Events & Activities

NYFA 2017 WEEKEND (30 June and 1 July) seeks to bring outreach and awareness of the film and media industry in Singapore to a new scale with a series of talks, workshops and screenings of previous NYFA-winning films.

As part of SHINE Festival 2017, the event hopes to encourage more youths to engage in various aspects of film-making, as well as to inspire through enriching media touch points by our industry partners. These activities also aim to reverse the common understanding of Singapore’s film and media industry through creative activities that are interactive and niche.

30 June 2017, Friday


1900-2100hrs DART Sessions

Also known as Director’s Actors Round Table, DART is an open discussion between directors and actors on best practices regarding casting, rehearsals and production. Kamil will also facilitate a “speed-dating” session between directors and actors where each pair will have three minutes to meet, chat make an impression. This would work in favour for both parties so directors can have the opportunity to meet actors and vice versa.

Sign up here:

Kamil Haque, Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity


1 July 2017, Saturday

Arena (in Media Hub), Level 5

1000-1040hrs Fireside Chat

LIFE BEYOND SCHOOL: How I survived in the Commercial World

Join NYFA Alumnus Rachel Liew (Lighting & Camera) and Tan Wei Ting (Writing, Sound & Editing) in a heart-to-heart talk as they candidly share their experiences transitioning from school to industry.

Sign up here:

Rachel Liew, NYFA Alumni

Tan Wei Ting, NYFA Alumni

1400-1600hrs Workshop

Editing and Colour Grading Demo with DaVinci Resolve 14

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s most popular solution for high end color correction in feature films, episodic television and commercials.

With the addition of a powerful set of next generation editing features, users have the benefit of an end-to-end workflow in one software. This demo will take you through the editing and trimming tools for both creative and online editing work, and also colour grading tools that will let you manipulate light and color in breathtaking ways that will complement and help tell your story.

Sign up here:

Blackmagic Design


Gallery, Level 5

1100-1140hrs Panel Discussion

BEYOND ANIMATION: How can a Graduate Stay Competitive

Our panelists will discuss the opportunities for an Animation graduate to go beyond just his/her field and how to stay competitive in this fast moving industry.

Sign up here:

Ervin Han, Robot Playground Media

Carlene Tan, Omens Studio

Ronald Fong, NYFA Alumni

1300-1340hrs Panel Discussion

PRODUCING CONTENT IN THE SOCIAL AGE: Opportunities and Challenges

Social Media has forever changed the meaning of ‘Content’. But what is content? What are the opportunities and challenges that a content producer face today?

Sign up here:

Kenneth Goh, Monstrou Studios

Priscilla Khoo, Scripps Networks Interactive

1400-1440hrs Panel Discussion

FESTIVALS OR ONLINE? What is the Best Way to Expose Your Short Film to an Audience

Traditional film festivals used to be the go-to platform to showcase short films to a wider audience. But with so many online platforms today, are traditional festivals still relevant to a filmmaker?

Sign up here:

Derek Tan, Viddsee

Leong Puiyee, SGIFF

Gary Goh, mm2 Entertainment

1500-1540hrs Panel Discussion

A CAREER IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY: Academia or Apprenticeship?

What is the best way to break into the film and media industry? Join our esteemed panelists as they share their thoughts.

Sign up here:

Sebastian Tan, Shooting Gallery

Michael Kam, Ngee Ann Polytechnic – FMS

Low Hwee Ling, Former Post-production Supervisor

1600-1640hrs Featured Speaker

INFOCUS ASIA: Asian Stories for the International Audience

The producers of multiple HBOasia original series such as GRACE and The Teenage Psychic will share their journey and experience in making Asian content relevant to an international audience.

Sign up here:

Dean Johnson, IFA Media

Zoanne Tan, IFA Media

1700-1900hrs NYFA 2015 Screenings

Catch the films of all the National Youth Film Awards winners in 2015!

Sign up here:

NYFA 2015

1900-2100hrs NYFA 2016 Screenings

Catch the films of all the National Youth Film Awards winners in 2016!

Sign up here:

NYFA 2016


The TreeTop , Level 5

1500-1800hrs C3: Creative Career Connections

Join us to find out more about career opportunities from hiring organisations in the Creative Industries. Connect and network to grow your options in this gig economy.

Sign up here:

NTUC U Creative and Young NTUC