Suara Community Filmmaking 2012: Workshop 1 – 4

A total of 49 indigenous and local community filmmakers participated in Suara Community Filmmaking Programme this year, actively engaging with our panel of professional filmmakers and each other to share, learn and develop their community filmmaking skills.
Suara Community Filmmaking Programme is a year-long community filmmaking training programme with outreach field workshops conducted at village-level in the Kinabatangan in May and July 2012, plus intensive workshops held during the film festival in September 2012 in Kota Kinabalu.
The Suara Community participants will focus on producing a series of 5 short community-made films on identity, land/seascapes and change that will be presented online and at the 2013 festival that showcases the voices of Borneo’s peoples. These films will explore themes of identity, land/seascapes and change from the point of view of indigenous and local communities. Ranging from amateur to polished compositions, this collection will also convey the unfolding of the creative process as community filmmakers explore, experiment and expand their repertoires.
4 Suara short films produced, to be launched online in 2013. Watch them here!
Suara Community Filmmaking Programme is open to indigenous and local community filmmakers and admission is free.

The 2012 SUARA Community Filmmaking Programme of BEFF is funded by our SUARA Presenting Partner the Sabah Development and Investment Authority (SEDIA) and supported by the British Council. Organisation of SUARA 2012 is co-hosted by the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) with support from HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme (HUTAN-KOCP), LEAP and MESCOT.
The Borneo Eco Film Festival (BEFF) is an annual non-profit event by the registered society MELAPI. BEFF 2012 Main Festival Partners are the Ministry for Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS), The Sabah Society and Daily Express.

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