It was D-Day for the shortlisted proposals for this year’s FFF film grant. A total of eight proposals were selected to pitch to Jerald Joseph, a human rights trainer and a Director of Pusat KOMAS; Harun Rahman, a documentary filmmaker and producer and the current President of MyDocs (The M’sian Documentary Association); and Noor Effendy Ibrahim, a well known figure in the Singapore arts’ scene and former Artistic Director of the Substation; on the 12th of April.
The group of documentary filmmakers gathered in the Komas office last Sunday came from very different backgrounds. While some of the candidates had filmmaking experience, a few people were complete newbies hoping to make their first documentary. The candidates were each given five minutes to pitch their idea, and then fifteen minutes to answer questions from the judges about their proposal.