Official Selection '18 - Day 2


Out of 130 entries to Singapore Shorts ‘18, 14 titles have been chosen in this showcase to represent the breadth and depth of short film outputs from Singapore and Singaporeans between 2017 and the early months of 2018. The eventual selection is based on merits of quality, originality, and diversity determined by members of the selection panel.

Read the full Selection Notes here: bit.ly/singaporeshorts2018

Visit the main page here: singaporeshorts18.peatix.com

Programme details:

Saturday, 14 July

3pm - 5pm

Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

Free admission with registration
This programme (Official Selection Day 2) is rated R21.
Please check film ratings before registration. For films with no ratings at the date of print, please check updates online before registration.

About the films:

Blue in D-Flat Major (2018, 12 min, Rating TBA)

Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen

A family comes to terms with the death of the family dog, following a chain of events sparked by fears of a nuclear emergency.

Between Us Two (2017, 5 min, R21 (Homosexual Theme))

Tan Wei Keong

A gay son talks to his dead mother.

Away (2018, 9 min, PG)

Tang Kang Sheng

While traveling overseas, an urgent call from home arrives.

Between Pudukkottai & Singapore – Poems by N Rengarajan (2017, 19 min, PG)

Vishal Daryanomel

Originally from Pudukkottai, India, N Rengarajan works in Singapore’s construction sector. Between Pudukkottai & Singapore features three of his poems that depict the ups and downs of migrant life, grappling with issues of employment, exploitation, debt, and prejudice. Through a documentary lens, the film navigates the sacrifices migrant workers make in the hope of achieving their dreams.

Row (2018, 10 min, PG)

Amanda Tan Hui Teng

Row is an intimately observed portrait of the last standing traditional fishermen in Singapore, focusing on Nasir Basir. It documents his processes at sea, his simple, atypical manner of life and the interactions he has with those who cross paths with him.

Melodi (2017, 12 min, PG)

Michael Kam

An awkward lonely young boy is infatuated by his new neighbour, a young Indonesian helper working for an old wheelchair-bound man. In his own way, he makes a connection with her.

一万八 (CA$H) (2018, 12 min, PG)

Tan Wei Ting

Four cashiers stage a revolt by locking themselves inside the supermarket late at night in protest at the prospect of losing their jobs to a cashless system. As the night unfurls and negotiations are made, the group of friends share their anxieties of an uncertain future.


All screenings are held at the Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore.
Please check film ratings before registration. For films with no ratings at the date of print, please check updates online before registration.

About Singapore Shorts '18

The inaugural edition of Singapore Shorts '18 is an annual showcase celebrating the best and the most promising local short films in Singapore. A critical platform for excellence and diverse thought in moving images, the selection will be overseen by a panel of respected professionals across Singapore's film industry.

Alongside screenings of the selected cinematic works, the programme will also feature post-screening discussions with the filmmakers, dedicated reviews from critics and a special section of older titles from the Asian Film Archive's collection.

Singapore Shorts '18 will be held at the Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore from 13 - 15 July 2018.

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Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore
General Admission - 14 July, 3 - 5pm FULL
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93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 Singapore
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