28th SGIFF: SG Originals | Online Distribution of Indie Films


Video-on-demand and subscription-based streaming sites seem to go hand-in-hand with most films being released today. Once a film has exhausted its run at festivals and the theatres, the likelihood of seeing it online through a streaming media channel is usually high, and the ready accessibility is a welcome addition to the convenience of viewers. But what exactly should you note before you even think about putting your film out on these platforms? From pre-production to budgeting and post-production, our speakers share their personal experiences and lessons learnt.


Boo Junfeng has written and directed two feature films – Sandcastle (2010) and Apprentice (2016), and several award-winning short films. Sandcastle, his debut feature, was invited to Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week and was listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of Asia’s most notable films of 2010. Apprentice premiered in 2016 at Cannes Film Festival under the Un Certain Regard section in the Official Selection. To date, Apprentice has screened at more than 70 festivals around the world and was Singapore's official entry to the 2017 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category.

Asra Aman is a TV producer with Papahan Films Pte Ltd and is the driving force behind hit series, Papa, Rock! (2011), and the two-decade spanning drama, BFF (2011). She has since gone on to produce other dramas such as Mr Perfect (2011), the 10-year anniversary SARS docu-drama, and multi-platform storytelling dramas such as Firasat (2014). In 2014, she produced her first feature film, Banting, which was successfully released in Singapore theatres to positive reviews.

Vincent Quek is the founder and CEO of Anticipate Pictures, a local film distribution company that focuses on European arthouse, US independent films and documentaries around the world, bringing them into the Singapore market for meaningful distribution. Before Anticipate, he worked at The Substation, a non-profit arts centre for the now-defunct Moving Images program, which championed local filmmakers' works in Singapore and overseas. He holds a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Mocha Chai Laboratories is Singapore’s first digital film lab that offers a full range of digital cinema services for filmmakers, exhibitors, distributors and producers, locally and internationally. The lab has handled local and international projects, such as The Hunger Games: MockingjayPart 1, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Jobs, Ah Boys to Men I & II, and is currently serving cinemas in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and other parts of Asia.

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Sun Nov 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM SGT
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