Call for Entries: Singapore Shorts ’22


An annual showcase organised by the Asian Film Archive, Singapore Shorts celebrates the best and the most promising local short films. Featuring a diverse range of new cinematic works chosen by an esteemed selection panel, there will also be discussions with the filmmakers, critical writings, and more!

Screenings will be held at the Oldham Theatre in August 2022.

More information and submission criteria in the link above.

Selection Panel

Foo Tee Tuan

Director, Centre for Chinese Studies, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Associate Professor Foo Tee Tuan, PhD (Ohio University, 2004) is the Director of Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) at Singapore University of Social Sciences (CCS@SUSS). He is also the director and one of the curators for Singapore Chinese Film Festival. Before joining SUSS, he served at Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, and Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan). Over the years, he taught courses in video production, visual communication, global media, and Asian cinema.

Ella Raidel

Assistant Professor at NTU Singapore (ADM School of Art, Design and Media and WKWSCI Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information)

Ella Raidel, Ph.D., is a filmmaker, artist, and researcher. She is Asst. Prof. at NTU Singapore at ADM School of Art, Design, and Media and WKWSCI Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. In her interdisciplinary work – films, videos, writings – she focuses on the socio-cultural impact of globalisation with a focus on urbanisation and Asian cinemas. Her works have participated in international biennials, exhibitions, conferences, and presented at numerous International film festivals, including IFFR Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, DOK Leipzig, Hot Docs Canada, and Chicago International Film Festival. Her filmmaking corresponds with her writings on cinema for researching the poetics in image-making.

Prashant Somosundram

General Manager, The Projector

Prashant Somosundram oversees the programming and operations at The Projector, an independent cinema at Golden Mile Tower with a pop-up at Riverside Point.  He is also a member of the organising team of Pink Dot, a movement to support the freedom to love for the queer community in Singapore.

Siddharta Perez


Siddharta is a curator whose practice is parented by independent communities in Manila and the regions surrounding the Philippines, chiselled by museum employment and softened by peers who, like them, contend with oblique prompts on public histories and think about the rehabilitation of personal legacies. She is currently affiliated with the NUS Museum overseeing its South & Southeast Asia collections alongside the Museum’s collaborations with contemporary practices. 

Natalie Khoo

Film Programmer and Outreach Executive, Asian Film Archive

Natalie Khoo is a film programmer and outreach executive at the Asian Film Archive, where she curates films and organises events on Asian cinema and its attendant politics, while sharing with audiences the film preservation mission of the AFA. She recently curated Orienting Paradise which examines how Western filmmakers have projected their desires and anxieties onto Asia, and is involved in the Monographs video essay series. Natalie is also a moving image artist and filmmaker, whose work has screened and exhibited at Objectifs, Yamagata Documentary Festival, Queer East Film Festival and Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg among others. She was previously a film programmer at National Gallery Singapore.

Check out the 2021 edition here!

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