Singapore Shorts ’24

  • August 2, 2024 | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre
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Asian Film Archive (AFA) presents Singapore Shorts ‘24, the latest edition of AFA’s annual showcase of the boldness and diversity of Singapore’s short filmmaking scene.  Selected by a group of professionals from different creative industries from over 120 open call submissions, 22 distinctive and eclectic works made between 2023-2024 will be screened in four official selections. 

The special programme this year was developed by Renee Ng and Alexander Lee, two of the four participants of the new initiative Film Programmers Lab 2024 by AFA and Objectifs. This lab provided six months of mentorship and networking for emerging local film programmers to develop their skills. Their programme, “Gardening a Dystopian City”, examines our place within the Garden City that is Singapore.     

Complementing the screening programmes will be in-person Q&As with filmmakers as well as commissioned essays and response pieces. Singapore Shorts ‘24 will take place from 2 –  17 August 2024 at Oldham Theatre. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, 17 July 2024.

Official Selection

Selection 1: Appetite/Perverse Consumption (68 mins)
Friday, 2 August | 8pm (with Q&A session)
Saturday, 10 August | 2pm

She and Her Good Vibrations (2023, dir. Olivia Griselda and Sarah Cheok)
Chomp It! (2023, dir. Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen)
The Bun (2023, dir. Jordan Low)
Eating Fish (2023, dir. Ooi Mae Hweei, Wai Zi Ying)
M.U.R.B.Y (2023, dir. Jonyl Tan and Arcilla Meghan Setyabudi)
the man obsessed with the perfect egg (2023, dir. Caganap Janna)
Voicemails (留言) (2023, dir. Hoe Jian Wei)
Acid Green (2023, dir. Yuan Li Elizabeth Xu (EXYL))

Selection 2: Land/Elemental (70 mins)
Saturday, 3 August | 2pm (with Q&A session)
Sunday, 11 August | 2pm

hard boil, soft centre (2024, dir. Elsa Wong, Sonia Kwek)
lemas semangat (2024, dir. Ila)
Beyond the Other Shore (波罗蜜) (2023, dir. Pek Jia Hao and Ang Jia Jun)
Today’s Sunlight Falls Weakly On You (2023, dir. Lim Yuzheng)

Selection 3: Living with Others? (71 mins)
Saturday, 3 August | 5pm (with Q&A session)
Sunday, 11 August | 5pm

MRT City (2023, dir. Kevia Tan)
The World I Live In Doesn’t Exist (2023, dir. Tan Ker Wei)
Full Shift (2023, dir. Christal Gallyot)
302 (2024, dir. Leon Cheo)
Fishing for Words (2023, dir. Alton Ron Tan)
Matinee at Three (三時日場) (2024, dir. He Shuming)

Selection 4: Kinship (60 mins)
Sunday, 4 August | 2pm (with Q&A session)
Saturday, 17 August | 2pm

Dragonflies (蜻蜓) (2023, dir. Angeline Klarissa)
I look into the mirror and repeat to myself (2023, dir. Giselle Lin)
The Pirate Club (2024, dir. Caleb Ong Cabusao)
Dévotions (2023, dir. Jessica Goh)

Special Programme: Gardening A Dystopian City

Sunday, 21 August | 8pm – 10pm (with Q&A session)

Part 1: Placenta Garden
Landscapes in the Year X (2017, dir. Ang Siew Ching)
A Child’s Concise History of Garden City (2005, dir. Sean Li-Wen Chong and Jason Ebo Johnson)
Homemaker (2005, dir. Li-Lin Wee)
What Has To Be (2017, dir. Jerrold Chong)

Part 2: Garden Decay
Dreaming in Broad Daylight (2023, dir. Khairullah Rahim)
Roots, Flowers and Fruits (2021, dir. Rifyal Giffari)
Body Missing Body (2023, dir. Grace Song)
The Blue Flower (2013, dir. Yeo Siew Hua)


Selection Panel

Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Artist/Educator

Wesley Leon Aroozoo is an artist with 13 Little Pictures, an educator with LASALLE College of the Arts and is pursuing his PhD at RMIT University at the School of Media and Communication.Wesley’s medium-defying works spanning across literary arts, film, television, performance and theatre have been awarded at the Singapore Book Awards, nominated at the Busan International Film Festival and was a Finalist at the Epigram Books Fiction Prize.

Always exploring new disciplines, Wesley took to the stage in 2022 and 2023 at The Arts House with his engaging performance The Overhead and This is Not a Bench at Storyfest. Wesley received his Master of Fine Arts from New York University and Bachelor of Fine Arts (with honours) from Nanyang Technological University.

 

Aditi Shivaramakrishnan
Editor/Writer

Aditi Shivaramakrishnan works as an editor, writer, and speech-to-text interpreter in Singapore.

She has worked on art books, comics, and young adult fiction titles at National Gallery Singapore, Difference Engine, and Epigram Books. She is interested in intergenerational conversations that surface immigrant experiences and ideas, and her collaborative, interview-based pieces on this topic have appeared in Portside Review and SEASONINGS Magazine.

A former manager at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Aditi has also moderated Q&As for the Singapore International Film Festival and contributed to its annual festival guides. Her arts writing has been published in ArtsEquator, Esplanade Offstage, Jom, and elsewhere.

 

Izyanti Asa’ari
Creative Director/Writer

Izyanti Asaari is co-founder of creative studio, Fellow Design. Their works are often seen in arts, heritage and community domains, anchored by the craft of storytelling for the public, in public spaces. In addition to the studio’s practice, she has been published in anthologies, New Singapore Poetries (Gaudy Boy), To Let the Light In (Sing Lit Station) and This is Not A Safety Barrier (Ethos Books).

 

 

Kin Leonn
Sound Artist

Kin Leonn is a sound artist, composer and music producer from Singapore. His soundtrack for The Breaking Ice by Anthony Chen premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, and his score for Baby Queen by Lei Yuan Bin premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in 2022. He has also designed numerous sonic installations – notably for the ArtScience Museum, London’s Architectural Association with Sean Gwee, and Happy House for Singapore Art Week.

As an artist, Kin Leonn releases music with KITCHEN. LABEL; his production credits include collaborations with Yeule, Moderat, and Lucinda Chua. Kin Leonn is a first-class graduate of the London College of Music, and a 2021 recipient of the Spike Stent Award.

 

Natalie Ng
Marketing & Communications Executive, Asian Film Archive

Natalie Ng manages the social media, marketing and communications of the Asian Film Archive. She has overseen the exhibitions for Retrospective: Wong Kar-Wai and Comic Relief: Film Retrospective and Exhibition on Wang Sha and Ye Feng. Natalie is also a film writer and regularly interviews filmmakers, contributes and edits for the Melbourne based Asian cinema website Filmed in Ether. Her writing has also been featured in The Big Issue and Meld Magazine. She has also previously worked for the Melbourne International Film Festival and contributed to the Singapore International Film Festival.

 


Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, 17 July. 

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Important Notice:
Do note that Oldham Theatre does not play ads and screenings will start promptly. Doors will open 10 minutes before showtime, so arrive early to register and find a seat. Arrive early so as not to disrupt the screenings. All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred.

T&Cs
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