Women in Film & Photography Public Programme

21 Oct to 29 Nov 2015 
All the public programmes are free and take place at Objectifs. Pre-registration required to info@objectifs.com.sg.

The Women in Film & Photography Showcase at Objectifs is a tribute to the artists, photographers and filmmakers who have created works that tell stories with impact, break boundaries and inspire us.

In this edition, we turn our focus to Asia and will be presenting the works of 25 Asian women photographers and filmmakers. The showcase, while by no means a complete survey of the region, provides an insight into some of the concerns of women artists. The stories we share reflect the diversity and complexity of issues and themes explored by Asian women photographers and filmmakers in recent years.

20 OCT (TUE)
730PM to 9PM 

In conversation: Yumi Goto and Emmeline Yong
Curator Yumi Goto talks about photo festivals and grants, editing projects and portfolios, marketing yourself. In conversation with AWPS co-presenter and Objectifs Director, Emmeline Yong.

Yumi Goto is an independent photography curator, editor, researcher and consultant who focuses on the development of cultural exchanges that transcend borders. She collaborates with local and international artists who live and work in areas affected by conflict, natural disasters, social problems, human rights abuses and women’s issues. She often works with human rights advocates, international and local NGOs, humanitarian organizations and is a nominator and juror for international photographic organisations, festivals and events. She is now based in Tokyo and is a co-founder and curator of the Reminders Photography Stronghold. Yumi is the curator for the Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase.

21 OCT (WED)
530PM to 7PM

In conversation: Pimpaka Towira and Yuni Hadi
Filmmaker Pimpaka Towira talks about her journey as one of the first female Thai directors to be recognised in the international film festival circuit. In conversation with Yuni Hadi, Executive Director for the Singapore International Film Festival and Objectifs Director.

Pimpaka Towira is the first female Thai director to be noticed by international viewers and critics. International acclaim came with her feature debut One Night Husband. Towira writes, directs and produces all her films. She has been invited as a jury member for many film festivals and won the Silapathorn Award (an honour for Thai contemporary artists) in 2009, presented by the Ministry of Culture in Thailand.

730PM to 930PM
Opening Reception for Women in Film & Photography

22 OCT (THU)
530pm to 730pm

Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase Artist Talk
Artist presentation by international photographers Lim Paik Yin, Nadia Jasmine Mahfix, Amak Mahmoodian, Nafise Motlaq, Wawi Navarozza, Prarunya Prapasai, Hannah Reyes, Dennese Victoria and Zhang Lijie, and Singaporean photographers Geraldine Kang, Liu Ying and Bernice Wong.