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SGIFF’s Youth Jury & Critics Programme seeks to nurture a new generation of critical writers on cinema from the region. Organised in partnership with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, the workshop will take place on Saturday each week from 28th October to 2nd December, as well as 26th November 2017*.

Participants will be educated on the historical and cultural significance of past and present Southeast Asian works, how film theory and close readings of films greatly benefit film writing for a wider audience, as well as different interviewing approaches.

It is open to post-secondary students based in Singapore and the programme is expected to take in 12 to 15 participants.

The Programme will culminate in a live film journal created by the participants on the festival’s website, Youth Meets Film, extensively covering the works in competition in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition. Finally, the Youth Jury will vote on the Youth Jury Prize-winning film during the Silver Screen Awards.

Youth Meets Film, our young critics’ live film journal, will be published once the Festival starts. Until then, you can read last year’s below:

*Dates subject to change.

PAST MENTORS

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HEAD MENTOR 2016
VICTOR FAN
Senior Lecturer, Department Of Film Studies
King’s College London

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HEAD MENTOR 2015
MAY ADADOL INGAWANIJ
Reader/Course Co-Leader, Arts And Media/Film And Television
University Of Westminster

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HEAD MENTOR 2014
KONG RITHDHEE
Film Critic & Arts Editor
The Bangkok Post

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Submission Fees & Eligibility

  • Submission Fees: None.
  • Eligibility:
    • Keen interest in films from Southeast Asia
    • Basic knowledge of film theory and critical writing
    • Current student in a post-secondary educational institution
    • Based in Singapore
  • Definition

    • Film theory aims to explore the essence of the cinema and provide conceptual frameworks to understand film’s relationship to reality, other artforms, spectators, and its significance to society at large.
    • Critical writing refers to a reflective, research-based piece of writing where one formulates their own arguments, based on considerations of a variety of views associated with the topic.
  • Deadline

    • All entries must be submitted together with the completed submission form no later than Friday, 21 August 2017, 6.00pm (GMT+8).
    • Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
    • Any submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.
    • Submission forms may be emailed to contact@sgiff.com with the subject header “Youth Jury & Critics Programme” or physically mailed to the festival address below.
  • Shipping

  • All physical submissions should be sent directly to the following address:
    SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme
    Singapore International Film Festival
    2 Orchard Link #05-06 *SCAPE Singapore 237978
  • Selected Participants

    • SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme will inform successful applicants of the selection results by mid-September 2017.
    • SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme 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 Youth Jury & Critics Programme.
    • Workshops will be conducted in English; knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
    • Participants agree that produced works as part of the SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme may be published on SGIFF related online portals, festivals publications and other materials relating to the festival.

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