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
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
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
To register for the Nov courses, please fill up the
it back to us by 7 March 2007.
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).
scenes from the previous Film Educators' Workshops and comments from
Comments from participants
– 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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