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NYFA 2015

National Youth Film Awards 2015

"November" Shane Lim and Angelica Ho. Photo: Alphonsus Chern Image Source: Straits Times

Last Sunday, 2nd August 2015 marked the first Awards Ceremony of the National Youth Film Awards, which was undertaken by *SCAPE in partnership with Sinema Media, a film project consultancy, as an initiative to recognise young and talented Singaporean filmmakers who are students of Higher Learning Institutes (IHLs) offering media and film-related courses. 14 awards of different categories were presented to winners. The awards include up to $2000 cash prize and apprenticeship opportunities with well-known production companies, giving the winners a head start in their career in the film industry. The winners are as follows: BEST DIRECTION  SHANE LIM “November” Diploma in Film, Sound & Video …
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The results of the first ever National Youth Film Awards will soon be revealed on 2 August. In light of this significant milestone for local film, here’s a rundown of the awards presented in an interactive infographic.
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The Panasonic Varicam-35 Masterclass by Matt Siegel on 8-9 June attracted students and professionals with one goal in mind: to learn from a multiple-award-winning film producer and cinematographer Held at *SCAPE in conjunction with the National Youth Film Awards, the masterclass helped students to refine their understanding and techniques in all areas from lighting to composition. For some of the younger students, it was their first time handling professional-grade equipment, making for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “We don’t really get to use these equipments but these equipments are actually industry standard. So yeah I think it’s a very memorable experience for …
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Sebastian Tan founded Shooting Gallery in 1987 in hopes of establishing a strong production agency in Singapore, which has now expanded across nine countries. He has been awarded the Spirit of Enterprise award, Most Promising Entrepreneurship award, as well as the Successful Entrepreneur Award. He is a board member of the Singapore International Film Festival and on the Advisory Committee of the Singapore Film Commission. He is often invited to be a judge at various award shows. I spoke with Sebastian about his thoughts on how the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) can be a platform for young filmmaking talents to gain more recognition. …

Francis ‘Kitaro’ Tan is a veteran of the local media industry with more than 30 years experience spanning almost the entire moving media spectrum, with a successful track record to match. He is presently the director of Iceberg Design Pte Ltd, a 4K post-production facility and Iceberg X Pte Ltd, an interactive installation production company. I spoke with Francis about his thoughts on the key differences the National Youth Films Awards (NYFA) has in comparison with other film competitions in Singapore. 1. What do you think differentiates NYFA from other film competitions in Singapore? It pits IHL (Institute of Higher Learning) …
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Freddie Yeo founded Infinite Frameworks in 1997, and has been running post-production services for short films, television commercials, animations, and other films since. Freddie has produced several notable films like Eric Khoo’s “My Magic“, “Tatsumi” and “Be With Me“, all of which were nominated in the Cannes Film Festival. He has also co-produced HBO’s recent TV series “Serangoon Road” and 20th Century Fox’s “Agent 47“. I spoke with Freddie about his views on how the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) can draw media students closer to the local film industry.      1. What do you think differentiates NYFA from other film competitions in …