Post Archive

April 2010

After France, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, the “Very Short” comes to Singapore! For the first time in Singapore the Very Short International film screens less than 3 minutes movies (animation, fiction, humor) from around the world and a selection of the best Very Short “made in Singapore”.

From massively multiplayer online games to films that can be distributed globally and next-generation digital media applications that serve users worldwide – the Media Development Authority (MDA) is scaling up the capability of Singapore’s media companies to undertake large-scale media projects targeting the international market.

A Singapore film has once again been selected for screening at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Sandcastle, directed by Boo Junfeng, will see its world premiere at the 49th International Critics’ Week (ICW), which runs from 13-21 May. As a first-time feature film director, Junfeng is also eligible for the Camera d’Or (Golden Camera) award, a distinction for best first feature film in any one of the Cannes’ selections – the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight or the International Critics’ Week.

Celebrate the romance & magic of cinema with your family and friends in a refreshing open-air setting as some of your favourite and most beloved movie classics are screened Under the Banyan Tree. The films for the month of April are Thunderbirds Are Go! and The Time Machine.

The second feature length film funded by the Singapore Film Commission’s Feature Film Fund, Gurushetram – 24 Hours of Anger, is being touted as Singapore’s first Tamil film, unless of course if you’re considering a Tamil-speaking local film then Eric Khoo’s My Magic would be ahead of this effort by TT Dhavamanni, who directed and co-wrote the story with Cheong Tze Chien, which touch on Indian gangsters dabbling with drugs as a way of life.

Sinema Showoff! returns this month with “The Balik Kampung Collection”, a selection of short films by Malay directors or with Malay / Indonesian themes, carefully curated by Singapore Polytechnic in consultation with Singapore Malay Film Society (SMFS). This month’s Sinema Showoff! will be on the 27th of April, 7.30pm at Sinema Old School (11B Mount Sophia, B1-12, Singapore 228466). Admission is free!