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Open Call: Film Programmers Lab 2024

February 6 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 11:30 pm


A six month developmental platform for emerging film programmers

Deadline: Thursday, 29 Feb 2024 (2359H SGT)

The Film Programmers Lab is a new initiative presented by Objectifs and the Asian Film Archive. It is a 6-month developmental platform for emerging film programmers based in Singapore. The programme will consist of a series of workshops, closed-door consultations and public talks, the programme provides 4 selected participants with mentorship and a valuable support network. Selected participants will eventually curate and publicly present 2 film programmes at the end of the workshop.

The Film Programmers Lab will run from 30 March – 31 August 2024.

Applicants must be committed to the entire duration and all sessions of the lab.

Applications will be assessed by Objectifs, Asian Film Archive and the programme’s mentor Hsu Fang-Tze.

Workshop Schedule (all timings are in GMT + 8, Singapore time)
Sat, 30 Mar (3 hours): 
Thu, 4 Apr (2 hours): 
Public talk – How To Conceptualise a Film Programme
Sat, 6 Apr (3 hours): Lecture and tour of Asian Film Archive
Sat, 13 Apr (2 hours): Public talk – Writing for Film Programmes
Thu, 18 Apr (3 hours): Understanding different types of moving image works + field trip
Sat, 20 Apr (2 hours): How to Develop Your Portfolio as a Programmer
Sat, 27 Apr (3 hours): Marketing and promoting film programmes
Sat, 4 May (3 hours): Bringing your ideas to life: the practicalities of presenting a film programme
Week of 6 May: Consultation week with mentor, Objectifs and AFA
Tue, 14 May: Finalising screening programmes
Jun – Jul: Preparation for screenings
End Jul: Present screening programme at Objectifs
Aug: Present screening programme at Asian Film Archive

Apply now


February 6 @ 8:00 am
February 29 @ 11:30 pm
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Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.


Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film
155 Middle Road
Singapore, 188977 Singapore
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