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Annual NYFA Conference Returns As Hybrid Event

16 April 2021

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Annual NYFA Conference Returns As Hybrid Event

With the theme of ‘Pivots and Platforms: Short Films in a New Normal’, this year’s NYFA Conference will explore and discuss how filmmaking will evolve in a post-COVD world.

The conference will be hosted as a hybrid event where attendees can choose to watch from the comfort of their homes via Facebook and Zoom, or physically join in at *SCAPE. Together, the five discussions will cover topics ranging from how various film industry professionals and filmmakers can adapt in changing times to workshops on how filmmakers can market their films to catch attention in the age of digitalisation. Full details of the programmes can be found at: https://www.scape.sg/media/nyfa-conference-2021/

The Conference will kickstart on 16 April with a closed-door screening of five short films produced under NYFA’s Film Facilitation Programme.

Conceptualised by Huang Junxiang, NYFA 2020’s Youth Inspiration Award
winner, the mentorship journey programme saw five veteran filmmakers
mentoring five selected NYFA alumni to produce a short genre film each. The five genres were action, drama, horror, comedy and animation; with each genre mentored by internationally renowned filmmakers such as Mike Wiluan, co-producer of 2019’s hit Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians and director of action film Buffalo Boys (2018), as well as Daniel Jeannette, the animation director of 2006 film Happy Feet.

The short films will also be available for the public to view on The Projector Plus, starting 29 April 2021. For more details on the screening, visit theprojector.sg/$1