Raffles Institution

Film Society

  • Taken by Michael Chow for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society

    At Film Society, we allow you the opportunity to create your own stories. Every Wednesday, members gather to learn theoretical skills of filmmaking and explore different film genres, as well as try their own hand at shooting, editing and producing films. With our teachers in charge, the Film Society undertakes an unprecedented learning experience that takes them into the heart of the behind-the-scenes of every blockbuster and silver screen hit.

    From hauling tripods, adjusting lighting and fiddling with multitudinous mike wires, you will be readily called upon to utilise the techniques and cinematography skills learnt in practical on-the-ground exercises, where both time and precision are of essence to achieve the perfect frame. Of course, the sessions will include film screenings, where the best of different directors and genres are curated to allow a wider interaction with the different nuances of visual storytelling: from Jay-Z music videos to Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express.

    Film is the form in which we tell the stories about who we are and what our societies represent – from the Hollywood blockbusters to the avant-garde, they shape our own personal narratives as well as offer a bridge that can sever national, class, economic and racial lines. At Film Society, we aim to embrace this art form fully as a team, to learn all we can and to create with a passion. After all, the lens is mightier than the sword.

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    Achievements and Highlights

    Film Screening and Appreciation at Hodge Lodge

    Façade: Year 6 Thesis Film Showcase 2017

    Teachers in charge

    Ms Joanna Ng