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Symposium on Southeast Asian Digital Cinema

Date: 10th & 11th December 2007
Time: 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library
Registration fee: $20 person (inclusive of lunch and tea for both days)

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Asian Film Archive Presents Symposium on Southeast Asian Digital Cinema is the year-end culmination of the entire Southeast Asian Digital Cinema event. After the months of Cineodeon screenings, Round Table discussions, In Conversation sessions and Inter-school Filmmaking workshops over August to November, what experiences and learning points have been gleaned? How can we engage and involve young people in digital media creation, appreciation, analysis and promotion? How does a grass-roots initiative like Asian Film Archive Presents Southeast Asian Digital Cinema contribute to building a community and promote understanding of Southeast Asia?

The two-day Symposium will feature six selected papers by students who have critically analyzed the societal and cinematic issues raised in some of the digital Asian films. Six short-listed films created during the filmmaking workshops will be screened and judged. Student groups from our screening school partners will also exhibit their publicity campaigns and share their marketing strategies. The papers and projects will be judged by award winning Asian filmmakers, film critics and scholars who will also be speaking during the Symposium. Exciting prizes sponsored by Canon will be awarded to students with the Best Cineodeon Team, Best Film Paper and Best Inter-school Film Project.

The uniqueness of this event lies in the great level of student involvement and participation throughout the SEADC series. Additionally, it is a timely focus on Southeast Asian digital films and filmmakers in light of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN.

This Symposium is organized as part of the ASEAN Information Seminar Series. This Seminar Series is a recurring project under the ASEAN COCI Sub-Committee on Information, and is aimed at enhancing the promoting knowledge and understanding of issues and activities concerning ASEAN.