Freedom Film Fest (FFF) is a yearly human rights documentary film festival established in 2003 by Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia (now known as Freedom Film Network). Through an yearly film competition, video workshops and film screenings, FFF aims to create a vital platform to showcase outstanding human rights documentaries, often unseen, unheard and untold, owing to its lack of commercial backing and control of the media.
FFF Singapore inaugurated a SGD 5,000 film grant in 2015 for the best shortlisted film proposal. This year, the grant is won by Yusri “Shaggy” Sapari of Paradise Pictures, for his film “Trailer Boys”.
Last year, FFF Singapore inaugurated Cinema Citizen film competition with an award of $500 each to three winners of creative, critical and thought-provoking films on Singapore. Cinema Citizen continues this year. There will be three winners of this competition to be announced during the festival.
FFF film grants and awards encourage the public and students to use the video medium as a tool for social documentation and film-making. Technological advances have brought about a democratising effect to film-making in recent years; even with a mobile phone, any individual or community can share their stories and produce films. FFF Singapore has been bringing you socially relevant human rights films and documentaries since 2003.
Since its inauguration, FFF Singapore has always had the good fortune of getting help from dedicated volunteers. Screening expenses were funded by donations from supporters and well wishers as well as the sale of our publications. This year, Function 8 has decided to take a step forward by enlarging the footprint of this festival. For the two-day screening, we seek your participation and assistance in helping us to secure part of the expenses to be incurred.
We need S$10,000 to help fund the expenses for the festival which will be followed by a series of fringe screenings at various venues.
We look forward to your generous support.
Write your cheque to:
FUNCTION 8 LTD
Details of our bank account,
Account No.: 7339 629 566092 001
Bank: OCBC (460 North Bridge Road #01-00 Singapore 188734)
SWIFT CODE: OCBCSGSG