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Educators Workshop: Film Literacy & Its Application in the Classroom
A workshop on how to decode moving images through an exploration of narrative, filmic techniques and context. Through the use of film clips, educators will learn how to effectively teach film through analysis of key scenes. Prior to the workshop, participants will be given a list of films to view and prepare for discussion, which they can view through the two-month free online access. Read more .
Screening
Charity Screening: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
By Invitation Only
17 July 2010, 10am, Filmgarde Iluma (Bugis)
Make a gift of SGD$50.00 to the Asian Film Archive and be invited to the Asian Film Archive Presents: Charity Screening and a post-screening discussion with filmmaker, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Private Screening of Moon Over Malaya

15 Jan 2011, 7 pm, The Cathay Cineplex (Dhoby Ghaut)
Private screening of the recently restored film, Moon Over Malaya, produced by the Kong Ngee Company in Singapore in 1957.

Screening: Singapore Dreaming
26th Aug 2010, 7.30pm, Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium
Singapore Dreaming is a modern classic tale of a family’s trials and tribulations in their pursuit and aspiration for a better life.

Filmmaker in Focus: Yasmin Ahmad
5th-12th May 2010, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
This retrospective pays a special tribute to the late Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad (1958–2009), who was a discovery of MoMA’s ongoing ContemporAsian film series in 2008.
(Organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, and William Phuan, independent curator, with special thanks to Asian Film Archive.)

Charity Screening: Moon Over Malaya
13 Apr 2010 (Tue) 6:45pm, The Cathay Cineplex (Dhoby Gaut)
World premiere of the newly restored film, Moon Over Malaya, the most acclaimed of the “Nanyang Trilogy,” produced by the Kong Ngee Company in Singapore in 1957. Starring Patrick Tse, Nam Hung and Patsy Kar Ling, the film was made in the golden age of Singapore’s cinema heritage, a time when a locally produced film had a reach and appeal beyond Singapore’s shores.


Spotlight on NUS Alumni filmmakers
13 Mar, 2pm – 9pm, Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium, NUS
In collaboration with Asian Film Archive, The NUS Centre for the Arts and NUS Office of Alumni Relations will be screening works from two NUS alumni filmmakers Sherman Ong (NUS Alumnus – Law)and Lei Yuan Bin (NUS Alumnus – Sociology).


Short Films from Asia
5 Mar 2010, 8pm, UCC Hall
In collaboration with Asian Film Archive
  • Butterflies Has No Memories by Lav Diaz
  • Lost in the Mountain by Hong Sang-soo
  • Everyday Everyday by Tan Chui Mui
  • A Letter for Uncle Boonmee by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Block B by Christopher Chong



Me and My Friend
14th December 2009, 7:15pm, GV Grand, Great World City
In observance of the 2009 International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December, the Asian Film Archive has worked with MARUAH to curate a series of Southeast Asian short films for a screening to promote an understanding of disability issues and facilitate the integration of persons with disabilities within communities.

Escape Of Silence
12 Sep 2009, Samillo Changgo Theatre, Seoul 
The Asian Film Archive presents a Singapore programme at the Experimental Film And Video Festival in Seoul (EXiS). From silence and quietness, the films envelope lyrical musicality before exploding into rantings of punk and rock.

The Rainbow Troops by Riri Riza
27 August 2009, 7:30pm, Shaw Foundation Auditorium, Free
Commemorate ASEAN Day by joining us at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House to watch The Rainbow Troops (Laskar Pelangi), a heart warming feature film by well-known Indonesian director, Riri Riza. Register here.

Kaki Bakar at the National Museum of Singapore
Tue, 14 Jul 2009, 7.30pm , Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore
Kaki Bakar, an Indonesian film known in English as The Arsonist, was screened at the Gallery Theatre of the National Museum of Singapore as part of it’s World Cinema Series.

ASEAN Films at Pre U Seminar
28 May 2008 
3 ASEAN films – Sepet by Yasmin Ahmad, The Blossoming of Maximos Oliveros by Auraeus Solito, and Joni’s Promise by Joko Anwar, were shown to about 600 students from local junior colleges and polytechnics at the Pre-U Seminar 2008.

Cineodeon Screenings: Singapore Documentarians
16-19 Oct 2007
A showcase of the burgeoning group of Singapore documentarians.

Cineodeon Screenings: Miles Films
1-5 Oct 2007
A showcase of the most versatile digital film group from Southeast Asia.

Cineodeon Screenings: Thaiindie
18-21 Sep 2007
A showcase on the film collective of more than 25 Thai independent filmmakers.

Cineodeon Screenings: Da Huang Pictures
4-8 Sep 2007
A showcase of films from the most acclaimed digital film production company in Southeast Asia.

Cineodeon Screenings: Filmless Films
4-8 Sep 2007
A showcase of films from the“Che Guevara of the Digital Revolution”.

Retrospective of Rajendra Gour
25 Aug 2007, Sat, 2pm
A retrospective screening of a pioneer independent Singapore filmmaker in the 60s and 70s. Screening will be followed with a QnA with the filmmaker, Rajendra Gour. 

