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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 – Best of Shnit! 2011 & Sinema Showoff! 2011 Curators’ Pick4 min read

3 December 2011 4 min read


Fri, 16 Dec 2011 – Best of Shnit! 2011 & Sinema Showoff! 2011 Curators’ Pick4 min read

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Check out the Shnit International Shortfilmfestival 2011 winners and Sinema Showoff! Curator’s Pick! Join us for the last short films showcase for the year! 2 programmes in one night!

We are including dinner specially for this session.
We hope you can support by buying a dinner coupon!

Book online here!


Fri, 16 Dec 2011
Sinema Old School

6.30pm to 8.20pm – Buffet dinner available

7.15pm –  Shnit International Shortfilmfestival winners screening
(Ticket priced at $10.00 with dinner)

8.20pm – 8.30pm – Short break

8.30pm – Sinema Showoff! Curator’s Pick screening
(Free Entry. Buffet dinner priced at $5.00 separately)

9.30pm – Q&A

10.00pm ““ END


Part  1
Best of Shnit 2011 Winners (M18), approx. 70 mins
International Short Films

Fri, 16 Dec 2011
Sinema Old School

“shnit” means funky, freaky, and full of style, something shnitty is unique and extraordinary in any positive way! 😀

Shnit International Shortfilmfestival 2011 was first screened at Cathay Cineleisure from 7 – 9 October 2011. This screening is the award winning films voted by the audience worldwide.


15 SUMMERS LATER – Dir. Collantes Pedro (winner SMART JOE) 5 mins, Spain
Laila and Aksel, a couple in their late twenties, relax at a beach in the Trondheim’s fjord during a sunny day. Then Halvard, one of Laila’s old classmates, shows up unexpectedly. They haven’t seen each other since their schooldays but Halvard has some vivid memories to share with Laila.

DER BESUCH (The Visit) – Dir. Tambour Conrad  (winner MAGIC JACK) 8.5 mins, Animation, Germany
A tragicomical story about an old woman who, to the consternation of her son, is preparing dinner in the middle of the night for her long-deceased friends.
Fantasy, dream or reality? Does it make any difference? Trailer:

THE HIDDEN SMILE (El somriure amagat) – Durall Ventura (winner LONG JOHN) 13 mins, Spain
In the style of a realist fable, a reflection on the values that come about in a society made up of children.
The path of initiation taken by a 10-year-old boy who arrives to the Ethiopian capital after running away from home, and his encounter with a group of street children. Trailer:

GUET APENS – Dir. Barocas Michael (winner AUDIENCE AWARD) 8.45 mins, France
Jacques is an old man living a peaceful retired life. As he’s coming back from his daily walk through his neighborhood, he’s attacked by two men who force themselves into his apartment. They want money and they will do anything to find it. But Jacques hasn’t lost the battle yet”¦

SUIKER РDir. Jeroen Annokke̩ (nomination AUDIENCE AWARD) 9 mins, Netherlands
Bert’s scantily dressed neighbour, Klaasje, comes by to borrow a cup of sugar. Then things get steadily and comically worse.

ARMADINGEN – Dir. Philipp Kaessbohrer (nomination AUDIENCE AWARD) 23 mins, Germany
Walter lives together with his wife Helga on his farm in the North of Germany; they don’t have a lot to say to each other anymore. When Walter is cutting the hay, he hears in the radio that a gigantic asteroid is racing towards the earth and that there’s no hope for saving the world anymore. As he doesn’t know how to tell his wife, he just hides those news from her.

=====break 10 mins=====

Part 2
Sinema Showoff 2011 – Curator’s Pick
Singapore Short Films 

Fri, 16 Dec 2011
Sinema Old School


Anthony Chen | Mandarin | 16 mins | G
Commissioned Specially for River Hongbao 2011.

He Shuming | Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese & English | 26 mins | PG
Trailer here: 

Cik visits her old flat to collect rent from her two foreign worker tenants who are on their way to work – Zoe, a frumpy 30-year-old Malaysian Chinese whose second application to be a Singapore citizen has just been rejected, and Purple, a study-mama from China, who is hiding a secret from her 12-year-old son.

Kelvin Sng | Mandarin | 32 mins| M18

Trailer here:

The year is 1974. The police are focused on the extermination of secret societies.
After his father’s murder, 18-year-old Hao Nan is emotionally torn. As he copes with his loss, his desire to seek out the murderer also deepens. Driven by naivety and his shallow understanding of secret societies, Hao Nan’s chance encounter with Ming a member of Red Luck Gang brings an introduction to Hei Ge, leader of THE GANG.

James Khoo | English | 11mins | 2011

Screening as part of the 24th Singapore International Film Festival – Singapore Short Film Finalists 2.
Nominated for Best Director: James Khoo

2nd Warrant Officer Teck Hong has served his entire life in the army and is torn between continuing or leaving. Then an encounter with a detainee at the Detention Barracks opens his eyes to a life outside the army.


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