From the seed of your first narrative to the big screen, directing an independent feature film can be a complex, multifaceted process in which both the creative and production elements must be delicately managed. Many independent projects require directors to navigate workshops, international finance and co-production, while nursing the artistic process. Sometimes, it is difficult to remember why you set out to make your film in the first place. This talk discusses how to hold firm and manage your creative process as a director amongst the feedback, opinions and challenges posed by various production collaborators along the way.
The talk will feature alumni of the SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab, each of them now working on their first feature films. It provides the opportunity to hear first hand, about the thrills and opportunities, the problems and solutions, and the highs and lows of developing a feature film.