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*SCAPEmedia SPOTLIGHT: Singapore Chinese Film Festival - Screenwriting for Chinese Cinema

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*SCAPEmedia SPOTLIGHT and Singapore Film Society present Singapore Chinese Film Festival

Screenwriting for Chinese Cinema

独立电影编剧面面观

主讲人Speakers: 黄进 Wong Chun, 陈楚珩 Florence Chan, 吕吉元 Ler Jiyuan, 李昌荣 Alvin Lee

主持人Moderator: 李富楠 David Lee


Unlike the Hollywood studio system whereby a movie would have the luxury of hiring several writers to work on a screenplay, independent filmmakers are usually the screenwriters or co-writers themselves who started off honing their craft with short films. Golden Horse Best New Director Wong Chun first broke into the filmmaking scene when his short March 6th, which he co-wrote with his writing partner Florence Chan, won Best Screenplay at the 2011 Freshwave International Short Film Festival . It would be another five years before they progressed to writing and making their award winning debut feature film Mad World.

Singaporean writer-director Ler Jiyuan has been writing and directing for television for many years before he went into short filmmaking in 2016 with The Drum which was selected in competition at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival. Ler’s latest short film Paper House, which is making its world premiere at SCFF, is an adaptation from Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng’s short comic “Paper City”.Alvin Lee is a young Singaporean filmmaker who is currently studying at the Beijing Film Academy. His latest short film Seed, based on his original screenplay, has won Best New Director at the 2016 China Short Film Golden Hummingbird Award.

This panel session will focus on the young filmmakers’ varying approaches to the process and craft of screenwriting as well as their thoughts on the current state of screenwriting in Chinese Cinema today.

有别于好莱坞商业电影偏向于导演、编剧分工的制作模式,独立电影的导演往往兼任编剧的工作。而且他们大都从拍摄短片的时期就开始他们编剧的生涯,在这样创作环境下成长的独立电影人对编剧有甚么看法?他们又如何区分编剧与导演之间的工作? 本座谈会邀请第五十三届金马奖最佳新导演黄进,《一念无明》编剧陈楚珩,2016中国微电影大典金蜂鸟奖“最佳新人导演”新加坡旅居北京导演李昌荣和本地导演吕吉元一起来探讨对当代华语电影剧本的看法。

About the speakers:

陈楚珩 Florence Chan

陈楚珩,2010 年毕业于香港城市大学创意媒体学院,主修电影艺术。 2012 年完成香港大学文学及文化研究硕士学位。编剧作品短片《三月六日》获提名第49 届金马奖最佳创作短片,并赢得第十八届香港独立短片及录像比赛(IFVA) 公开组金奖、鲜浪潮2011-国际短片展公开组最佳剧本、高雄电影节媒体评审大奖等奖项;入围法国Clermont-Ferrand 国际短片节及希腊兹拉马国际短片节竞赛单元;并于法国巴黎电影节、韩国全州国际映画祭等国际影展参展。其后进入电影行业从事编剧工作,曾为谭家明、庄文强、区丁平导演等编写剧本。 2014 年,编剧作品《一念无明》赢得香港电影发展基金及创意香港举办的第一届「首部剧情电影计划」,获资助开拍,由余文乐、曾志伟、金燕玲及方皓玟主演,获得第53 届台北金马奖三项提名,并勇夺最佳新导演(黄进)及最佳女配角(金燕玲)两个奖项。陈楚珩更凭《一念无明》在第23 届香港电影评论学会大奖中夺得最佳编剧奖。

Florence Chan graduated from the School of Creative Media at Hong Kong City University in 2011, majoring in Cinematic Arts, and got a Master’s degree from the University of Hong Kong studying Literary and Cultural Studies. She wrote the screenplay of the short film6th March, which was nominated for Best Short Film atthe 49th Golden Horse Awards, and won the top prize at the IFVA Competition (Open Section), and has also won accolades from international film festivals around the world. In late 2014, her screenplay ‘Mad World’ became one of three films to be selected into the First Feature Film Initiative’ by Create Hong Kong, and the Film Development Fund of HongKong. Mad World has subsequently been nominated for three Golden Horse Awards, and won Best New Director, and Best Supporting Actress. Recently, Chan has also won the Best Screenwriter award at the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards.

