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[Talk] Six Degrees Presents: Meet and Mingle with Filmmakers
26 May 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Hello Filmmakers and Aspiring Filmmakers!
This event is open to all filmmakers – professionals and hobbyists alike, as well as anyone who simply loves filmmaking or wants to meet filmmakers and pick their brain.Â Come join us for an evening of sharing and mingling with the filmmaking community!
- An intimate environment for the photography industry to get together and network
- Gain industry insights from guest filmmakers, Juan Foo, Derrick Liu, Liao JiekaiÂ and Tzang Merwyn Tong
- Shout-out opportunity for all attendees to say â€˜who they areâ€™ and â€˜who theyâ€™re looking to meetâ€™
- Hang out into the wee hours, as late as your age permitsâ€¦
- Mingle over refreshments
ABOUTÂ JUAN FOO
Juan is an independent producer, educator and activist. He produced pioneering Singapore films such as â€˜Perthâ€™ and â€˜Return to Pontianakâ€™ along with other producing roles in tele-movies, broadcast series and international documentaries.
He began work as freelance production crew and video post-production. But his strength in development, honed from analyzing scripts for financing and distribution led him to sell a script to a Hollywood studio. Juan also worked for government organizations under talent development, content assessment, and training. He lectures at tertiary institutions and is also a frequent jury member and speaker at film-related events. As an activist, Juan believes in establishing professional skills standards for career progression. Candidly he considers himself to be a â€˜has-been-wannabeâ€™ embarking on writing a book about the film industry.
ABOUT DERRICK LIU
Starting his career at Medicorpâ€™s TVC arm, Derrick moved on to MTV Asia, directing various on-air promos, and artist image spots. Wanting to try different drama and documentary genres, he left to freelance as a director/writer.
Derrickâ€™s 2nd film, Colours, screened at more than 40 festivals worldwide and won awards in Australia and Asia. His poetic short, When Night Fa11s, secured a Special Mention at the Iâ€™ve Seen Films International Film Festival, the only Asian film that was awarded in Milan.
Collectively, his films have screened at numerous festivals including London, Tokyo, Sydney, Montreal, New York, Pusan, Shanghai and Milan.
ABOUT LIAO JEIKAI
Liao Jiekai is a filmmaker and artist based in Singapore. He is a founding member of the film collective 13 Little Pictures. His 2010 debut feature film, Red Dragonflies, won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival and was selected for competition at various film festivals such as Buenos Aires, Santiago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Jiekai was conferred the Young Artist Award for Film by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2012. He won the Credit Suisse Artist Commissioning Award for his 16mm film installation, Brotherâ€™s Quarters, which was presented at the Presidentâ€™s Young Talent Exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum in 2013. IHis second feature film As You Were world premiere at the Asian Future section of the Tokyo International Film Festival, and was in competition at Torino Film Festival and Nantes 3 Continents Film Festival.
ABOUT TZANG MERWYN TONG
Tzang Merwyn Tong is an award winning indie underground scriptwriter and film director, behind the films V1K1 (Gold Remi Award at Houston WorldFest 2011), A Wicked Tale (World Premiere at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2005) and e’Tzaintes (Opening Night Film at Berlin Asia Pacific Film Festival 2003). He is an alumnus of the prestigious Berlinale Talent Campus in 2005, with work featured in international publications like Res, Cinependent, Montreal Mirror, Screen International, Fangoria and Rue Morgue, branding him as a new voice in alternative cinema. His most recent film, Faeryville (2016) made its World Premiere in Los Angeles, and is the Award Winner for â€˜Best Original Storyâ€™ at the Jefferson State Film Festival in the US.
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Date:Â 26 May, Thursday
Time:Â 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location:Â White House Level 1
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