Discovery Channel announces “FTFM Singapore”

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Singapore, 15 August 2014 – In conjunction with Singapore’s 50-year milestone in 2015, Discovery Channel and Beach House Pictures launch the First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) Singapore documentary project, calling aspiring Singaporean filmmakers to submit original ideas that capture Singapore’s unique DNA and what makes the country tick. Themed “The Singapore Story”, the resulting documentaries will pay tribute to the enduring Singapore spirit, people, innovations, culture and history, and will premiere on Discovery Channel across the Asia-Pacific region next year.

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An initiative of Discovery Channel, FTFM Singapore aims to provide local filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent, and gain exposure and recognition on an international level through hands-on training and professional development from the channel’s award-winning producers. From the proposals received, 12 will be shortlisted. Finalists will be required to attend a three-day production workshop in Singapore in October, following which five filmmakers will be selected to produce a 30-minute documentary each – with full funding and production guidance from Discovery Channel and Beach House Pictures.