Industry professionals on composing music, networking, producing, and directing
The Objectifs Short Film Incubator is an initiative presented by Objectifs that focuses on developing short film scripts. The programme is open to Southeast Asian filmmakers working with moving images, and will provide five selected participants with mentorship and a valuable support network as they work on their scripts.
Leong Puiyee, Senior Manager at Objectifs, is the key facilitator for the Short Film Incubator. Momo Film Co is the programme partner for the Objectifs Short Film Incubator.
The following online events by guest speakers are open to the public. Please click on the links below to register.
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with Lindsay Wright
Fri 1 Jul, 8pm – 930pm (SGT) via Zoom REGISTER HERE
Having worked on prominent films and television series like “The Crown” and “This Is Joan Collins”, award-winning composer Lindsay Wright will share what it means to create a visceral and emotional score, and her approach to composing music for documentaries and fiction works.
Lindsay Wright is an award-winning British composer combining traditional practices with experimental techniques. She utilises her skills as a performer and her experience with music technology to create visceral, emotional and enigmatic scores for all genres of visual media. She began her career working as an assistant, programmer and music editor for composers such as Carly Paradis on the Netflix drama series The Innocents and BBC’s Line of Duty; Ben Bartlett on the acclaimed ITV detective series Vera; and Theo Vigden for the second season of the BBC comedy series Hold The Sunset and Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Street.
She has since worked on the music for a variety of television productions and films. Notably, her music for Mudlarks starring Mirren Mack (Sex Education) was nominated for Best Score at the British Short Film Awards. Lindsay was the music editor for the third and fourth series of Netflix’s multi-award-winning drama The Crown, starring Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter. Alongside her colleagues, she was nominated for the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing in a Comedy or Drama Series. She has also edited soundtrack albums for BBC’s Peaky Blinders and Black Earth Rising.
with Kobi Mizrahi and Alemberg Ang
Sat, 2 Jul 6pm – 7.30pm (SGT) via Zoom REGISTER HERE
The importance of building your own community and network in the film world should not be underestimated, as these networks can lead to future collaborations and opportunities.
Oscar-nominated producer Kobi Mizrahi from Israel and Alemberg Ang, a schoolteacher-turned-award-winning producer from the Philippines, will share personal experiences and discuss the value of building one’s own network in their film journey.
Oscar nominated producer Kobi Mizrahi is an alumnus of the EAVE Producers’ Workshop, Emerging Producers Workshop, Amsterdam Post Lab, Nipkow Program Berlin, Berlin talents, Rotterdam producers’ lab and Cannes producers’ network. He opened KM Productions, an Israeli production company focused on creating a true and sustainable relationship with young innovative directors in order to produce both shorts, features, and documentaries.
He has produced multiple award winning films, including feature film The Dive (2018) directed by Yona Rozenkier which won awards at Jerusalem International Film Festival and Locarno, and screened internationally. Kobi also produced Water (2012), an Israeli-Palestinian omnibus project which opened critics’ week in Venice, screened in Busan and won the Amnesty International award. He has also produced multiple winning short films, including White Eye by Tomer Shushan (Oscar Nominee, SXSW Jury Award Winner 2020), Butterflies by Yona Rozenkier (Cannes, Toronto 2019), Open your eyes by Ilay Mevorach (Clermont Ferrand 2018), and Shmama by Miki Polonski (Silver Leopard award, Locarno 2017).
School teacher turned film producer Alemberg Ang’s filmmaking is shaped by his passion for socio-civic issues, and Philippine arts and literature. His films have travelled extensively to festivals in Busan, Torino, Warsaw and Tokyo, among others. He has been invited to the UNESCO International Meeting of Independent Producers, Rotterdam Lab, Berlinale Talents, La Fabrique Cinéma du Monde and EAVE Producers Workshop. His projects have participated at Cinemart, Locarno Open Doors, and the Tribeca Film Institute Network. His most recent projects are Divine Factory, winner of the Docs-in-Progress award at Cannes Docs and the Singapore International Film Festival’s SEA-Doc Grant, and Some Nights I Feel Like Walking, winner of the SEAFIC Prize, Talents Tokyo Next Master’s Program’s development grant and Singapore’s Southeast Asian Co-production Grant.
