Magazine article Screen International

SGIFF Announces Second Southeast Asian Film Lab

Magazine article Screen International

SGIFF Announces Second Southeast Asian Film Lab

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The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) has announced that the sophomore edition of its Southeast Asian (SEA) Film Lab will be headed by producer Terence Chang, best known for hits such as Face/Off, Red Cliffand Mission Impossible 2.

Singaporean director Yong Mun Chee (Where the Road Meets the Sun) and Filipino director Sherad Anthony Sanchez (Imburnal, Jungle Love) will join Chang as mentors at the six-day workshop for debuting feature directors.

SEA Film Lab is taking applications until Aug 21.

SGIFF executive director Yuni Hadi, also a co-producer on the Cannes Camera d'or winner Ilo Ilo, told Screendaily: "The Southeast Asian Film Lab in addition to the Southeast Asian Short Film competition section, which both started last year, is the returning SGIFF putting our faith in discovering and investing in the next generation of filmmakers from Southeast Asia."

The revamped festival last year returned after a two-year hiatus and opened as part of the Singapore Media Festival, along with the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), ScreenSingapore (SS) and Asian Television Awards (ATA).

"Creating that space where a community can share resources and be interested in each other's films is as important as making these films. …

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