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The Inciting Incident Reveals its Inaugural Winners and Genre For The Next Challenge

19 March 2020

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The Inciting Incident Reveals its Inaugural Winners and Genre For The Next Challenge

Earlier this year, Sinema Media, a consultancy and project management company focused on film and media initiatives, kickstarted The Inciting Incident, its inaugural screenplay challenge, in partnership with casting agency Hello Group, acting school Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, publishing house Epigram Books and online interactive and fundraising platform Premise, with Tempest as a prize partner of this quarter.

On 18 March 2020, Sinema.SG announced on a special livestream show the winners of the challenge’s first round, with Fertility Treatment by Chung Ming See winning the first place prize. 

She takes home a S$200 cash prize, a Kirin – Monarch – PBT – Cherry MX Red Keyboard from Tempest (worth S$149), a spot to attend a Fundamentals of Acting workshop by Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (worth S$100), a 300 Premise Silver Coins Package, and a one-week casting package (worth S$3000) to go towards the production of the winning entry as a short film sponsored by casting agency Hello Group.

In addition, the top three winning screenplays will be published in a collection by Epigram Books at the end of the competition.

The Premise Award is awarded to the screenplay which the online interactive and fundraising platform felt was outstandingly engaging with strong potential to grow into something more. The Award aims to help kickstart the scriptwriter’s story from paper to screen reality. With the help of The Premise Award, the filmmaker is equipped with a quality project pitch video, marketing assets such as digital artworks on the crowdfunding page, thereby allowing them to tap on the platform to raise funds, pitch to potential investors and grow their fan base for their concept.

The finalists and winners for the first round are:

Fertility Treatment by Chung Ming See (First Place)
Consolation Prize by Tan Wei Ting (Second Place)
Stop at Two by Jamie Issac Tham Wai Mun (Third Place)
Secret Valentine by Muhd Afiq Bin Aris (Premise Award)
Chicken Feat by Niesa Marie Gequillo Luib
Cough Cough by Claire Tay Ming-Gui
Cut! by Taufiq Rozaini
The Golden Ass by Li Shin Ho
The Lost Bet by Sharon Phuah Swee Choo
You, Next by Kung Hak Yee

During the livestream, Sinema.SG also announced that the genre for its second quarter of competitions will be romance, with the submission period opening on 2 April and closing on 7 May. 

Stay tuned for more information in the following on our website (right here!) and our Facebook page.


Contact Details:
Miranda Cardenas
miranda@sinema.sg