Fran Borgia

MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Fran Borgia

Fran Borgia is a filmmaker and film educator. He was born in southern Spain and has been based in Singapore since 2003. Fran has produced several critically acclaimed films such as Ho Tzu Nyen’s Here (41st Director’s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2009), Boo Junfeng’s Sandcastle (49th Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival 2010), Vladimir Todorovic’s Disappearing Landscape (42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013), Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor’s Mister John (Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013), Lav Diaz’s A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, which premiered In-Competition at Berlinale 2016 and won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for “a feature film that opens new perspectives”; and two films that premiered in Cannes Film Festival in 2016: Boo Junfeng’s Apprentice (Un Certain Regard) and K. Rajagopal’s A Yellow Bird (Cannes Critics’ Week).

Currently, he has three feature film projects in production: Yeo Siew Hua’s A Land Imagined (a Singapore, French, Dutch Co-production), Wong Chen-Hsi’s City of Small Blessings (Torino Film Lab 2016, Cannes L’Atelier Cinefoundation 2017), and Jow Zhi Wei’s Tomorrow Is a Long Time (Jerusalem Film Lab 2016, Berlinale Talents 2017).





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Dissertation / Thesis

Exploring the Importance of Creative Collaborations Between Film Students

“Cinema is a collaborative art”. As such, collaborations should be implemented and encouraged from the moment a film student enters a film school. This paper will elaborate on why cinema requires of creative collaborations, why those collaborations create conflicts, how conflicts are managed, and why these elements are necessary for the creation of this art.
With the participation of 36 students from The Puttnam School of Film & Animation, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, the researcher conducted a research study to analyze the different ways film students manage creative collaboration and resolve conflict, how they perceive such conflicts as part of the creative process, and how they worked to resolve them on a timely manner. After all, cinema is a collaborative and costly artistic expression, but one that – well created – can move the masses.