ciNE65 2021: In Conversation: Film CollaborationsOrganised by: ciNE65
Performed by: Yeo Siew Hua, Fran Borgia
Launched in July 2011, ciNE65 returns for its sixth season as the largest national platform for film students and budding filmmakers to share short films on our Singapore story. Themed 'Stronger, Together', ciNE65 2021 calls upon local filmmakers to reflect on our stories and explore how we can overcome difficulties and move forward as one Singapore, united and working together. ciNE65 2021 consists of three commissioned films, a short film competition known as the "ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards" (ciNE65 MMA), film-making workshops and seminars, and a film festival. Submit your three-minutes short film now! Visit www.facebook.com/cine65 for more details.
Filmmaking is a team effort, and the relationship you have with your film team is important in shaping the vision of a film. Some collaborators go on to work with each other continuously in their professional journey. Award-winning industry professionals, Yeo Siew Hua and Fran Borgia, will share about what makes their working relationship work, and the importance of good collaborators.
About Yeo Siew Hua
Yeo Siew Hua's A Land Imagined (2018), won the Golden Leopard at the 71st Locarno Film Festival and is Singapore's entry to the Academy Awards (Oscars) 2020. The film also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Music Score at the 56th Golden Horse Awards and is internationally distributed on NETFLIX. For his achievements towards the growth of Asian cinema, he was given the Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the 29th Singapore International Film Festival. Yeo Siew Hua is a founding member of the 13 Little Pictures film collective and a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy.
About Fran Borgia
Born in southern Spain and based in Singapore for the last 15 years, Fran Borgia has produced several critically acclaimed films such as Ho Tzu Nyenʼs HERE (Cannes Directorʼs Fortnight 2009), Boo Junfengʼs Sandcastle (Cannes Criticsʼ Week 2010), Vladimir Todorovicʼs Disappearing Landscape (Rotterdam 2013), Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlorʼs Mister John (Edinburgh 2013), Lav Diazʼs A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Berlinale 2016 – Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize), Boo Junfengʼs Apprentice (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2016) and K. Rajagopalʼs A Yellow Bird (Cannes Criticsʼ Week 2016). In 2018 he produced Yeo Siew Huaʼs A Land Imagined, a Singapore-French-Dutch co-production that won the Pardo dʼoro (Golden Leopard) at the 71st Locarno Film Festival.