Behind-the-Scenes

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How to Critique a Film – Dr. Victor Fan

A PhD graduate from Yale University (Film Studies Programme and Comparative Literature Department), and possessing an MFA in Film and Television Productions (University of Southern California), Dr Victor Fan’s thesis film “The Well” (2000) was screened at major film festivals such as the São Paolo International Film Festival. As the head mentor of the SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme, we asked Dr. Fan what are the do’s and don’ts of critiquing the silver screen.

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How to Turn Your Film Dreams into Reality

The Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market aims to match promising feature-length projects with a global network of media financiers, distributors, and collaborators who can bring budding projects to fruition. We chat with Justin Deimen, Executive Director, SAAVA and Group Managing Partner, Aurora Media Capital; and Chan Gin Kai, Executive Producer, Silver Media Group and President, SAAVA, about the SAFF.

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Keep Up or You’re Out of this Digital Era

The popularity of digital media has undoubtedly shifted the paradigm of the media industry. With the rapidly changing media landscape, how should we move ahead with this transformation? We speak with Yang Weidong, President of HeYi Group (formerly known as Youku Tudou) and the Advisory Board Member of the Asian Television Awards.

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Indochina Wants You to Get Real, Get Dramatic, Get Local

Countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar are projected to lead the economic growth of the ASEAN region in 2016. What are some existing media content trends and what are some people in the region watching? Read on to find out!