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Be a film censor at S’pore’s first Media Fiesta1 min read

5 March 2009 < 1 min read


Be a film censor at S’pore’s first Media Fiesta1 min read

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Come March, students will get a feel of what it is like to be a film censor.Together with representatives from the Board of Film Censors, students will get to rate a film and find out about the decisions that are made before a film eventually receives its classification.The event is one of many in the inaugural month-long Media Fiesta 2009 organised by the Media Development Authority (MDA) next month. In particular, the festival will showcase the development of Singapore’s new media technologies through displays of Singapore Press Holdings’ RazorTV and Stomp.RazorTV is a streaming Internet- television news site, while Stomp is a citizen-journalism Web portal.An MDA spokesman said yesterday that the festival was aimed at raising the level of media literacy among Singaporeans across all forms of media, including animation, broadcast and games.Dr Christopher Chia, MDA’s chief executive officer, said: “We hope to highlight the wide range of media choices available and foster pride in Made-by-Singapore media content, leading to a creative and connected society.”The festival will feature local short films like Boo Junfeng’s Keluar Baris.Also screening are snippets from Dinosaur Train – a joint production between acclaimed US company The Jim Henson Company and Singapore’s BIG Communications.Local films such as Royston Tan’s 881 will be screened at Cathay Cineleisure from March 19 to 22, as part of the festival.For the original story, click here.

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