BE A FILM CURATOR LECTURE SERIES
The act of programming films for film festivals or a film programme not only involves the understanding of cinema, but also the context of what is involved in terms of the theme, flow and lineup. In this seminar series, film programmers David Lee (Chinese Film Festival), Sam I-Shan (Southeast Asian Film Festival) and Zhang Wenjie (Singapore International Film Festival), talked about their ideals on what makes a good film programme and the process they go through while planning a meaningful one. The seminars were delivered in Feb 2015 at Objectifs, and excerpts from the series can be found below.
I. DAVID LEE
The 1st session featured David Lee (Vice Chairman, Singapore Film Society) sharing about the programming for the Chinese Film Festival and how the Singapore Film Society programme films for the various film programmes that they organise. Excerpts of the 1 hour 30 min seminar are featured in this video.
II. SAM I-SHAN
The 2nd session featured Sam I-Shan (Curator, Singapore Art Museum) sharing about programming for the Singapore Art Museum and the Southeast Asian Film Festival. Excerpts of the 1 hour 30 min seminar are featured in this video.
III. ZHANG WENJIE
The 3rd session featured Zhang Wenjie (Festival Director, Singapore International Film Festival) sharing about programming for the Singapore International Film Festival, National Museum of Singapore Cinematheque’s programme and The Substation Moving Images. Excerpts of the 1 hour 30 min seminar are featured in this video.
Be a Film Curator is supported by Watch Local, an initiative by the Singapore Film Commission and industry to drive local appreciation and support of Singapore films.