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Monthly archive October, 2012
The calling for identity and voice: A Friday morning with Philip Cheah by Catherine Tang

The calling for identity and voice: A Friday morning with Philip Cheah by Catherine Tang

Usually for Friday film seminars we have filmmakers giving us a talk after watching their bodies of work. This week was pretty different as we have a Singaporean film critic speak to us about the identity of Asian films. Personally I love film criticism and this is a wonderful opportunity to have someone discuss the...
Being the Future of Asian Cinema: The Asian Film Academy Experience by Yeo Ke Liang

Being the Future of Asian Cinema: The Asian Film Academy Experience by Yeo Ke Liang

A week ago, I was in Busan, South Korea, for the perennial filmmaking workshop conducted by the Asian Film Academy. In its 8th year, the Asian Film Academy (AFA) brings emerging filmmakers from around Asia to Busan every October for an intensive 18 days of film workshops. Co-hosted by Dongseo University, Busan International Film Festival...
Reflections on Liao Jiekai's Red Dragonflies by Vivien Koh

Reflections on Liao Jiekai’s Red Dragonflies by Vivien Koh

A couple of weeks back in mid August, Singaporean filmmaker, Liao Jiekai, screened his award-winning debut feature, Red Dragonflies at The Puttnam School of Film, as part of our weekly Friday Seminars. Liao Jiekai sincerely brings to the table a delicate and poetic delivery of themes concerning adolescence & friendship. My first encounter with Red...