Educators' Workshop
Advanced Film Literacy
This workshop is a follow-up to the Film Literacy course that introduced educators to the use of films in the classroom to decode moving images. With reference to scripts and film clips, participants will be led through exercises that examine and explore the creative possibilities and processes through which films are made. How are textual materials translated into audio-visual screen experience? How do filmmakers use film styles and editing techniques to create narratives and meaning? How are time and space conceptualised and manipulated in cinema? Using Bordwell's Historical Poetics of Cinema, this workshop will investigate the principles according to which films are constructed and how and why these principles have evolved.

Tan Bee Thiam leads and directs the Asian Film Archive as its executive director. After backpacking in China and India, he founded the Archive as a non-governmental institution with the mission to save, explore and share the art of Asian Cinema. At the Nanyang Technological University, he lectures on Asian Film History and is the author of a forthcoming book chapter, An Independent Spirit: Images of Resistance in Key Contemporary Singapore Films. He is the curator-producer of the well-received Asian Film Archive Collection: Singapore Shorts and Royston's Shorts DVD anthologies. He has sat on the jury panels of international film festivals in Berlin, Locarno and Hawaii. A filmmaker and photographer, his works have won awards such as the Best Photo Essay at the US-ASEAN Film & Photography Festival.

“(I like the) focus on Asian cinema and explanation of some basic concepts.” - Chng Soke Wang, Anglo-Chinese Junior College

“ (I like the) analysis of various films and a discussion on teaching of techniques and film appreciation.” - Sylvia Ang, First Toa Payoh Secondary School

“The hands-on segment was very useful. It also allowed participants to interact (even though time was a constraint) and share ideas. (I also like the) interaction with the instructor.” - Norfudlana Mayatim, Broadrick Secondary School
18 Nov 2008 (Tues)
9:00am – 5:00pm

$180 ($160 for early bird discount, incl. lunch & tea break)

National Volunteer & Philantrophy Centre


Venue: MPH2, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)
The Central, #04-88, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817

To register, please fill up the registration form  and send it back to us.
Register by 1 November 2008 to qualify 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 Jean Hair
Tel: 6777 3243

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).

Check out the 2 other workshops being held in November 2008:
Film as a Pedagogical Tool and Exploring Interdisciplinary Connections in Language Arts

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