|By ACN Newswire||
|May 12, 2014 03:53 AM EDT||
|Singapore Films Continue to Shine at the 67th Cannes Film Festival|
Participating at the Cinefondation's L'Atelier is 'A Yellow Bird', and representing Singapore to compete in the Cinefondation Selection are two short films, 'Oh Lucy!' and 'Last Trip Home'. The fourth title, 'On An Infinite Loop', will be showcased at the Short Film Corner.
- 'A Yellow Bird': Only Asian film to be selected for the 10th Cinefondation's L'Atelier
'A Yellow Bird' is the only film from Asia, among 15 other projects by emerging directors from around the world, to be selected for the 10th Cinefondation's L'Atelier. Produced by Akanga Film Asia, it is the first Singaporean film to be selected for this prestigious segment of Cannes.
The film tells a compelling story about the life of an ex-convict released from prison, who tries to seek redemption for his past actions and reconnect with loved ones whom he has hurt.
The director of the film, K. Rajagopal, was one of eight recipients of the Singapore Film Commission's New Talent Feature Grant (NTFG), which supports promising first or second time feature film-makers in with a grant of up to $250,000. The NTFG is administered by the Singapore Film Commission which is part of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), a government agency which helps promote and nurture the local media industry.
From 16 May to 22 May, Cinefondation's L'Atelier will arrange meetings for the directors, including Singapore's K. Rajagopal, to meet with film industry professionals, giving them a golden opportunity to find potential investors for their projects.
- Two Singapore short films in the running for the Cinefondation Prize
Two short films from Singapore will be among the 16 titles selected to compete in the Cinefondation Selection, beating competition from over 1,631 submissions from film schools around the world.
'Last Trip Home', directed by Han Fengyu and produced by Adar Ng, is the first submission from a Singapore school (Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Film and Media Studies) to be selected for the prestigious competition. The film features a story about an immigrant and his son who struggles in Singapore and decides to drive back to China with their only possession: their car.
Also in the running for the prize is 'Oh Lucy!', written and directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi from the Singapore-based NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia. The film is about a 55 year-old single office worker in Tokyo, who finds a new identity in Lucy - a name and persona she gets from an unconventional English language class. The film was shot in Japan and Singapore, and was co-produced by Upside Down Concepts, a Singapore media company.
These two titles will be part of the Cinefondation Selection which runs from 20-22 May 2014. The top three winners will be awarded at a ceremony prior to the screening of the winning films on Thursday 22nd May in the Bunuel Theatre.
- 'On An Infinite Loop' (Short Film Corner)
Another Singapore title, 'On An Infinite Loop', will participate at the Short Film Corner (14-22 May), a platform for filmmakers to showcase content for possible selection at international festivals, as well as network with other talents and meet potential business partners and distributors.
The film is directed by Allysa Sing and produced by Benjamin Lee, and features a story about a daughter who revisits her old apartment after ten years, and discovers that her distant father is living there with someone else.
For more information on the Singapore films and their directors, please refer to http://bit.ly/1iI9c6j.
For a list of Singapore films that have been selected at the Cannes Film Festival since 1997, please refer to http://bit.ly/1jx7aXw.
For media queries, please contact:
Executive (Industry Communications)
Media Development Authority of Singapore
Tel: +65 8322 0337
Email: [email protected]
About Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)
The Media Development Authority of Singapore (www.mda.gov.sg) promotes the growth of globally competitive film, television, radio, publishing, music, games, animation and interactive digital media industries. It also regulates the media sector to safeguard the interests of consumers, and promotes a connected society. MDA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Communications and Information (www.mci.gov.sg).
About Singapore Film Commission
The Singapore Film Commission was formed in 1998 and is part of the Media Development Authority (MDA) since 2003. The SFC is made up of an advisory committee comprising 18 members from the film, arts and cultural community, and is supported by a Secretariat within the MDA. The SFC has, over the years, supported more than 500 short films, scripts, feature films, as well as film-related events in Singapore that showcase homegrown talent and works. Some notable films by new and upcoming filmmakers include 4:30 (Royston Tan), Sandcastle (Boo Junfeng), and Where the Road Meets the Sun (Yong Mun Chee).
Source: Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)
Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
Feb. 25, 2017 02:00 PM EST Reads: 1,900
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry’s single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud...
Feb. 25, 2017 02:00 PM EST Reads: 3,952
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
Feb. 25, 2017 01:45 PM EST Reads: 1,881
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Feb. 25, 2017 01:15 PM EST Reads: 2,159
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 2,028
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 2,817
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 2,851
Column Technologies exhibited at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global technology solutions provider with over 400 employees, headquartered in the United States with offices in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Column Technologies provides “Best of Breed” technology solutions that automate the key DevOps principals and help our customers meet today’s DevOps and Dig...
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 1,143
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this ca...
Feb. 25, 2017 12:15 PM EST Reads: 13,256
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Feb. 25, 2017 12:15 PM EST Reads: 1,856
Feb. 25, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 5,844
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Feb. 25, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 1,589
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software securi...
Feb. 25, 2017 11:00 AM EST Reads: 3,881
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business. Though, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected with a majority of IoT projects having failed. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, Chief IoTologist at Wipro, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology portfolios and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will delve in...
Feb. 25, 2017 10:45 AM EST Reads: 2,545
In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, will discuss new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of securit...
Feb. 25, 2017 10:30 AM EST Reads: 1,732