Canon announced the launch of the second edition of their FilmFIVE Festival, Canon’s FilmFIVE Festival 2019, a nationwide filmmaking competition for young aspiring filmmakers from education institutions. This is the second edition of the FilmFIVE Festival since making their maiden debut in 2018. 

Reading through the information and details of Canon FilmFIVE Festival for this year 2019, this is a great opportunity for young students to learn more about filmmaking, unleash their creative potential and produce short films. They are able to get hands on learning and shooting with Canon latest cameras, the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP, both full-frame mirrorless cameras. For all the young students out there, if you are keen to learn more about filmmaking and photography, why not check out Canon FilmFIVE Festival?

I didn’t go into filmmaking at the start, I started off with photography (more than three decades back), from film to digital. For the past two years, I started to explore videos and filmmaking, learning a new skill, expanding and complementing my photography with filmmaking. Therefore, I started to learn videography and filmmaking through hands on work, thanks to my filmmaker friends guidance and teachings. With the arrival of the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP, I was involved in some shoots with the Canon EOS R when I was reviewing it earlier in Q1 2019 and also with the Canon EOS RP, that is now part of my photography gears setup. The video works that I did with the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP would be featured inside my upcoming review articles soon!

The Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP, the two full-frame mirrorless cameras, can give you the opportunities to explore and produce both photography and filmmaking together, with its wide range of Canon lenses available. On a personal and professional basis, through exploring filmmaking with the Canon EOS RP, it’s exciting, learning a new skill, adding new knowledge and opening up my photography business services, digital and social media marketing and writing.

To all the young students out there who are keen on learning filmmaking, check out Canon’s FilmFIVE Festival, share this news with your family, relatives and friends, Pass It On and Pay It Forward!

Let me share more information on Canon’s FilmFIVE Festival below:

FilmFIVE Festival, a nationwide filmmaking competition which seeks to nurture young aspiring filmmakers from educational institutions and empower them to express their creativity through films and photography. In partnership with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) this year, the FilmFIVE Festival will run from 27 April to 20 September 2019. 

“The inaugural FilmFIVE Festival in 2018 saw 44 teams work on producing their own films. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback and hence have decided to bring it back this year on a greater scale, with more workshops, more brand partners and we hope to see more teams participating this year,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “Canon is proud to provide a platform where youth can hone their creative filmmaking skills for a good cause.” 

“We are glad to be part of the Canon FilmFIVE Festival 2019. At NCPG, we absolutely believe that youths can make a positive impact on a wide range of issues. We are looking forward to hear from their unique perspectives as young film makers which we hope to help amplify to the wider community,” said Nicholas Aaron Khoo, Chairman of the NCPG Youth Sub-Committee. 

The theme for this year will be any word that begins with ‘Re’. Inspired by Canon’s new line of full frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R and EOS RP – where the R stands for ‘Reimagine’, participants will create their short film according to their interpretation of the theme. There will be two categories, secondary school and open youth for participants below the age of 30. 

To equip youths with basic knowledge of filmmaking leading up to the closing of entries, there will be a complimentary three-day filmmaking boot camp workshop held in end June. Led by Canon Imaging Academy (CIA), participants will have a chance to shoot with Canon’s cameras and other production equipment supported by brand partners1. They can also loan Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless cameras to do their actual shoot after the boot camp. Additionally, in collaboration with local polytechnics, there will be five complimentary workshops conducted covering various topics of filmmaking across different polytechnics. 

Entries submission will close in mid-September and judging will commence in October. A gala screening of the nominees’ films and announcement of winners will take place in November. Winning entries for this competition will stand a chance to have their short films commissioned by NCPG. 

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