黃進 Wong Chun

黃進2011 年毕业于香港城市大学 创意媒体学院,主修电影艺术。毕业后凭短片《三月六日》提名第49 届金马奖最佳创作短片,并赢得同年IFVA 公开组金奖、鲜浪潮短片节公开组最佳剧本、高雄电影节媒体评审大奖等奖项;入围法国 Clermont-Ferrand 国际短片节及希腊兹拉马国际短片节竞赛单元;并于法国巴黎电影节、韩国全州国际映画祭等国际影展参展,其后进入电影行业从事编剧工作。 2014 年,黄进赢得香港电影发展基金及创意香港举办的第一届「首部剧情电影计划」,获资助开拍

他首部电影长片《一念无明》,由余文乐、曾志伟、金燕玲及方皓玟主演, 获得第53 届台北金马奖三项提名,并勇夺最佳新导演(黄进)及最佳女配角(金燕玲)两个奖项。黄进更凭《一念无明》在第23 届香港电影评论学会大奖中夺得最佳导演奖。

Wong Chun graduated from the School of Creative Media at Hong Kong City University in 2011, majoring in Cinematic Arts. His work 6th March was nominated for Best Short Film at the 49th Golden Horse Awards, and won the top prize at the IFVA Competition (Open Section), and has also won accolades from international film festivals around the world. In late 2014, Mad World became one of three films to be selected into the First Feature Film Initiative by Create Hong Kong, and the Film Development Fund of Hong Kong. Mad World is Wong’s directorial debut, which stars Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin, and Charmaine Fong. Mad World has subsequently been nominated for three Golden Horse Awards, and won Best New Director, and Best Supporting Actress. Recently, Wong has also won the Best Director Award at the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards.


李昌荣 Alvin Lee

李昌荣是个新加坡籍青年导演,正在北京电影学院导演系-剧情片导演方向上本科。
25岁的他已经有好几部作品在国际电影节获了大奖,他也是新加坡媒体发展管理局-媒体教育奖学金得主。之前的短片“回家说再见”在第六届新加坡微电影大奖获了“最佳导演”与“最佳音效”。他的最新作品,“种子”也刚在2016中国微电影大典金蜂鸟奖获得了“最佳新人导演”。

Alvin Lee is a filmmaker and currently studying in the prestigious Beijing Film Academy, Bachelors in Film Directing programme. At 25, Lee’s short films have already won top awards at various film festivals. Lee is also a scholar under the Singapore Media Development Authority’s Media Education Scheme (Film). His previous short film Bon Voyage won Best Director and Best Sound at the 6th Singapore Short Film Awards. Recently his latest short film Seed won Best New Director at 2016 China Short Film Golden Hummingbird Award.


吕吉元 Ler Jiyuan

新加坡导演吕吉元擅长透过不同影视媒介来表达他想说的故事。他的导演作品包括电视影集《亡命连线》、《律政精英》、《学徒律师》、电视电影《爱情机器》以及改编自本地小说的电视电影《了了》。他的最新短片作品包括入围法国克萊蒙費朗(
Clermont-Ferrand)影展的《鼓声》,以及即将在新加坡华语电影节世界首映的《纸屋》。

Ler Jiyuan is a director based in Singapore experienced in telling stories across multiple formats. His diverse portfolio ranges from brand videos, commercials, TV dramas, Telemovies, to music videos and short films. He is the director of the acclaimed Telemovie Gone Case, based on the award-winning novel by Dave Chua and the writer-director of Telemovie The Love Machine, which was nominated for five awards at the 2016 Asian Television Awards. Other projects for TV include Channel 5 high-profile drama serials Fiends and Foes, Code of Law, The Pupil, In Cold Blood, Perfect Deception, Confessions of Crime, Anything Goes, and Zero Calling. Ler is also one of the founders of the film production company birdmandog. Recent projects include short film The Drum, which is in competition at the 2017 Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, and short film Paper House, which will have its world premiere in the Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2017.


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