Co-organisers: Next New Wave and FINAS
Next New Wave Young Filmmaker’s Workshop is an intensive seven-day filmmaking workshop in which 21 young participants get involved in the three stages of the filmmaking process from pre-production, production to post-production. The participants are divided into two or three separate teams, with individual participants respectively holding specific roles as the producer, director, cinematographer, editor, production designer and sound designer; working together to produce a short film each at the end of the seven days.
Throughout this comprehensive workshop, participants are mentored by established filmmakers from all over Southeast Asia in various roles in filmmaking such as producing, directing, editing, cinematography, sound design and production design. We have had mentors from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Besides encouraging the participants to get their hands dirty, we also aim to give exposure. We organise lecture sessions by the mentors or special guests from the local film industry, and screenings of film work from the region followed by a Q&A and discussion where participants can ask all burning questions to their hearts’ content.
By the time it ends, the participants will have gained so much from new friendships, discoveries, knowledges, experience, and a strangely changed relationship with cinema; but most of all they will have learned the most by making mistakes.