*SCAPEmedia SKILL: Making Documentaries as a Career


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The National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) is back for its sophomore edition on the back of a very well received inaugural season which saw more than 238 submissions from 14 Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). NYFA aims to establish a benchmark in national excellence and talent identification between the film industry and IHLs offering film-related and animation courses.

Leading up to the award ceremony on 23 July 2016, *SCAPEmedia and U Creative is organising a series of film-related and animation workshops for aspiring filmmakers to hone their skills and craft.

For more information about NYFA, visit www.scape.sg/nyfa

*SCAPEmedia SKILL: Making Documentaries as a Career

Ever want to find out more about telling real stories about real people? Many documentaries we watch on broadcast are actually produced right here in Singapore. Vikram Channa, veteran producer and commissioner from Discovery Channel Asia, brings us through some of the trends in documentaries as a form of storytelling.

From a commissioning point of view, he will also share his experiences developing and shaping stories that both entertain and inform. Vikram will also give his perspective on starting your careers in making documentaries, where that mix of curiosity and imagination brings you all over the world.

About Vikram Channa

As Vice President of Production and Development, Vikram is responsible for the production of all original Discovery content out of Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, he works closely with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific’s (DNAP) senior management and country heads to provide editorial direction. Vikram and his team produce approximately 100 hours of programming every year across DNAP’s portfolio of eight channel brands.

Vikram first joined Discovery in 1995. He has taken on various roles within the company from on-air promotions to programming and production. Together with his team, he executive produced over 500 documentaries, several of which garnered accolades at events such as the Asia Television Awards, New York Festival, Omni Intermedia, and the Academy Awards.

Vikram began his working career in India as an independent producer of short films.

He has a Masters in both History and Film and Television Production from New Delhi, India, and also holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, USA.

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Sat Jun 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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Arena @ *SCAPEmedia Hub, Level 5
Free Seating (Refundable) $5.00

On sale until Jun 11, 2016, 1:00:00 PM

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