SCHEDULE

TELEVISION (PG)

3rd October, Thursday
7.30pm

Singapore Premiere
Post-screening dialogue with director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

 

AKANGA MASTERCLASS: INDEPENDENT FILM FINANCING, BY FRAN BORGIA

4th October, Friday
4 - 6pm

 

MEAN STREETS (NC16)

4th October, Friday
7.30pm

 

AKANGA SHOWCASE (R21)

5th October, Saturday
4 - 6pm
Post-screening panel discussion with Boo Junfeng, Yeo Siew Hua and K. Rajagopal

 

THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI (NC16)

5th October, Saturday
7.30pm

 

BLACK SILK (PG)

6th October, Sunday
1.30pm
Post-screening dialogue with Chalida Uabumrungjit, Deputy Director of Thai Film Archive and Zhang Wenjie, Head of National Museum of Singapore Cinémathèque

 

SHALLOW GRAVE (M18)

6th October, Sunday
5.30pm

 

 

AKANGA MASTERCLASS

4th October, 4 - 6pm
National Museum of Singapore, Seminar Room 1
Selected Participants (Applications close on 23rd September)
$15 for students, $25 for non-students

Perspectives is organizing a masterclass conducted by Fran Borgia, the founder of Singapore’s leading independent film collective - Akanga Film Asia. This masterclass is tailored to educate prospective filmmakers on how to finance a film and the possible routes that they can take to get their films financed.

The class is open to anyone who is interested in knowing the basics of film funding and financing. We encourage those who feel they will benefit most from this to join the masterclass - student filmmakers, filmmakers and producers who are just starting out.

The 30 successful applicants will get the chance to interact with Fran, and gain valuable insights from his past experience as a producer. Perspectives hopes that this masterclass will help potential independent filmmakers in Singapore to understand the local film landscape, and that those participating will take away with them useful knowledge related to film financing and production.

 

SIGNING UP FOR THE AKANGA MASTERCLASS

Send an email to info@perspectivesfilmfestival.com stating in 300 words or less, why you want to be in this masterclass.

You may choose to send in your film CV or resume along with the write-up.

For students, send a scanned copy of matriculation card or equivalent proof that you are a student.

The deadline for application is on the 16th of September 2013.

 

ABOUT FRAN BORGIA, FOUNDER OF AKANGA FILM ASIA

Born in southern Spain, Fran Borgia studied filmmaking in London, Barcelona and Singapore. In 2004, Fran wrote and directed his first short film Asia. He released his second short film Para Asia in 2007.

Fran is known for being a very accomplished producer. He was the Producer and Editor for Here, Ho Tzu Nyen’s first feature film that wowed audiences when it was presented at the 41st Directors’ Fortnight at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Fran was also the Producer and Editor for Earth, a medium-length film that was presented at the 66th Venice Film Festival in 2009 and the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2010.

Fran’s other achievements include producing Masala Mama, a short film presented at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in 2010 and Sandcastle, Boo Junfeng’s first feature film that premiered at the 49th Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival in 2010.