SG Originals: Funding Short Films: Thinking Outside the Box

Moderated by: Jeremy Chua


Securing funds for making a short film is often a difficult and competitive process. However, besides the limited funds provided by cultural and film institutions, there are also opportunities to be found in other sectors. Increasingly, we see social, educational, charitable and other bodies funding short films with messages that are aligned with their aims or mission.

What are some of these projects that are available? What obligations do the filmmaker have to fulfil? What are the application procedures? How can the filmmaker balance the required messages with their own cinematic vision and use these projects to their advantage?

Aimed at young and emerging filmmakers, this panel offers ideas and practical advice for making the most of under-explored and unconventional funding opportunities for short films.


Date | Time:

3 Dec, Thu | 7pm





Moderated by:

Jeremy Chua


Fran Borgia is a Singapore-based producer credited with critically acclaimed films such as Sandcastle (2010), Disappearing Landscape (2013), A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016) and Apprentice (2016). His latest film, A Land Imagined (2018), won the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival.

Kan Lume is an award-winning filmmaker. His short film Libertas (2012) won the NETPAC Award at Tripoli Film Festival and the feature documentary The Naked DJ (2014) earned Kan his second NETPAC Award, for best Asian film, at JogjaNETPAC Asian Film Festival. He has worked on various commission projects from the German Embassy in Singapore, Asian Film Archive and National Gallery Singapore.

Sangchul Lee has worked with Lebanese film producer Mario Kassar as the head of development, and participated in various film and media projects in Singapore and around the world. He is currently the chief operating officer of C47 Investment.

Tan Wei Ting discovered the wonders of filmmaking in film school, and has never looked back since. Her debut short, CA$H (2018), was selected for international competition at the 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and won Best Directing at the National Youth Film Awards.

This event will be held online, open to participants worldwide.

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