Certified Dead —The Singapore Premiere at Great World City

I was so amazed to learn that it was shot over the weekends for 7 months with slightly more than $40K from the public fund raising.

Someone asked if all the crew members were paid in full rates, what will be the actual cost then?

“$350K!” Claimed Marrie Lee, the director and screenwriter for this interesting film, CERTIFIED DEAD which has been just screened for its Singapore Premiere at the Great World City.

I wouldn’t think that it had been a phobia for the director to do the shoot over so many weekends, and merely weekends to keep the momentum going, for what Marrie had said, she is apparently not going to do it again for her next film production in such long period.

In anyhow, the story was very interesting. Congratulations.

《鑑定死亡》是本地資深影視工作者兼導演編劇的Marrie Lee的嘔心瀝血之作。

她「心有餘悸」地說,當時輕度中風,她不再下定決心,這部戲也不知道什麼時候下筆。

坦白說,讓她不心生恐懼再次以七個月的週末完成拍攝另一部影片,那是不可能的,「我也不會再做這樣的安排⋯⋯」這位我初次見面的女導演儘管已在兩年前完成了《鑑定死亡》這部戲,但臉上依然寫滿了當年拍片時的誠惶誠恐。

劇本不錯,儘管瑕疵不少,值得一看。

Submissions now OPEN for FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival 2018

FEST 2018: Film Submission Period is open!

We start off FEST 2018 with two good news:  

The first one is a calendar note: In 2018, FEST will take place as usual in Espinho from the 18th to the 25th of June

Also, it is with great pleasure we announce that the Film Submission Period for FEST 2018 is officially open 

As usual we are accepting films under the following formats:

A) Fiction and Non-Fiction feature films (minimum length is 55 minutes) from directors who are on their first or second feature length project, regardless of age.

B) Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Experimental Short films (up to 54 minutes of duration) from directors up to the age of 30 (including) at the end of the production.

Submission Process
The Film Submission process consists on 3 stages 

1. Read the Film Submission Rules and Regulations for FEST 2018.

http://site.fest.pt/media/26229/rules-2018.pdf

2. Fill in the Film Submission Form. (as complete as possible)

http://site.fest.pt/en/new-directors-new-films/film-submission-form-2018/

3. Proceed to the respective payment of the Submission Fees

http://site.fest.pt/en/new-directors-new-films/submission-fees-2018/

The final deadline for submissions is the 4th of March 2018, at midnight. 

ABOUT THE EVENT

FEST New Directors | New Films Festival is focused on creating a space for up-and-coming filmmakers to show and promote their work, to develop their skills, offering new opportunities, and the chance to develop new audiences for independent cinema.

The festival is divided into several categories, competitive and non-competitive, with 2 main award categories:

Short films by filmmakers up to the age of 30 (Silver Lynx competition); and

Features from directors who are on their first or second production, regardless of their age (Golden Lynx competition).

NEXXT is a competitive section dedicated to student films, co-programmed in partnerships with universities from around the world.

The festival also hosts several non-competitive sections, such Flavours of the World (focusing each year on specific countries), Be Kind Rewind (a retrospective section) and FESTinha (proposing screenings and activities for the younger viewers).

When and Where?
The event will take place between the 18th and 25th of June 2018 in Espinho, a beachside city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto along the sea coastline.

FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is nowadays one of the most important cultural events in Portugal, a great opportunity and an excellent forum for the new Filmmakers who wishes to establish himself in this industry.
 
Running parallel to the Festival, we also host the FEST Industry Meetings (for one on one meeting with Film Producers), FEST – Training Ground (A high level film training program) and FEST – Pitching Forum, that connects filmmakers with producers and financiers.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Formats and Limitations
As usual we are accepting films under the following formats:

A) Fiction and Non-Fiction feature films (minimum length is 55 minutes) from directors who are on their first or second feature length project, regardless of age.

B) Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Experimental Short films (up to 54 minutes of duration) from directors up to the age of 30 (including) at the end of the production.

Submissions will only be considered complete and valid after the confirmation of the payment of a fee of 8 euros for Feature films and 4 euros for Short films
 
This final deadline for submissions is the 4th of March 2018, at midnight.
 
Submission Process
To complete the submission process please read first our rules and regulations

http://site.fest.pt/en/new-directors-new-films/film-submissions-2018/

You can choose between one of the many submission options. Please do not submit the same work in more then one option.
 

Online submissions


You can find our own submission form

http://site.fest.pt/en/new-directors-new-films/film-submissions-2018/

Please fill in all the categories as completely as possible.

As an alternative you can use one of our partner platforms

FilmFreeway
https://filmfreeway.com

Click for Festivals,
https://www.clickforfestivals.com

Fest Home
https://festhome.com

Film Festival Life
http://www.filmfestivallife.com

using the appropriate buttons bellow.

If you have any questions please email us back at

fest@fest.pt
Subject: FEST 2017 Question

Looking forward to hearing from you!

CHANGES IN FUNDING PROGRAMMES FOR TALENT ASSISTANCE SCHEME  

FAQ: IMDA Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant
Cross Sector
Extracted from Six Degrees website

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS :
 
CHANGES IN FUNDING PROGRAMMES FOR TALENT ASSISTANCE SCHEME  

In a recent review of IMDA’s talent development programmes for the industry, the following guidelines are to be applied to applications for Talent Assistance training grants:
 
Definition and Eligibility Criteria of Media Freelancers  

To better identify media freelancers who qualify for IMDA Talent Assistance Scheme’s training grants, from 1 June 2017 media freelancers are defined as those who meet all of the following criteria:

    *A person who does not enjoy regular employment salaries and benefits, or who operates his/her own media content service business or trade without employing other workers.

Specifically, this definition includes individuals who take on
–      Ad-hoc media projects on a part-time basis when available; or
–      Concurrent multiple media projects for different clients,
*  This person negotiates his/her terms and benefits with their clients and can either operate as individuals or have an ACRA-registered entity such as sole proprietorships, and,
*  The person must show evidence of being contracted in at least one freelance media project in the past six months  
 
Change in the Funding Quantum of Training Allowance for Media Freelancers  

From 1 June 2017, media freelancers (as defined above) would be eligible for IMDA’s Training Allowance of up to $6,500 per financial year (from 1 April to 31 March) when they take time to attend media training courses, locally or overseas, to upgrade their skills. The funding quantum per hour remains unchanged which is $7.50 per hour.  
 
Change in the Funding Quantum of Specialised Training Grants for Media Manpower
 
In addition, from 1 September 2017, media professionals working in companies registered as Media under the Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC), and media freelancers would receive funding of 90% course fee (excluding GST), up to $2,500 for each course they attend from the IMDA’s list of courses. There is no cap on the number of courses each individual can attend in a year.  
Furthermore, if they wish to attend short overseas specialist media courses not found in Singapore or for skills needed by the industry, they may apply for funding support defray part of the costs for the course fees, airfare and living expenses, capped at $15,000 per financial year (from 1 April to 31 March).  
 
For more information, please contact Six Degrees at grants@sixdegrees.asia  
 

Gregory Spoke About The Course

We made him sketched his body and moved around in the class at times.

It was what happened when Gregory Fred Perry attended our course early this year.

He was a very committed guy even during his tight schedule sleepless nights, turned up on time in the next morning classes.

We made him sketched his body and moved around in the class at times. It was what happened when Gregory Fred Perry attended our course early this year.He was a very committed guy even during his tight schedule sleepless nights, turned up on time in the next morning classes.

Posted by SGMP Film Production and Management Course on Tuesday, 1 August 2017