with Davy Chou and Soros Sukhum
Sat 2 Jul, 8pm – 9.30pm (SGT) via Zoom REGISTER HERE
From pre-production, to co-producing, to the distribution of a film, producing a film is a long journey that can take years. Film producing is often fraught with challenges, from raising money, to finding the right collaborators to getting the film to the right festival or screening platforms. So, how difficult can producing really get? Join us for this candid talk with established producer Soros Sukhum from Thailand, and director/producer Davy Chou from Cambodia as they share about the realities of film producing.
Davy Chou is a filmmaker and producer. He directed the documentary Golden Slumbers (2011), about the birth of Cambodian cinema in the 1960s and its destruction by the Khmer Rouge. In 2016, he directed Diamond Island, which won the SACD Award at Cannes Critics’ Week. His latest feature film, Return To Seoul, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2022, under the Un Certain Regard section. He is one of the founders of Cambodian production company Anti-Archive.
Soros Sukhum is regarded as the most important independent producer working in Thailand. He currently supports a generation of Thai filmmakers including Aditya Assarat, Sivaroj Kongsakul, Anocha Suwichakornpong, and Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. His resume includes numerous prizewinners including Rotterdam Tiger and Busan New Current winners: Wonderful Town (2007), Mundane History (2009), Eternity (2010) and 36 (2012). He recently co-produced award-winning film such as Diamond Island (2016) from Cambodia’s Davy Chou as well as Singapore’s Pop Aye (2017) by Kirsten Tan. as well as Memoria a Columbia-Thai co-production film by Apichatpong Weerasetakul that won a Jury prize at Festival de Cannes 2021.
Soros is the first Thai producer to receive a national Silapathorn Artist Award for Film and
Video from Ministry Culture of Thailand. In 2020 he received a FIAPF Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific Region.
with Martika Ramirez Escobar, moderated by Pom Bunsermvicha
Sun 3 Jul, 8pm – 930pm (SGT) via Zoom REGISTER HERE
What does it mean to have a directorial voice and how does one continue to maintain your vision in a constantly changing world? Award-winning director Martika Ramirez Escobar from the Philippines and director/producer Pom Bunsermvicha from Thailand will discuss their personal filmmaking journeys and the struggles of staying true to their directorial vision.
Martika Ramirez Escobar is a filmmaker-cinematographer based in Manila. After she graduated with honors from the University of the Philippines, her thesis film Stone Heart competed at the 19th Busan International Film Festival and won Best Film at Cinemalaya. She is an alumna of the Berlinale Talents Tokyo, Asian Film Academy, Southeast Asian Film Lab and is a recipient of the Purin Pictures Film Fund. Her first feature film Leonor Will Never Die recently had its world premiere at Sundance, where it won the Special Jury Award for Innovative Spirit. Most of her works are bizarre reflections on her relationship with cinema.
Pom Bunsermvicha is an independent director/producer based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her work, which mostly combines documentary elements with fiction, has been shown at festivals in Southeast Asia and abroad, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Locarno Film Festival, MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and SeaShorts.
How to join the online events:
1. Please register via the links above. You will receive an email with the Zoom link, confirming your spot in the sessions.
2. Objectifs will ‘photograph’ (e.g. screenshots) and audio/video record this online discussion for the purposes of documentation. We require participants to enter the Zoom call using the same name they have registered with so we may check against the registration list. You may subsequently change your username and switch off your device’s camera if you would prefer not to be photographed or recorded. We will make an announcement about this before we start any documentation.
3. Objectifs is committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive space for this online discussion. By registering for this session, participants agree to abide by the following guidelines:
- Treat all people with courtesy and respect.
- Harassment/discrimination of sexual, physical, vocal, emotional or any other nature based on gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religion are not appropriate.