Local Youth Promotes Singaporean Films Through Charity Film Screening
The first ever local independent youth film screening event, YOUF, will take place from 7.30p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Monday, February 21, 2011, at the Golden Village Theatre, Vivocity.
The event will benefit The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), which raises money for needy students and will need SGD$5 million to help 12,400 children this year.
Drawing inspiration from a speech made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2010 to pre- university students, Josiah Ng, Chairperson for YOUF, decided to remember his obligation to society while pursuing his dream of promoting the local scene and films.
Four awarding-winning films from the renowned Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Film and Media Studies (NP FMS) have been carefully selected by the organising committee for the charity film screening – “Ah Ma”, “Life with Ummu”, “Yesterday‟s Play” and Dreams. Each film captures the main essence and purpose of the film screening, and portrays youths overcoming various life challenges while pursuing their dreams.
In a bid to raise more funds for The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), the organising committee has collaborated with the world’s leading international funding platform, Indiegogo.com, to provide supporters and donors with an avenue to make online contributions. The organising committee has also leveraged on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to garner support from fellow youths. The YOUF Charity Film Screening – Help Us Fund This Project Facebook page currently has 234 „Likes‟ and USD$759 in cash donations.
The official ticketing agent and official venue provider for the film screening are Gatecrash and Golden Village respectively.