2nd Annual

Endeavours Documentary Film Festival

May 13, 2015 to May 17, 2015

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Best Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Asian Documentary
A documentary which has an Asian theme.
Emerging Filmmaker
For Singpore based filmmakers only. Submit any film that you've made. The key criteria for the award will be storytelling, not technical expertise.


The Endeavours Documentary Film Festival, as its name suggests, recognises people's endeavours. It will showcase documentary films about people and their lives and recognise great filmmaking.


Vision. Passion. Determination.

Making a documentary film is not easy and a filmmaker needs all of these qualities and more.

The Endeavours Documentary Film Festival, as its name suggests, recognises people's endeavours. It will showcase documentary films about people and their lives and recognise great filmmaking.

The festival will take place from 14 – 18 May 2014 at the Arts House, within the Old Parliament House, on the banks of the Singapore River, Singapore.

This is a competition festival with four juried awards:

Best Documentary.

Best Short Documentary (up to 30 minutes total running time).

Best Asian Film.

The Emerging Filmmaker Competition (only open to new filmmakers based in Singapore).

Submit a film you've made. No constraints.

The winner of the competition will be awarded 20 hours of post production services at The Gunnery sound design studio and 20 hours of colour grading at Gravitate Post Production for their next documentary.

Our Jury:

Gisli Snaer

Photographer, Film & TV Producer, Writer & Director GISLI SNAER has been honoured for his feature films at festivals in 13 nations, including Chicago, USA, Kerman, Iran and Giffoni, Italy. In addition, he has been the creative force behind highly successful advertising campaigns around the globe, for clients such as One, Cisco, Toyota, Yamaha, Ricoh, Iceland Air and the European Council.

After studying fine art, design, photography and sociology, Gisli joined the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV) in 1986 as a writer and host of a comic youth programme. Gisli worked as an assistant director, assistant editor and production manager in various film productions and then studied at the Sveriges Television (SVT) in 1988. From 1988 to 1990, he directed and produced a number of television programmes for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

In 1990, Gisli enrolled at the prestigious film school La Fémis, école nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son, Paris, where he studied film directing.

After graduating, Gisli directed award-winning feature films and numerous TV commercials; he currently helms The Puttnam School of Film at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Gisli has also been a member of the Directors Guild of Iceland since 1998, and served as a member of the international jury at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival Kinderfilmfest, the Ale Kino Film Festival in Poland 2003, and 2011 Singapore Creative Video Competition.

Tony Chow

Tony Chow is an award-winning and internationally recognised producer, educator and consultant with more than 17 years’ experience in the media, advertising and communications industry. His media experiences range from creative content development to production and management – including sales, acquisition and distribution.

Graduating with a degree in political science from the National University of Singapore, Tony is known for his production support for local and international co-productions, particularly co-productions with East Asian countries. He has also produced, directed and written for highly rated and award-winning television series, including a five-part documentary series on Asia’s Monarchies.

As President of the Independent TV Production Companies’ Association (AIPRO) for 7 years, he championed intellectual properties rights ownership, better terms of trade as well as the commercial sustainability of the media content production sector.

Along with his decorated advertising background and founding of many groundbreaking initiatives in the media scene, Tony has also served numerous executive roles – from Executive Producer of digital feature films to Managing Director of Off The Fence Asia, an international content distribution and TV content production company. He sits on several local and international advisory committees on media development and policies, talent and capability development and is now an international Media Consultant, providing strategic consultancy and media advisory to organisations, associations, government agencies and ministries. His recent projects include the global launch of Samsung’s Video on Demand services on Samsung Video Hub.

Lionel Chok

Firmly believing that he can write his own destiny, Lionel turned his back on his Economics (Honors) Degree to pursue his passion for the creatives and media.

Starting in TV dramas and sitcoms, he then started to develop and expand his portfolio in theatre, feature and short films, web projects, film festivals and even IPTV across mobile and SMART TVs.2014 marks his 17th year of practicing experience in producing/writing/writing and executive-producing in the media industry.It also marks his 10th year as a media trainer – lecturer – facilitator and mentor.”I am indeed blessed to be doing what I’m loving cos it doesn’t feel like work.”

From traditional media, the arts, to transmedia, social media and business development – he now finds his calling in tech start-ups and will soon be embarking on his very own!

Genevieve Lee

Genevieve Lee is a Singapore-based editor with a love of documentaries. Over the past 12 years, she has edited factual programmes for international broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, as well as independent long-form projects. The documentaries she has edited have won numerous plaudits at the Asian Television Awards, and she is honoured to have been part of dynamic teams with vision and insight. Working with themes ranging from history to technology, as well as travel to personal stories, editing allows her to explore the power of storytelling while learning from the people whose stories she helps tell.
While she has also edited commercials, dramas, features and the occasional music video, Genevieve has always had a passion for documentaries because of their power to inspire and ignite.


Richard Clarke (Festival Director); Richard Clarke (Festival Director); Stephanie Holzhuber (Programming Director)


All films must have been completed by January 2013.


I have read and agreed to all the terms and conditions. Endeavours Documentary Film Festival (EDFF) is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. Note that DVD submissions for EDFF are not returned or mailed back. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless EDFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
So far as lawfully possible, we exclude all liability to you in contract or negligence (other than negligence by us which gives rise to personal injury or death). We also exclude liability for any consequential or indirect loss, which may be caused to you by us.
We are situated in Singapore and the law of Singapore shall govern any interpretation of these terms and conditions. The Singapore Courts shall have jurisdiction in any disputes between us.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason.
The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
Prizes for the Emerging Filmmakers Competition are non-transferable and must be used within 12 months of the award.