The SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab is a 6-day a story development workshop aimed at first-time feature filmmakers from Southeast Asia, from 27 November to 2 December 2017.
The focus is on stories exploring Southeast Asian identity, to be developed into feature length screenplays. Ten projects by Southeast Asian filmmakers embarking on their first feature-length film will be selected to participate. The session will include masterclasses with established practitioners from the region and special guests as well as networking opportunities. Participants will also receive individual consultation sessions with mentors. The film lab will end with a pitch in front of an industry jury. The most promising project will be awarded during the Silver Screen Awards. The programme is organised with the support of *SCAPE.
The 2016 Southeast Asian Film Lab was supported by the National Youth Council and Singapore-ASEAN Youth Fund. The lab took place at the Festival’s Education Partner venue, LASALLE College of the Arts, and ended with a pitch in front of an industry jury at *SCAPE. Giraffe Picture presented the Most Promising Project prize of S$5,000 at the Silver Screen Awards.
ANURAG KASHYAP, INDIA
Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter
ANOCHA SUWICHAKORNPONG, THAILAND – Filmmaker
BERNARD CHAULY, MALAYSIA
The 2015 Southeast Asian Film Lab was supported by the National Youth Council and ASEF culture360. The lab took place at the Festival’s Education Partner venue, LASALLE College of the Arts. Giraffe Picture presented the Most Promising Project prize of S$5,000 at the Silver Screen Awards.
TERENCE CHANG, USA/CHINA
YONG MUN CHEE, SINGAPORE
SHERAD ANTHONY, PHILIPPINES
The 2014 Southeast Asian Film Lab was supported by the National Youth Council. The lab took place at the Festival’s Education Partner venue, LASALLE College of the Arts, and ended with a pitch in front of an industry jury. mm2 Entertainment presented the Most Promising Project prize of S$5,000 at the Silver Screen Awards.
ERIC KHOO, SINGAPORE
TAN CHUI MUI, MALAYSIA
FRAN BORGIA, SINGAPORE
MOST PROMISING PROJECT
by Dong Phuong Thao, Vietnam
By Puangsoi Aksornsawang, Thailand
Nadira Ilana, Malaysia – Wilderness
Okkar Maung, Myanmar – Craving
Sein Lyan Tun, Myanmar – A Letter to Jejara
Anna Francesca Espíritu, Philippines – The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies
Jerrold Chong, Singapore – Ten Dollars
Nicole Midori Woodford, Singapore – You Are There
Patiparn Boontarig, Thailand – Solid Stuff by the Seashore
Pham Ngoc Lan, Vietnam – Cu Li Never Cries
MOST PROMISING PROJECT
by He Shuming, Singapore
Ang Geck Geck, Singapore – Kinship
Lida Chan, Cambodia – The Last Lake
Martika Escobar, Philippines – The Return of the Owl
Christopher Gozum, Philippines – A Kingdom of Shadows
Edward Gunawan, Indonesia – Elephants at Midnight
Jason Iskandar, Indonesia – First Breath after Coma
Michael Kam, Singapore – Domo Arigato, Mister Rocketto!
Nguyen Thi Thanh Bing, Vietnam – A Man, A Woman & the iPod
Diffan Sina Norman, Malaysia – Sitora the Weretiger
Sorayos Prapapan, Thailand – Arnold is a Model Student
MOST PROMISING PROJECT
Singing In Graveyards
by Bradley Liew, Malaysia
Aiess Alonso, Philippines – Dinhi Sa Yuta
Jamie Habac Jr., Philippines – Teatro Cajetilla
Loeloe Hendra, Indonesia – Ilalang, Ingin Hilang Waktu Siang
Marcus Lim, Singapore – August Men
Kavich Neang, Cambodia – Re-marriage
Kristen Ong, Singapore – Afterhours
Kong Pahurak, Thailand – Through the Rustling Leaves
Sidi Saleh, Indonesia – Ibu
Truong Minh Quy, Vietnam – Cay Xoai Den Tu Dau?
Submission Fees: None.
• Applicant must be a screenwriter and/or writer/director of at least 2 short films that have screened in international film festivals.
• Applicant must be of Southeast Asian nationality, origin or residence.
• Applicant must not have made a feature length film before.
• Project submitted should still be at an early stage, and have not been developed beyond a first draft screenplay.
• If you have submitted a project for a prior edition of the Film Lab, the application should display a development from the previous application.
• A feature-length screenplay is defined as a work of fiction or non-fiction that serves as the blueprint for a film that equals or exceeds 60 minutes in length including opening and end credits.
• Source material for inspiration can be but are not limited to: landscapes, architecture, folk tales, novels, short stories, theatre, music, poetry, painting, and Southeast Asian historical events.
• All entries must contain: a completed submission form, portfolio screeners and project information.
• Submissions should reach us no later than Monday, 21 August 2017, 6.00pm (GMT+8)
• Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
• Any submission received after the deadline will not be accepted.
• Submission forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header “SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab” or physically mailed to the Festival Office.
• The SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab accepts either DVD screeners or a secure online link of the 2 portfolio works being submitted. If submission is via a DVD screener, please ensure that 2 copies of the DVD screener are submitted.
• DVD submission should be clearly labeled with the 1) Film Title, 2) Submitter Name, 3) Duration, 4) Contact Information.
• Films in any other language other than English must have English subtitles.
• Submitted screeners will not be returned.
• All physical submissions should be sent directly to the following address:
SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab
Singapore International Film Festival
2 Orchard Link #05-06 *SCAPE Singapore 237978
• All shipping costs of the submitted material shall be prepaid and borne by the submitter/sender. SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab will not assume responsibility for any charges.
• Please clearly mark “For cultural use only” and “Without commercial value” on the envelope.
• SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab will inform successful applicants of the selection results by mid-September 2017.
• SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab does not provide individual explanation on the non-selection of applicants.
• Once selected, the applicant must confirm that they will commit to the time commitment required by the SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab.
• Workshops will be conducted in English; knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
• The SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab will cover participants’ accommodation for the duration of the film lab. Travel expenses for participants from countries outside of Singapore may be partially subsidised.
• Ownership of the written materials produced during the SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab will belong solely to the participant.
• Participating projects must indicate SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab support in any subsequent project materials, by displaying the SGIFF logo, together with the caption “Supported by the SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab”.