Teamwork Production to organise festival for first time filmmakers in Singapore

MUMBAI: Teamwork Production has announced that the first edition of its Asian Festival of 1st Films (AFFF) event will be held in Singapore from 23-30 November 2005.

Planned as an annual feature, this Film & Documentary Festival will celebrate excellence of first time producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, actors and documentary makers from the Asian diaspora.

To be held in Singapore as an event of the Asia Media Festival, the seven-day festival will provide a stage for emerging Asian film talent to excel on an international platform.

The festival comprises of a competition segment and a non-competition programme. It aims to recognise talent in eight categories: Film (Producer); Director; Cinematographer; Actress; Actor; Writer; Documentary and Director of Documentary.

The competition is open to film and documentary makers of Asian origin, spanning 7 continents and 152 countries of the world. The films can include any Asian language and should enter the competition as a world premiere and must not have been released commercially outside the country of its origin.

An eminent selection committee comprising reputed filmmakers, critics and documentary producers will view submissions and select up to 56 films for the festival of which 32 will be in the competition section. Further a jury of film and documentary personalities will be invited to the festival to judge the best in each category.

The festival partners include Media Development Authority of Singapore; Golden Village Singapore Film Society; Asia Media Market – Reed Midem.

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