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Film Critics Lab: A Writing Mentorship Programme
25 Nov - 16 Mar
*SCAPE The TreeTop and Various Locations

Are you interested in receiving complimentary movie tickets and earn money when your articles are published on local film websites?

Take the next step by submitting your application for our 4-month mentorship programme. Get personalised one-on-one guidance from industry veterans to refine your abilities in crafting film reviews, commentaries, and interviews. Explore a diverse array of films, programmes, and festivals, and establish connections with fellow cinema enthusiasts and writers, all with the shared goal of promoting a deeper appreciation of cinema in Singapore.

Film Critics Lab: A Writing Mentorship Programme,
25 November 2023 to 16 March 2024

Register by 6 November 2023

Programme Details:

 17 November 2023  Selected mentees to be confirmed  
25 November 2023
2pm – 5pm 
 Onboarding / Workshop #1  (Physical Session @ *SCAPE The TreeTop) 
16 December 2023
2pm – 5pm  
 Workshop #2  (Physical Session @ *SCAPE Gallery) 
16 March 2024
2pm – 5pm 
 Finale screening + debrief  (Physical Session @ *SCAPE Gallery) 
31 March 2024  All articles published 

Mentee Deliverables: Each mentee is required to submit 4 opinion pieces over the 4 months. 


Photo Eternality Tan Eternality Tan 

ET is the Vice-Chair and Programming Director of the Singapore Film Society where he organises film festivals and regular year-round screenings. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Film Studies at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information (NTU), DigiPen Singapore Institute of Technology, Nanyang Polytechnic and Shelton College International. In addition, he is the Managing Director of The Filmic Eye, a film and education consultancy that has worked with *SCAPE, National Arts Council and numerous schools. ET is a prolific film critic with over 15 years of experience, having written more than 2,600 reviews on his award-winning site: He was previously a Film Analyst as part of Netflix’s Contingent Talent. He holds a Master of Education from the National Institute of Education, furthering his passion for melding film and education together. 

Jolie Fan Jolie Fan 

Jolie is a writer, journalist, curator, and cultural studies researcher working at the intersection of film criticism, scholarly investigation, and film programming. Multitudinal and a lover of the peripheral, her research focuses on the political economy of Southeast Asia and transnational encounters of culture as mediated by power relations and canon formations. Her essays and criticisms have appeared in EasternKicks, Duart, the Asian Film Archive, Sinema and a peer-reviewed journal at Journalism (SAGE). She was selected as a journalism fellow at the Udine Far East Film Festival 2022 for an all-expenses paid fellowship in Italy and as a film critic at the Singapore International Film Festival’s Youth Critics Programme. Previously, she was the festival director and film programmer of the 2022 and 2021 editions of the Perspectives Film Festival respectively and a film programmer for the Asian Film Archive. She has been awarded the Regional Winner in the category of Film, Music & Theatre at the Global Undergraduate Awards 2021 for her essays and was nominated as her cohort’s Valedictorian at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). 

Photo Matthaeus Choo Matthaeus Choo 

Matthaeus was the lead content writer for Sinema.SG — an independent online publication supporting local filmmakers and promoting film literacy and Asian cinema — where he managed the website’s editorial direction. In 2022, he served as a Mentor in the inaugural Film Critics Lab. Matthaeus brings with him three years of experience in content creation across print and new media, and is currently a public relations professional based in Singapore. Whenever he isn’t caught up in his obsession for lost media, he fights for everyone’s right to be weird — just as much as he knows there is someone out there who will fight for his. 

Register by 6 November 2023