After a brief hiatus, Asian Film Archive is proud to present Singapore Shorts ’21, an annual showcase celebrating the best and the most promising local short films in Singapore. Chosen by an esteemed selection panel, 27 bold and diverse cinematic works from the past two years will be screened in five unique programmes.
There will be live post-screening Q&As, critical writings, and a special online talk that dives into a hidden chapter of Singapore’s cinema history. Singapore Shorts ’21 will take place from 13 August – 5 September 2021 at Oldham Theatre and online. All screenings will take place at Oldham Theatre.
Full lineup and events will be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale Friday, 6 August 2021.
I Took A Nap and I Miss You, dir. Shelby Kho
What We May Be, dir. Ashwind Menon
The Visit, dir. Morrie Tan
断舍离 (Uncle Goose Waits For A Phone Call), dir. Kew Lin
团圆饭 (Reunion Dinner), dir. Danielle Koh Wei
巨人 (Jù Rén), dir. Harry Zhuang, Henry Zhuang
BANGAU (STORK), dir. Fanny Bratahalim
partitions, dir. Vishal Daryanomel
Rite of Passage, dir. Olivia Griselda
Saudade, dir. Russell Adam Morton
scrnsave dir. Yang Vicki, Winston Ko
Tuition, dir. Alistair Quak
GUNKWORLD, dir. Mark Chee
The Cup, dir. Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen
Sunday, dir. Kris Ong
Piece of Meat, dir. Jerrold Chong, Huang Junxiang
Wallflowers in the Parade, dir. Tan Jit Jenn
Jiran Sekampung (Village Neighbours), dir. Toh Hun Ping
A stinging feeling on my neck, dir. Lai Yu Tong
Here is Not There (这里不是那里), dir. Nelson Yeo
Hampshire Road, dir. Ting Min-Wei
Escape Velocity IV, dir. Zai Tang
Home Economics with A Stubborn Bloom, dir. A Stubborn Bloom
Elsa, dir. Jen Nee Lim
After Noon, dir. Koo Chia Meng
Kickers, dir. Syamsul Bahari
When I Talk to You, dir. Grace Song
Chelsea curates and manages programmes at Objectifs. She is the curator for Stories That Matter, an annual programme at Objectifs that showcases the possibilities of non-fiction visual storytelling. Other programmes she manages at the centre include the Objectifs Documentary Awards, Curator Open Call and the centre’s artist residency programmes, which supports the development of filmmakers, photographers, artists and curators in Singapore and the region. Chelsea has also led collaborations such as Personally Speaking: The Art of Caregiving, a visual arts project produced for the Lien Foundation. She was previously Marketing Manager at The Substation (2012 to 2015), where she oversaw the centre’s marketing and communication initiatives.
Hsu Fang-Tze is a lecturer of the Department of Communication and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a curator of the NUS Museum. Apart from her curatorial dedication to moving images, she has been part of the jury board of several film festivals —including the Asian Vision Competition for the Taiwan International Documentary Festival and ARKIPEL 2017: Penal Colony. Her writings can be found in the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Art Critique of Taiwan, and Voice of Photography.
Jamal Mohamad is Senior Manager (Programmes) at National Heritage Board’s Malay Heritage Centre where he develops and implements a variety of activities targeting different audience segments, including underserved communities such as the elderly and youth-at-risk. He was also former Artistic Director of Teater Ekamatra and has a background in theatre and film productions. He is a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (2008), Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award (2008) and National Arts Council Overseas Bursary (2008). Jamal strongly believes that Star Wars and Star Trek fans should really try to get along.
Viknesh is a film programmer at the Asian Film Archive, where he curates screenings and discursive events that examine issues affecting Asian societies, explore the art of Asian cinema, and further the film preservation mission of the AFA. He also oversees the commissioning project, Monographs, a series that features written and video essays about Asian cinema conceived during the uncertainty of the global pandemic. Viknesh holds an MA in Film Studies from the National Film and Television School in England and was previously the programme manager at independent cinema venue, The Projector.
Warren Sin was a film programmer at the National Museum of Singapore Cinematheque between 2008 and 2017. He was responsible for several retrospectives focusing on significant film directors from Federico Fellini to Hou Hsiao-hsien, as well as various cinema related programmes. He was also the key programmer for the annual Singapore Short Cuts programme during his tenure at the Cinematheque. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media, where he specialises in the History of World Cinema.
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