Secondary School by Tammy Cheung
30 Mar 2007, Fri, 3-5pm
Critically acclaimed director Tammy Cheung chronicles the daily lives of two prestigious secondary schools in Hong Kong. Employing the Direct Cinema approach, it observes the Hong Kong education system at close range.

The Silent Women in Ozu, Naruse and Mizoguchi
Yasujiro Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi are known as some of the greatest filmmakers in Japanese Cinema; some regard them as the greatest filmmakers ever lived.

Painkiller for My Foreign Body
4 Mar 2007, Sun, 4pm
London

A Showcase of Singapore Film and Video (1967-2007)

Honouring Rajendra Gour
16 Jan 2007, 10.30am
A true independent filmmaker, Mr Gour has been using his savings to make 16mm films in the 60-70s.
Workshop
Educators' Workshop: Images of Women in Asian Films :: A Conversation on Gender
1st June 2011, 9:30am. MPH room, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (Clark Quay)
This workshop seeks to explore connections between images of women in Asian Films, perspectives on gender, and outlooks toward women that emerge as a result.

Asian Film Archive Presents Apichatpong Weerasethakul Masterclass
17 Jan 2011, 3-6pm. NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia
Award-winning filmmaker and artist, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will deliver a masterclass in Singapore.

Educators Workshop: Film Literacy & Its Application in the Classroom
30th Nov 2010, 9am. MPH room, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (Clark Quay)
A workshop on how to decode moving images through an exploration of narrative, filmic techniques and context. Participants will get a two-month free online access to more than 300 films.

Bitesize: Understanding Singapore Cinema
19th June 2010, 2pm. Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
A talk that explores the origins of Singapore Cinema along with the artistic and cultural achievements of key Singapore filmmakers.

Educators Workshop: Documentary Reality in Contemporary Cinema
1 June 2010 (Mon), 9:00am – 1:00pm , Hall 1, Filmgarde Cineplex at Iluma
This workshop aims to shed light on a revival of neorealism in cinema today, where fiction films employ documentary techniques, using non-professional actors, and which are often regarded to seem more real than reality itself.

Educators Workshop: Film Literacy
31 May 2010 (Mon), 9:00am – 1:00pm , Hall 1, Filmgarde Cineplex at Iluma
This workshop is particularly relevant to educators who teach English, Literature, Visual/Media Communication and Cultural Studies. Participants will be coached on how to decode moving images through an exploration of narrative, filmic techniques and context.

Film Archiving Workshop
01, 08, 15, 22 Dec 2009 (Tue) 9:00am – 1:00pm , National Archives of Singapore
This workshop is an introduction to the preservation of film heritage. It will provide an overview on the fundamentals of what distinguishes a film archive from a library or museum.

Bitesize: Appreciating Film 101 by Asian Film Archive
Sat, 6 Jun 2009
2pm, Esplanade Bay Room Conducted by the Archive’s Executive Director Tan Bee Thiam, this session will expose participants to Asian cinema with a focus on national film histories and pan-Asian film genres. A brief summary of cinema in China, Japan and India will provide participants with a sense of Asian cinematic traditions.

Educators Workshop: Critical Approaches to Understanding Singapore Cinema
05 June 2009 (Fri)
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

This workshop examines the range of critical possibilities within Singapore’s politics, economy, and society through close reading of films by established local directors.

Educators Workshop: Exploring Fact and Fiction Through Film
04 June 2009 (Thu), National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
This workshop explores the distinctions between fiction and non-fiction film genres and how these strategies can be applied to various learning outcomes in Language Arts. 

Educators’ Workshop: Singapore Culture and Identity Through its Films
18 March 2009 (Wednesday),
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

This workshop will demonstrate how films can be used as resources for teachers to explore the various themes of National Education

Educators’ Workshop: Introduction to Film Literacy
17 March 2009 (Tuesday),
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

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.

Educators’ Workshop: Exploring Film Genres
16 March 2009 (Monday)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
How do we define genre? When is a film a genre film? How do we categorize films into genres? These are just some of the questions which will be addressed in this workshop.

Educators’ Workshop: Theatre, Film, Fact and Fiction: Exploring Interdisciplinary Connections in Language Arts
19 November 2008 (Wednesday),
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

The infamous Parker-Hulme Murder Case that shocked New Zealand in 1954 will be used as a case in point to illustrate how it can be effectively explored via historical texts and in film art.

Educators’ Workshop: Advanced Film Literacy
18 November 2008 (Tuesday),
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

a follow-up to the Film Literacy course that introduced educators to the use of films in the classroom to decode moving images.

Educators’ Workshop: Film Philosophy as a Pedagogical Tool
17 November 2008 (Monday),
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

This workshop will explore ways in which film can be used as a vehicle for the study of philosophy.

Educators’ Workshop: Understanding Chinese Culture Through Cinema (in Chinese)
29 May 2008 (Thursday), National Library
This workshop conducted in Chinese-language will explore two classic Chinese films to strengthen participants understanding and use of Chinese films as teaching resources.

