Educators' Workshop
Introduction to Film Literacy
This course introduces an approach for educators to use films in the classroom to decode moving images through an exploration of narrative, filmic techniques and context. Participants will develop an understanding and appreciation for the language and art of the film media. In addition, participants will also learn how to provoke and answer critical questions about a film’s creation and its purpose. Through the use of short films, particularly from the Singapore Shorts Vol.2 DVD (www.asianfilmarchive.org/singapore_shorts2), educators will learn how to effectively use our study guides to teach film through analysis of key scenes. Participants will also learn how to clear copyrights for films used for educational purposes.

Tan Bee Thiam is the founder and executive director of the Asian Film Archive and was recently elected as the Secretary-General of the Southeast Asia Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association. At the Nanyang Technological University, he lectures on Asian Film History and is author of a forthcoming book chapter, An Independent Spirit: Images of Resistance in Key Contemporary Singapore Films. He is also the curator-producer of the well-received Asian Film Archive Collection: Singapore Shorts and Royston's Shorts DVD anthologies and was invited to perform jury work for the international film festivals in Berlin, Locarno and Hawaii. A filmmaker and photographer, his works (www.bthiam.com) have won awards such as the Best Photo Essay at the US-ASEAN Film & Photography Festival.

“Excellent materials in the form of lesson plans.” – Tang Chee Onn, National Institution of Education

“The instructor clearly has a good grasp of the content!” – Adeline Koh, NUS High School

“Very practical and useful ideas.” - Vimi Rethinam, St. Margaret’s Secondary School

“Information was clearly presented, good use of films as examples.” - Esther Leong, Innova Junior College
17 Mar 2009 (Tues)
9:30am – 1:00pm

$110 ($100 for early bird discount, incl. tea break)

MPH 2, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)


Venue: MPH 2, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)
The Central, #04-88, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817

TTo register, please fill up the registration form and send it back to us.
As tea will be catered, we would appreciate it if you register by b>2 March 2009 (for the early bird discount).
An acknowledgement email will be sent upon confirmation of registration.
Email:  info@asianfilmarchive.org
Fax: 6543 1643
Contact Person: Ethan Yeo or Jia Yun
Tel: 6777 3243

Note: An invoice can be prepared for collection on the day itself. Payment should be made by cheque (payable to Asian Film Archive) or GIRO (through Asian Film Archive’s account with MOE). A penalty of the full cost of the workshop(s) will be imposed on participants who registered but did not attend the workshop(s).
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Check out the 2 other workshops being held in Mar 2009: Exploring Film Genres and  Singapore Culture and Identity Through Its Films


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