On Nov 2, national media network Mediacorp inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with non-profit organisation Honour (Singapore) at the 12th edition of the latter’s biannual film screening session at the Capitol Theatre.
The partnership will see films, created by young emerging filmmakers, streamed on Mediacorp’s digital video platform, mewatch, and aired on the Lights. Camera. Singapore. block on Mediacorp’s Channel 5, which highlights locally produced works.
The films also aim to raise awareness of the growing interest in homegrown honour-themed Singapore films among local audiences.
In a statement to the press, Honour (Singapore)’s founding chairman Lim Siong Guan said: “Mediacorp is no stranger to engaging audiences with compelling content and supporting innovation in storytelling.
“Their dedication to diversity and their commitment to enriching the cultural landscape align perfectly with our vision. Through this partnership, Mediacorp will provide a national stage for our film initiative, giving filmmakers and their stories the exposure they deserve.”
Angeline Poh, Mediacorp’s Chief Customer and Corporate Development Officer, added: “We are committed to championing local content and talents, and are excited to join hands with Honour (Singapore) to celebrate some of the finest works by our budding filmmakers.
“By showcasing these films across our network, we hope to amplify their exposure to a wider audience, as well as foster a stronger appreciation for local content.”
Audiences can catch the first Honour films on mewatch and Channel 5 sometime in December this year.