15 Aug – Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) 2017 has announced the return of its Southeast Asian Film Lab for the fourth time, alongside its mentor line-up featuring the award-winning director Liew Seng Tat and one of Indonesia's most promising female filmmakers, Mouly Surya.
Seng Tat, whose film "Men Who Save The World" (also known as "Lelaki Harapan Dunia") was selected as Malaysia's official entry to the 88th Academy Awards, will be providing feedback and advice on the participants' projects.
He will also be giving his own insights into the paths he has taken during his early days.
The Southeast Asian Film Lab is a story development workshop for aspiring filmmakers from the region embarking on their first feature length movie.
Only ten participants will be selected for the seven-day lab, which ends with a pitch in front of an industry panel. A development prize, the "Most Promising Project", will be awarded at the Silver Screen Awards.
The Southeast Asian Film Lab takes place from 27 November to 2 December, while the 28th edition of SGIFF is happening from 23 November to 3 December.
All submissions and applications will close this 21 August.
(Photo source: Time Out)