterans David Lee, Leong Puiyee and Warren Sin share about their experience in curating film festivals and programmes.

Speakers:
David Lee, Vice-Chairman and Programming Director, Singapore Film Society
Leong Puiyee, Manager, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film
Warren Sin, Content Manager, A Little Seed
Moderator: Juan Foo, Independent Film Producer

Create and Adopt by Brian McDairmant – presented by Manfrotto and Cathay Photo
Award-winning cinematographer Brian McDairmant will take us behind the scenes of some of his landmark productions, and share how adopting equipment technology in the filmmaking process helps in bringing his creative vision to the screen.

Speaker: Brian McDairmant, Director of Photography, Two Chiefs Productions

How to Make Your Stories Sound Good by Alex Oh
Alex Oh, award-winning film composer and NYFA 2016 & 2017 jury panel for Best Original Music, Sound Editing Sound Mixing categories, will be sharing to aspiring and current young filmmakers on:
• Narrative Role Of Sound
• Making Your Film Sound Great
• Audio Post 101
• Mixing Engineers, Foley Artists, Sound Designers And Composers Are Your Allies

Speaker: Alex Oh, Composer and Music Producer

How to Get Your Short Film Funded
Filmmakers share valuable tips and experience in securing funding for their short films, through both formal and informal means, such as grants and crowd-funding.

Featured Filmmakers:
Brenda Er (“When the Stars Align”)
D. Naveen Raj (“Riot”)
Eileen Chong (“Ah Leong’s Confession”)
Kenneth Hu, Joanna Ying Ng, Regina Tan (“Pencil”)

How to Survive as a Screenwriter After Graduation presented by The Screenwriters Association
Three established scriptwriters discuss their journeys in a specialised area of the media industry and answer questions on how they’ve carved out a space for themselves.

Speakers:
Andrew Ngin, Screenwriter / Lecturer
Kane Wheatley-Holder, Screenwriter / Blogger
Karl Gan, Screenwriter
Moderator: Juan Foo, Independent Film Producer

HOOQ Filmmakers Guild & What You Need to Know to Pitch Your Ideas for a TV Series
HOOQ is on the search for the top film talents in Southeast Asia to turn their ideas into reality.

Speakers: HOOQ

Get Reel – mm2 Entertainment Young Producers Share Their Unique Paths in Their Film Careers
Is film school the only way to join the film industry? Come and be inspired by these young producers on how they embarked on their journeys.

Speakers:
Ser En Low (BAFTA Award Winner), Associate Producer, mm2 Entertainment
Lai Jun Jie, Producer, mm2 Entertainment
Liang Chun Lim, Investor and Public Relations Manager, mm2 Asia

Ingest, Edit, Archive and Share with Synology Efficiently
Are you exhausted from lugging around physical hard drives (physical hard drives, really? It’s 2018, people!)? Are you always pressed for time, because you spend hours making multiple copies of the same file? The future is now; Synology’s Network Attached Storage (NAS) allows us filmmakers to share our files with editors and collaborators within our own network, or access them remotely online. Also, delivering the final work is as easy as sending a password-protected link. No, really, that’s it. Join us and witness the magic firsthand!

Speakers:
Chamin Narasinghe, Independent Networking Expert
Hong Weilong, The Flying Kick Asia
Goh Shao Wei, The Flying Kick Asia

The Road Less Traveled – Careers in Animation
Hear from three different animation filmmakers on their unique career paths in a casual session to help demystify any questions you have about having a career in animation.

Speakers:
Jerrold Chong, Independent Animator
Ronald Fong, Creative Director and Co-founder of Masonry Studio
Perry Yap, Compositor at Industrial Light & Magic
Moderator: Juan Foo, Independent Film Producer

Get Sherious – A Contemporary Female Guide for Millennials
Get Sherious is the new contemporary female guide for millennials. Dynamic duo and co-founders, Sheryl and Livy, are on a mission to open the mindsets of young adults by exposing them to a spectrum of female topics ranging from new careers to new sexualities and solo female travel. Their editorial and videos aim to embody the spirit of a strong, savvy woman living in Asia, with a good dose of humour. The co-founders will give an exclusive look at how the platform was built and the changing patterns of female behaviour.

Speakers: Sheryl Tan and Livy Goh, Co-founders, Get Sherious

Films That Travel – How to Get Views and Eyeballs for Your Short Film or Documentary
Filmmakers share how their short films and documentaries resonated with audiences and went viral or traveled around the world, both online and offline.

