2016 HIGHLIGHTS

01


Singapore Media Festival Kicked Off Its Third Edition with a Bang

Singapore Media Festival 2016 welcomed some 20,000 thought-leaders and key players in the various aspects of media and content production community and members of the public from Singapore and around the world.

02


Five Questions with Viddsee’s Co-Founders

The Singapore Film Commission together with Viddsee, a home-grown online video sharing platform, announced a new partnership for a channel dedicated to showcasing specially-curated Singapore films.

03


Five Questions with Filmmaker Pok Yue Weng about VR

Filmmaker Pok Yue Weng, who spoke at the SGIFF’s SG Originals Exploring VR360 in Short Films talk alongside Lionel Chok, shares more about VR in filmmaking.

04


5 SGIFF Film Picks by the SG Film Community!

SGIFF’s lineup was made up of 161 feature and short films from 52 countries, 16 world premieres and 18 Asian premieres, all packed within just 12 days. Read to find out the 5 SGIFF films not to be missed!


05


Digital Future – Dar Nothaft VS @UnlistedLeaf

As part of the Gaming Matters track of the Singapore Media Festival’s first SMF Ignite, leading international and local gamers gathered for a day of panel discussions and meet-and-greet with fans of gaming.

06


Digital Future – Philip Kitcher VS Jade Seah

Jade Seah, local influencer and content creator goes up against Philip Kitcher, Vice President of StyleHaul’s Asia Pacific office, as they talk about the digital movement that’s rapidly giving fashion and beauty industries a makeover.

07


The Awards in Numbers

Awards, performances and celebration – we took a look at what went down at the 2016 Asian Television Awards.

08


Winners from SGIFF Silver Screen Awards

The 27th Singapore International Film Festival wrapped up another exciting year with an announcement of its winners at the annual Silver Screen Awards. Check out what some winners had to say about their take-homes!


09


TV and Film Sneak Peeks at ATF / ScreenSingapore

At the launch of the 17th edition of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and 6th edition of ScreenSingapore 2016, Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for the Ministry of Communications and Information, announced a partnership between LASALLE and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to establish WritersLab, an inaugural intensive scriptwriting programme.

10


Deals Done at ATF

From new content offerings to partnership signings, the Asia TV Forum & Market buzzed with activity as industry and market representatives from companies all over the world came together to network and explore business opportunities.

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Digital Future – VR Offerings at ATF

Many exciting VR content offerings were being showcased and developed at ATF. Whether it’s a VR feature film or even the world’s first VR lifestyle web-series, VR and digital media companies have been rolling out inspiring content not to be missed.

12


Five Questions with BananaMana Films

Big plans were in place for the distribution of Jimami Tofu – BananaMana Films’ first full-length feature, with the film most recently garnering pre-sales agreements with international distributor including Korean media giant iHQ, global TV platform VIKI and Encore Inflight. Find out what the founders of BananaMana Films have to say.