Time: 5pm – 6pm
Launched in July 2011, ciNE65 aims to capture the Singaporean identity through the lenses of local budding film-makers. It encourages aspiring young film-makers to share what Singapore means to them. This seminar is part of ciNE65 2019. Share your Singapore story and submit a 3-min short film before 18 March 2019!
The short film format presents the flexibility of experimenting with different types of storytelling. It has been an impactful medium over the years where it is presented in various platforms from film festivals, the Internet, branding videos, music videos, VR and commissioned works. This seminar will discuss about the possibilities of how short films can continue to be presented and how the format can evolve in the current digital landscape.
About Yeo Siew Hua
Yeo Siew Hua is a director and writer who won the 71st Locarno Festival’s Golden Leopard Prize, and the 29th Singapore International Film Festival Silver Screen Award (Best Film) for his film A Land Imagined《幻土》 (2018). His debut feature in 2009, the experimental In The House of Straw, was lauded by critics as a significant film of the Singapore New Wave. Yeo is a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Academy and a founding member of the 13 Little Pictures film collective in Singapore.
About Ric Aw
Ric Aw has directed 8 short films that have travelled to different film festivals. His short film, Piah, was commended by Prime Minister Lee as “heart-warming short film” and “a story of loss, hope and reconciliation.” In 2013, he directed Villain debuted at Singapore Short Films Awards and won Best Script and a special mention for Best Performance. Standing in Still Water (2014) was his first feature for the cinema. In addition to cinema, his form of artistic expression extends to video installation.