Singapore Panorama: Short Film Programme 2

Forgotten love, restlessness and the daily struggle are the core themes in these 6 films.

Screening

29 Nov, Wed / 9:30 PM / National Museum of Singapore
Singapore / 2017 / 77MIN / Various Languages
*Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance



Benjamin's Last Day At Katong Swimming Complex

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 15MIN / English

Benjamin rushes to Katong Swimming Complex when he finds out that it will be demolished. Wistful memories about his childhood comes crashing back as he dreams about recapturing some of the past’s magic.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Chai Yee Wei has made a number of short and feature films. He is the founder of Mocha Chai Laboratories, Singapore’s first boutique digital film lab.


White Carnations

康乃馨

Asian Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 11MIN / Mandarin, English

Struggling to get her special-needs son into a regular school, a single mother agonises over her conflicted feelings toward him when he obstructs her plan.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Tang Wan Xin is a recent graduate from the Puttnam School of Film and Animations at LASALLE College of the Arts. She hopes to tell stories that reveal truths that reality often conceals.


Yume

Asian Premiere / USA, Japan, Singapore / 2017 / 13MIN / Japanese / M18: Some sexual scenes

A young Japanese girl indulges in a secret activity to assuage the jadedness she feels in her life.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Grace Swee is currently studying at Columbia University School of The Arts, pursuing an MFA in Directing/Screenwriting. She enjoys telling stories of different genres, leaning towards films that expound on family relations, deep character studies and magical realism.


Return to Sender

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 18MIN / English, Mandarin, Teochew

Insulated by the lonely monotony of routine, Ji spend her nights tearing flyers and junk mail. One night, an interesting flyer gives her an unexpected opportunity for reconnection.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Gan Chin Lin is a student filmmaker from the graduating batch of Raffles Institution Film Society. Return to Sender is her debut work as director and cinematographer.


Angel

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 8MIN / Tamil / NC16: Some coarse language

A young man struggles to fulfil his grandmother’s last wish in the midst of family members who are wrought with loss and longing.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Don Aravind pursues his passion for cinema through his involvement in independent filmmaking. He has completed numerous short films as a director and a cinematographer.


Melodi

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 12MIN / Hokkien, Malay

A lonely Chinese boy becomes infatuated with his new neighbour, a young Indonesian helper, whom he believes is abused by a spiteful old man.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Michael Kam teaches filmmaking at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in the School of Film & Media Studies. He has written and directed several short films which have screened at numerous international film festivals.



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