NYFA 2017 Fireside Chat - LIFE BEYOND SCHOOL: How I Survived in the Commercial World


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Join NYFA Alumnus Rachel Liew (Lighting & Camera) and Tan Wei Ting (Writing, Sound & Editing) in a heart-to-heart talk as they candidly share their experiences transitioning from school to industry.

This session is part of the National Youth Film Awards 2017.

About the Speakers:

Rachel Liew, NYFA Alumni

A graduate a BA in Digital Filmmaking from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, Rachel now communicates through the camera lens as a cinematographer. As one of the few aspiring female cinematographers in Singapore, Rachel has shot corporate commercials for United Overseas Bank and also worked on a short film Han which won her the Laszlo Kovac Golden Tadpole in the Student Etude Competition at the Camerimage Festival in 2016, a unique international festival devoted to cinematography in Poland. The film also won the Best Picture award at the National Youth Film Awards in 2016. She hopes to be able to lend her voice as an image maker in more films and music videos in the future.

Tan Wei Ting, NYFA Alumni

Tan Wei Ting graduated from Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media in 2014, specialising in Digital Filmmaking. Her graduation works include Passenger and The Longest-Distance Relationship, which won the Best Jury and Best Documentary awards respectively at the 6th Singapore Short Films Award. She was also nominated for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing at the National Youth Film Awards in 2015.

Following her graduation, she co-wrote Open Sky and edited My Father After Dinner, which were both selected to premiere at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival. The latter won Best Singapore Short Film at the Silver Screen Awards that year. In 2015, she won Best Screenplay at the cINE65 short film competition with the film VOTE. In 2016, she wrote her debut stage play Split Up.


NYFA 2017 WEEKEND (30 June and 1 July) seeks to bring outreach and awareness of the film and media industry in Singapore to a new scale with a series of talks, workshops and screenings of previous NYFA-winning films.

As part of SHINE Festival 2017, the event hopes to encourage more youths to engage in various aspects of film-making, as well as to inspire through enriching media touch points by our industry partners. These activities also aim to reverse the common understanding of Singapore’s film and media industry through creative activities that are interactive and niche. For other NYFA talks and workshops, please visit:

[Workshop] - DART Sessions

[Workshop] Editing and Colour Grading Demo with DaVinci Resolve 14

[Panel Discussion] BEYOND ANIMATION: How can a Graduate Stay Competitive

[Panel Discussion] PRODUCING CONTENT IN THE SOCIAL AGE: Opportunities and Challenges

[Panel Discussion] FESTIVALS OR ONLINE? What is the Best Way to Expose your Short Film to an Audience

[Panel Discussion] A CAREER IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY: Academia or Apprenticeship?

[Featured Speaker] INFOCUS ASIA: Asian Stories for the International Audience

[Screening] National Youth Film Awards 2015

[Screening] National Youth Film Awards 2016

[Job Matching Session] C3: Creative Career Connections



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Sat Jul 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM SGT
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