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  • Call for Application: 13 Little Pictures Film Lab @ Luang Prabang 2012

    The second edition 13 Little Pictures Film Lab is open for application. A platform for fellow indie filmmakers to meet and collaborate with one another, the film lab will take place from 2 to 7 December 2012 at Luang Prabang. It will consist of hands-on learning workshops, film production exercises, screenings and small group sharing in the creative process of film-making. Work in progress may be presented at the Luang Prabang Film Festival.

    13 Little Pictures filmmakers participating are Lei Yuan Bin, Sherman Ong, Elizabeth Wijaya and Yeo Siew Hua.

    Participants must be able to commit to the full duration of the six-day film lab.

    Participation in the film lab is free-of-charge. The film lab does not sponsor the air fare and accommodation of its participants. If your participation is contingent on financial assistance, please indicate this in the application form.

    Application materials:

    a) 13 Little Pictures Film Lab Application Form 2012

    b) one-page resume

    c) creative portfolio (for video works, please provide online links, with or without password protection)

    All items should be sent by email to 13littlepictures@gmail.com. Your submission is only completed when all application materials reach us.

    The deadline for application is 12th November 2012. Selection results will be announced on 16th November 2012.

    The Film Lab is organized by 13 Little Pictures, in collaboration with the Luang Prabang Film Festival and supported by Singapore International Foundation.

    Lei Yuan Bin directed WHITE DAYS (Audience Prize, Asian Berlin Hot Shots!), was the cinematographer for RED DRAGONFLIES (Jeonju), HAZE (Berlin), ONE DAY IN JUNE (Rotterdam) and the art director for SANDCASTLE (Cannes Critic’s Week). He was mentored by film maestro Hou Hsiao Hsien at the Asian Film Academy (Pusan) and interned for Tsai Ming Liang’s VISAGE. In 2012, he is honored Young Artist for film by the National Arts Council.

    Sherman Ong is director of MEMORIES OF A BURNING TREE (Rotterdam), FLOODING IN THE TIME OF DROUGHT (Hong Kong), HASHI (Best Script, Singapore Film Awards) and TICKETS (Venice Biennale). Winner of the 2010 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award, his practice centred on the human condition and our relationships with others within the larger milieu.

    Elizabeth Wijaya, recipient of the NUS Research Scholarship, received her MA in Literary Studies and BA (First Class Honours) in English Literature. She was President of the NUS Literary Society and the co-director of I HAVE LOVED. She is currently a PhD student at Cornell.

    Yeo Siew Hua directed and wrote IN THE HOUSE OF STRAW (Bangkok), AIK KHOON (Singapore) and WAKING MONKEY (Best of First Takes 2007). Winner of the Kodak Cinematography Prize and the Cathay Organisation Gold Medal in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, he was the cinematographer for THE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Oberhausen) and THE LUCKY 7 (Vancouver). He is currently reading Philosophy in the National University of Singapore.

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