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Syfy channel in search of Asia’s young filmmaking talent

17 November 2011


Syfy channel in search of Asia’s young filmmaking talent

Regional entertainment television channel, Syfy, is calling on young and emerging filmmakers with its end-of-year short film competition ‘Syfy Shorts’.

The competition, open until 31 December, represents the first time the science-fiction themed channel has offered outside content producers the chance to showcase their work on prime-time television. 

Entrants are asked to submit an original five-minute film, in line with the channel’s science-fiction, paranormal, and fantasy genre roots. They will also need to incorporate the channel’s theme of ‘Imagine greater’ in the plot or dialogue.

Entries will be judged early next year, by a panel of industry personalities including Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo, managing director of animation studio Infinate Frameworks Mike Wiluan, and Taiwanese director Lin Yu-Hsien.

Vice-president of Southeast Channels for Syfy parent NBC Universal, David Gunson, said selected entries would be aired across Asia. “Syfy is a brand that likes to step out of the everyday into new worlds, new ideas and new experiences. Our viewers are of the same mind – curious and unafraid to imagine greater.”

The competition will be hosted on air, and also online at

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