Educators' Workshop
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. Educators will experience screenings of short films and clips and learn how to effectively use our study guides to teach film through analysis of key scenes.

Instructor: Tan Bee Thiam leads and directs the Asian Film Archive as its executive director. He has performed jury work for the United Nations Association Film Festival and most recently, the Hawaii International Film Festival. A filmmaker himself, his short film - Shelter: The City of Forgetting was the opening film for the MOV International Digital Film Festival 2005 in Philippines.
12 Mar 2007
2pm - 6pm

Theatrette, National Archives of Singapore



Venue: Theatrette, National Archives of Singapore
(1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868 – Off Hill Street, beside Registry of Marriages, http://www.nhb.gov.sg/NAS/VisitUs/?indexar=7)

To register for the Nov courses, please fill up the registration form and send it back to us by 7 March 2007.
Email:  info@asianfilmarchive.org
Fax: 6777 3243
Contact Person: Ethan Yeo or Tan Bee Thiam
Tel: 6777 3243

Participants will receive a certificate and lunch will be catered. Therefore, we would appreciate you register by 7 March 2007 for early bird discounts. An acknowledgement email will be sent upon receipt of registration.

Payment should be made by cheque (payable to Asian Film Archive) or GIRO within 30 days upon receipt of invoice. A penalty of the full cost of the workshop(s) will be imposed on participants who registered but did not attend the workshop(s).

View scenes from the previous Film Educators' Workshops and comments from participants.

Comments from participants

“Knowledgeable presenter.”
– Tina Neoh, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

"Good use of films to allow hands-on experience of what is taught." - Chia Kel-Li, River Valley High School

“Good coverage of film issues that can be brought into the classroom.”
– Daniel Chung, Temasek Junior College.

“Well-structured and organised presentation. Concepts are clearly illustrated.”
– Ong Shu Juin, Raffles Girls’ School.

“Good session on how to critique a film” – Lim Meng Kean, Innova Junior College

"Comprehensive and engaging." - Lavanath Shanmugan, Republic Polytechnic.

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