Call for Entries: Singapore Shorts ’23


SINGAPORE SHORTS is an annual showcase organised by the Asian Film Archive that celebrates the boldness and diversity of Singapore short films. The programme will feature a broad range of new works chosen by an esteemed selection panel. There will be online discussions with the filmmakers, critical writings, as well as a special guest curated programme.

Submission deadline: 17 April 2023

Screenings will be held at the Oldham Theatre in August 2023.

More information and submission criteria in the link above.

Selection Panel

Clarissa Chikiamco

Clarissa Chikiamco is a curator with research interests in the moving image and post-war art in Southeast Asia. She was the acquisition curator of the inaugural collection of video art at the Philippine modern art museum, the Ateneo Art Gallery. At National Gallery Singapore where she is a curator, she co-curated exhibitions such as Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, A Fact Has No Appearance: Art Beyond the Object, Chua Mia Tee: Directing the Real and collaborated on the Singapore edition of Nam June Paik: The Future is Now. She was a jury member of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival in 2019 and is a PhD candidate in film studies at King’s College London. She is co-curating an exhibition on early video installation of Southeast Asia, opening in May 2023.


Nikki Draper
Assistant Chair, Students & Alumni
Senior Lecturer
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Nikki Draper is a media industry and film production educator, and a filmmaker. She’s a Senior Lecturer at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, founding faculty member of the Perspectives Film Festival at WKWSCI and founding member of SGIFF’s Youth Critics Programme.



Nurul Huda Rashid
Researcher/ Writer / Visual artist

Nurul Huda Rashid is a researcher-writer currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies. Her dissertation examines the role of algorithms in the circulation of Muslim women images. It is a continuation of years of unpacking the image through her visual arts practice in photographic works such as Hijab/Her (2012-2014), in writing and activist work with local groups and communities, and in lecture-performances such as Women in War (2016-2019) and Nodes (2022). Bridging perspectives from visual and archival methods alongside feminists and decolonial theories, Nurul develops and facilitates art and photography workshops, focusing on issues of care in image-making and annotation as approach. She loves smelling books and hopes to adopt a cat someday.


Chew Tee Pao
Film Archivist, Asian Film Archive

Tee Pao has been with the Asian Film Archive (AFA) since 2009. As lead Archivist, Tee Pao plans AFA’s preservation strategies and oversees the development of film collections, as well as curating various film programmes to showcase these collections. He also selects and oversees AFA’s film restorations, including works like Mike de Leon’s Batch ’81 (1982) and Dharmasena Pathiraja’s Bambaru Avith (1978), which was selected for Cannes Classics in 2020. He has delivered presentations on AFA’s advocacy efforts and the issue of film preservation. His publications include an article on NANG magazine (Issue 8, 2020) and a co-written chapter on “Independent Digital Filmmaking and its Impact on Film Archiving in Singapore” for the book Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives (2017).

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