As part of its efforts to grow and nurture content creators in Singapore, Mediacorp has created a programme which will see its staff work with students in tertiary institutions around the country.
The programme, called ‘Young Creators Project’, began in June 2017 and provided funding support, mentorship by industry experts, as well as access to production resources such as filming equipment, studio facilities and props to interested students who are keen to create content.
Students were paired with executive producers, directors, writers and camera operators, who offered valuable advice and insights to the students, from the story pitching process to the actual production work-in-progress.
A total of 11 short films have since been produced by students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, and Temasek Polytechnic. They are now available on Mediacorp’s video-on-demand service, Toggle.
“The Young Creators Project is one of the ways we are nurturing local creative talent and providing the platforms for them to showcase their work. We’ve gained new perspectives from working with them too. These students come with fresh ideas for storytelling and are keen to experiment with new formats,” said Doreen Neo, chief content officer at Mediacorp.
In 2017, Mediacorp launched Bloomr.SG, which aimed to help content creators in Singapore produce creative formats in original content and brand storytelling, build their own communities and sustain their passion for content creation.