Featured Filmmakers:

Brenda Er (“When the Stars Align”)
Eileen Chong (“Ah Leong’s Confession)
Eysham Ali (“Builders”)
Stanley Xu Ruiyang (“Lullaby”)

The Inside Story – How to Turn Your Real-life Experiences into Authentic Films
The best and most authentic stories are usually anchored in real-life experiences, and that’s why they resonate strongly with audiences. Filmmakers reveal how their own experiences became the heart of their short film, and share valuable tips for turning real-life experiences into short films that resonate.

Featured Filmmakers :
D. Naveen Raj (“Riot”)
Laavania Krishna (“Thaiyal”)
Saraniya Saravanan (“Dinner”)
Stanley Xu Ruiyang (“Lullaby”)


SCREENINGS

National Youth Film Awards 2017 Winning Films | 11 May 8PM – 10PM
Catch all the National Youth Film Awards 2017 winning films here:

Baozha! (BEST ANIMATED FILM)
Air (SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM)
Dated (BEST WRITING IN AN ANIMATED FILM)
Lovestruck (BEST CHARACTER DESIGN IN AN ANIMATED FILM)
BUANG BAYI – Behind the Baby Hatch (BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM, BEST CAMERAWORK IN A DOCUMENTARY FILM, BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY FILM)
Changi (BEST PICTURE, BEST PERFORMANCE)
WARD 77 (BEST DIRECTION, BEST SCREENPLAY)
Paper Roof (BEST CAMERAWORK, BEST SOUND EDITING, BEST SOUND MIXING)
Galanthus (BEST LIGHTING)
Red (BEST COLOUR GRADING)
A Day’s Reunion (BEST EDITING)
Breath (BEST VISUAL EFFECTS)
The Becoming (BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN)
Moments (BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC)

Selected Short Films from Pimpaka Towira | 12 May 1PM – 2PM
Pimpaka Towira is the first female Thai filmmaker to be noticed by international viewers and critics through her feature film debut One Night Husband (2003) which brought her international fame. She writes, directs and produces all of her films, many of which are critically acclaimed. She has also been invited to serve as a jury member for many film festivals and won the Silpathorn Award in 2009, distributed by the Ministry of Culture in Thailand. Currently, she is the Programme Director at the Singapore International Film Festival and sits on the jury for the National Youth Film Awards 2018.

Prelude To The General (11 min, Digital, Color, 2016)
In an unspecified time and place, a young woman tries to help a middle-aged masseuse escape from an imminent danger.

The Mother (15 min Digital, Color, 2012)
On the final day of her 13 year-old daughter’s funeral, the young girl’s mysterious death is still haunting the mother’s mind. She needs to find the answer for herself.

Terribly Happy (30 min, 16mm, Color, 2011)
A young soldier stationed in the troubled southern Thai region is on his annual leave to his hometown in Udorn Thani. Upon his return, he finds out that his girlfriend has settled with a new western lover in their village. He blames it on his chosen military career, and starts to get angry at her and everyone around him. But his sister reminds him that forgiveness is not a difficult thing to do, but it has to start from within.

Selected Short Films from Taiwan Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival 2018 | 12 May 2:15PM – 4:30PM
The Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival is the longest-run short film festival in Taiwan, and a prominent platform for talented young filmmakers and their works.

閃焰假面 The Flame (43 min, dir. Hsu Jui Liang and Huang Tai Wei)
Carrying the heavy debt for his family, Tai makes his living by collecting for a loan shark. He dreams of running away and getting a new start with his depressed sister once their debt is paid off. Still, Tai has a secret identity, Masked Flame, a masked wrestler. He accidentally beats his opponent in one of the matches, where he was assigned to lose. His destiny is waving at him…

孤味 Guo Mie (30 min, dir. Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu)
It’s about a karaoke-addicted old woman struggling with her self-worth and a sense of betrayal at her long-lost husband’s funeral where she encounters his younger and more sophisticated girlfriend while she finds out her kids might have been secretly in touch with her late husband all these years.

亮亮與噴子 Babes’ Not Alone (29 min, dir. Lee Yi-shan)
When Liang’s mother forces her to babysit on her birthday, she is not too happy. If you add the fact that she also has a date with her boyfriend, it requires a serious plan of action. A refreshing performance from Angel Lee, whose character (almost) gracefully makes the best of an unfortunate situation.

金孫 Kim Sun (30 min, dir. Chen Yan Hong)
Chiao-di Chen desperately wants a grandson. One night, she accidentally discovers an abandoned baby in the dumpster. Stealing the baby away, she runs into a teenager who wants the baby, too. Chiao-di realizes that the baby is kidnapped, but she can’t let the baby go. The night is young. Who will have the baby in the end?

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