Educators’ Workshop on Storytelling for Film
28 May 2008 (Wednesday), Singapore Management University
This workshop is an initiation into the craft of telling stories through film.

Educators’ Workshop on Film Literacy
27 May 2008 (Tuesday), Singapore Management University
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.

Educators' Workshop: Film Literacy
10 Mar 2008, 9am - 1pm
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.

Filmmaking Workshop with Miles Films
8-9 Oct 2007, The Puttnam School of Film, LASALLE College of the Arts (for invited students only)

Filmmaking Workshop with Thaiindie
24-25 Sep 2007, Centre for the Arts, National University of Singapore. (for invited students only).

Filmmaking Workshop with Da Huang Pictures
6-7 Sep 2007, School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Poly. (for invited students only).

Filmmaking Workshop with Filmless Films
27-28 Aug 2007, School of Art, Design, Media, Nanyang Technological University. (for invited students only).

Film & Language Arts: Strategies for Integration
20 and 21 Jun 2007, 9am - 1pm
This workshop will centre on strategies for integrating the study of film into Language Arts in order to foster language competence in an interdisciplinary context.

Understanding Singapore Through Comedies of P.Ramlee and Jack Neo
18 Jun 2007, 9am - 1pm
This workshop will analyse the comedies of P. Ramlee and Jack Neo and what they reveal about the historical, political and cultural environments they are products of.

Film & Language Arts: Strategies for Integration
13 Mar 2007, 9am - 6pm
This workshop will centre on strategies for integrating the study of film into Language Arts in order to foster language competence in an interdisciplinary context.

Film Literacy
12 Mar 2007, 2pm - 6pm
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.

带电影进课室
12 Mar 2007, 9am - 1pm
课程将解开电影说故事的密码,将电影如何使用“文法”串联起“影像的句子”,释放出故事内蕴的含义。

Intercultural Shakespeare on Film
26 Jan 2007, 2pm - 6pm
This workshop will examine how Shakespeare’s plays – namely, the tragedies Macbeth, King Lear and Othello - have been wholly transformed and reinvented via the medium of film in a variety of socio-cultural contexts.

Asian Horror - Constructing Horror and Suspense
24 Jan 2007, 2:30pm - 6:30pm
This workshop introduces educators to the development of the Asian horror genre, and methods of using horror films to teach critical reading and narrative styles.
Others
Asian Film Archive Presents: In Conversation with Berlin International Film Festival Programmers
24 August 2011, 3-4:30pm, library@esplanade
Join us in a dialogue with the film programmers of the Berlin International Film Festival and find out more about the complex and under-examined process of film festival programming.

In Conversation with Filmmakers
Come join us in a gathering of filmmakers and film enthusiasts as the Asian Film Archive answers all your questions concerning your films and how you can ensure they are saved.

Launch of Singapore Shorts Vol. 2 DVD
Read about the launch of the new Asian Film Archive Collection: Singapore Shorts Vol.2 DVD!

Cineodeon 2008
12 July – 31 August 2008 A youth-led cinema chain showcasing films from the Asian Film Archive Collection.

Symposium on Singapore Cinema
20 September 2008, Singapore Management University
Find out the results of the Asian Film Archive Young Jury Awards and read papers presented at the Symposium on Singapore Cinema

In Conversation with Paolo Bertolin
14, 21, 28 June 2008 (Saturday), The Substation
Film festival programming is a complex and under-examined process. How are films selected and what are the considerations of film programmers when deciding on films for their festivals?

Asian Film Archive Presents: Southeast Asian Digital Cinema
20 Aug - 21 Oct 2007
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN, five digital filmmaking groups from Southeast Asia will be showcased. Each film group will be the focus of a fortnightly series of events, comprising of screenings, a round table discussion, dialogue session with the filmmaker and a two-day filmmaking workshop.

Round Table Discussion with Khavn de la Cruz, Tan Chui Mui, Thunska Pansittivorakul, Riri Riza and Singapore Documentarians
Aug-Oct 2007, Asia Research Institute (NUS, Bukit Timah campus), Free

Directing Asia: In Conversation with Khavn de la Cruz, Tan Chui Mui, Thunska Pansittivorakul, Riri Riza and Singapore Documentarians
Aug-Oct 2007, Library @ Esplanade, Free

In Conversation with Ray Edmondson
12 May 2007, Sat, 3.30-5.30pm
A free-form discussion with one of the most respected and knowledgeable audiovisual archivist, on issues and concerns that audiovisual archivists in our region are faced with. 

MOU Signing (Asian Film Archive, National Library Board and Singapore Film Commission)
A new partnership to bring greater public access to our film collection.

Royston's Shorts
Online resource on Royston Tan's short films.

Forum on Asian Cinema Social Memory on Film
To bring a greater critical awareness to the general public of ways of understanding cinema, the forum consists of nine panel sessions cover issues concerning film education, criticism, heritage, trends and industry in Asia, with experts in these areas sharing their views.  

Retrospective on Eric Khoo
Online resource on Eric Khoo.

Retrospective on Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Online resource on Pen-Ek Ratanaruang.
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