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Programme Schedule

Asian Film Archive Presents
Symposium on Singapore Cinema
Date: 20 September 08 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: Singapore Management University, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
8.30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:10am Opening Address
9:10am – 10.30am Panel Discussion on Singapore Cinema

a) Kenneth Tan (Director, Singapore Film Commission)
b) Kenneth Paul Tan (Author, Cinema and Television in Singapore: Resistance in One Dimension)
c) Sun Koh (Executive Producer, Lucky 7)

Chair: Mr. Tan Bee Thiam (Executive Director, Asian Film Archive)
10.30am – 11:00am Tea Break
11:00am – 12.30pm

Presentation of Best Film Papers (Pre-Tertiary)

  1. 12 Storeys by Jasvin Wuu, Dunman High School
  2. Examination of the Family in Singapore Film by Goh Shunjie, Dunman High School

Presentation of Best Film Papers (Tertiary)

  1. The Singapore Heartland: The Performing Identities of Local Landscapes by Eleine Ng, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  2. 881: The Postmodern Musical by Natasha Zhao, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Judges: Professor Chua Beng Huat, Mr. Stefan Shih, Mr. Yong Shu Chiang
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3:15pm Presentation by Finalists of Best Cineodeon Team (Pre-Tertiary)
  1. Through The Looking Glass: The Dichotomy Between Two, Dunman High School (Senior High)
  2. Of Love and Literature, Hwa Chong Institution (High School)
  3. Not 881, Not Money No Enough - But it’s Singaporean!, Shuqun Secondary School
  4. MRT: Rail to Reel Life, Singapore Chinese Girls' School and Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Secondary (Toa Payoh)
 Presentation by Finalists of Best Cineodeon Team (Tertiary)
  1. The Eagle Eye of Great Film, Institute of Technical Education, College East
  2. Nothing Special - Just A Cup of Passion, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University
  3. The Significant Dollar: An Occupation Of Singaporean Films, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Judges: Mr. William Phuan, Mr. Lau Chee Nien, Mr. Victric Thng
3:15pm – 3.45pm Tea Break
3.45pm – 4:45pm Asian Film Archive
Young Jury Awards Ceremony
4:45pm – 5:00pm Closing Address
5:00pm – 6:00pm Prize Presentation


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