Wise words for our young filmmakers from Philip Cheah, director of the Singapore International Film Festival

As we make preparations for the very first Across Asia Youth Film Festival, we have been lucky enough to draw on the experience and expertise of our festival partners Disney, HBO Asia and Mediacorp. Another prominent member of the Singapore film community to offer us his wisdom is Philip Cheah, director of the Singapore International Film Festival. Philip was kind enough to write with words of encouragement and some advice about running a film festival. He also had this special message for our young filmmakers.

 

If one can assume that the Buddha is within us, then one can also imagine that the film we want to make is also already within us
— Philip Cheah, film critic