Tanglin Trust School

The AAYFF Gala Screening Event 2017

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Many thanks to all of you who helped share word of the festival with your students and help make this event happen. Tomorrow at Tanglin Trust School, thirty two films shortlisted from 274 will be screened before an audience of 500 and an industry jury. Many of the young Singapore based filmmakers will get to meet those travelling in from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. We will have in excess of 100 student filmmakers who submitted films in attendance!

Shortlisted young filmmakers from 17 schools across Asia. 

Shortlisted young filmmakers from 17 schools across Asia. 

Shortlisted young filmmakers from 17 schools across Asia. 

From 6pm the shortlisted films will be made made public via our Facebook page and here on the site. The programme will consist of 32 films by students from 17 schools being screened and then the awards ceremony.

✦ International School of Ho Chi Minh City ✦ Tanglin Trust School ✦  International School of Beijing ✦ UWCSEA, Singapore, ✦ IGB International School Malaysia ✦ International School of Dongguan ✦ QSI Shenzhen, China ✦ Shrewsbury International School Bangkok ✦ International School Manila ✦ Singapore American School ✦ The International School Of Macao ✦ SMK (LKTP) Maokil, Labis Johor, Malaysia ✦ The British International School Shanghai ✦ Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore ✦ Canadian International School ✦ Vientiane International School, Laos ✦ International Bilingual School at Hsinchu-Science-Park ✦

We will also be featuring films during the interval on the live stream which didn't quite make the shortlist, so be sure to share with your students.

✦ Green School, Bali ✦ King George V School, Hong Kong ✦ Dulwich College, Shanghai ✦ Tanglin Trust School ✦ Kellett School, Hong Kong ✦ Yew Chung International School Shanghai ✦

There will be an Audience Award which will be decided by the public voting over a period of a week following the screening. This year's winner will win S$250 kindly donated by the Tanglin Trust School PTA and one of our AAYFF trophies. Voting will open tomorrow at 6pm via our Facebook page and here on the site.

I'm already looking forward to the impact this event will have on youth filmmaking in the region, so when we return with the second edition we can look forward to even more students getting involved and sharing their stories through film.

Kind regards,


David Anthony Procter
AAYFF Director

The AAYFF presents Film Masterclasses with Dan Sully


The AAYFF and the Tanglin Trust Foundation are very excited to announce the visit of Dan Sully, TV Director and filmmaker on the 6 and 7 March. Dan will be putting the Senior film students through their paces as they learn about filmmaking from screenplay to edit, in two days of masterclasses. The sessions will be recorded and shown at a later date via the AAYFF's youtube channel.

Dan Sully is a British filmmaker based in London.  He started his career at MTV making music television and shooting live multi-camera music performance before making the leap into music videos.  He started off making a series of music videos for the independent label Bella Union (Beach House, Howling Bells etc...) and went on to make music videos for many high profile artists such as Elbow, Will Young, Kaiser Chiefs, The Maccabees and Miles Kane.  

 In 2012 he wrote and directed the short film 'The Ellington Kid' which made the front page of reddit, became a Vimeo staff pick and racked up 500k hits in under a week.  ‘Senka’ his second short film was completed in 2015 and is playing film festivals.  He is now developing a couple of feature projects.  He has directed commercials for Nike, Beats, Absolut, McDonalds, Tesco, Nurofen, Ubisoft among many others.

Dan Sully's work in film and photography can be found on his site: