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Shao Wei

SIGGRAPH 2017, Los Angeles, California – Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new key-er technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more. Fusion 9 is a massive new release with a VR toolset that makes it indispensable for virtual reality projects. Customers get a full 360º true 3D workspace, along with a new panoramic viewer and support for popular VR headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. …

The air was abuzz with excitement and promise as representatives from the local film industry gathered to recognise and celebrate the next generation of film auteurs this afternoon. The third edition of the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) was officiated by Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), Ms Grace Fu, with a total of 23 awards presented to emerging youth filmmakers from local Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs). One of the anchor events of July’s Youth Month, a month-long celebration of youth talents, aspirations and positive contributions, NYFA 2017 saw over 200 submissions that were critically assessed by …

The 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will cast a spotlight on three Singaporean filmmakers as part of its line-up this year. K. Rajagopal’s first feature film, A Yellow Bird has been shortlisted as one of the Asian feature films in competition as part of the Silver Screen Awards; a tribute will be made to the late Abdul Nizam during the festival to celebrate his works and contribution to the industry; and SGIFF’s commissioned short film by Singapore filmmaker Gladys Ng will make its world premiere during the opening of the festival on 23 November 2016. A co-production between Singapore …

Animation Nation is an festival held in Singapore featuring animation feature films, animation short, seminars, and workshops. It was founded in 2004 and is organised by the Singapore Film Society. The last edition of the festival was held in 2011. This year, SFS is bringing back Animation Nation from 13 October to 16 October, featuring a complete retrospective of the works of critically acclaimed and award-winning animator Adam Elliot, who will be in Singapore to present the films. His works include Academy Award® winner for Best Animated Short Film in 2003, HARVIE KRUMPET. The festival will open with Brazilian film …

The Singapore Writers Festival this year will feature an original, full-length film for the first time, titled One Hour To Daylight, partly inspired by the “curry dispute” that broke out here four years ago. We at Sinema have been busy over the past six months working on this and the fruit of our efforts culminates next week with 2 screenings. Details: “Utter 2016: One Hour To Daylight” is inspired by 4 #Singlit short fiction; “Harmonious Residences” by Jeremy Tiang, “Per(anti) Mimpi 1.0 – Dream Device 1.0” by Chempaka Aizim, “அலிசா-Alyssa” by Latha and “我们本来是要去打抢银行的 - We’d Wanted to Rob a …

Synopsis Too young to feel anything but anguish, It Has To Do With Me is about a young teenager, Reuben whose life of hedonistic privilege becomes an unbearable nightmare. 107.1°F A desert town. Reuben is rich, smart, beautiful, experienced in drugs and disaffection. It’s the summer after high school, and what should be an endless pool party is ruined by the presence of Leandro, his mother’s new toy-boy boyfriend. There is just not enough place in the mansion for both of them. Reuben looks for refuge in Lucas, the pool boy, his latest object of desire, as well as Valerie, …