More Than Watching Films at Perspectives Film Festival

by Dominic Teo
September 25, 2015 by Dominic Teo

More Than Watching Films at Perspectives Film Festival

Perspectives Film Festival will be held from 15 – 18th of October and features a diverse and varied lineup of films being screened at the National Museum of Singapore. However, the fascinating films are not the only reason you should be excited for Perspectives Film Festival, here are 3 other reasons to get excited!

1. Bringing Your Characters To Life: An Animation Masterclass with Martin Rosen (17 Oct, Fri)

Film enthusiasts and aspiring film directors will have an incredibly rare opportunity to meet and learn from an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Martin Rosen who you may recognize as the director of Watership Down (1978). Check out the trailer below!

In this masterclass, Martin Rosen will talk about his experience with Watership Down and give us tips on how to bring a 2D drawing into a living, breathin (albeit animated) character. At times, an animated character and his/her story can feel more real, more alive than life itself, but at times it can also feel dull and flat so what’s the secret to Martin Rosen’s success?

The event will take place during PFF itself on 17 Oct, after which Watership Down is also being screened & festival goers will be treated to a post-screening dialogue with Rosen himself who will share his experiences as well as answer any questions you may have for him. That PFF managed to get such an acclaimed director to attend is a real treat for all film enthusiasts alike, so don’t waste such a rare opportunity!

2. Student Programs at the Cannes Festival International du Film: A talk by Michael Bremer (18 Oct, Sat)

Michael Bremer currently holds the position of Director of Student Programmes at the American Pavilion and he will be here to speak about opportunities for professionals and students keen to find out more about the industry. This is the perfect opportunity for people who love film yet understand that perhaps being an actor/actress or even director/producer is currently out of the realm of possibility. The film industry is full of different opportunities for many different people with innumerable different talents, so come on down to the National Museum of Singapore (Level 2 Seminar Rooms) on 18 October (Sat) from 11.30am – 12.30pm!

3. Transitions as a Filmmaker: A Talk by Wee Li Lin (3 Oct, Sat)

This is a pre-festival event, where prominent Singaporean filmmaker, Wee Li Lin will talk about her passion as a filmmaker and the tightrope she walks between practical considerations and passion on either side. She will also talk about her filmmaking journey and her progressions from shorts to feature films.

Wee Li Lin’s films have reached a wide international audience, travelling to prestigious festivals such as the Tribeca Film Festival, the Cairo International Film Festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film Festival. Her feature film Forever (2010) was nominated for a Grand Jury Award at the Guam International Film Festival. In 2011, Li Lin earned an honorary award for her commitment to local filmmaking at The Substation’s Singapore Short Film Awards.

Attendance is free but pretty limited so register here now! The talk will be held at library@esplanade from 6.30 – 7.30pm, see you there!

Wee Li Lin Perspectives Film Festival

Photo taken from Perspectives Film Festival!

Do take the time to visit Perspectives Film Festival’s website here to check out the amazing films that they have lined up for you and of course catch a film or 2 or perhaps all 7!



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