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.
Saturday, 14 July
3pm - 5pm
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)
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)
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.
- The event description was updated. Diff#352189 2018-07-10 02:29:14