Catch Five Local Genre Short Films From NYFA’s Film Facilitation Programme on The Projector Plus2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Conceptualised by National Youth Film Award (NYFA) 2020’s Youth Inspiration Award winner Huang Junxiang, the NYFA Film Facilitation Programme saw five veteran filmmakers mentor five NYFA alumni to present five genre short films.
Each short film will feature five different genres — comedy, horror, action, animation and drama. The first short, Henchmen, is now available on The Projector Plus, with subsequent releases every last Thursday of the month. Head over to https://theprojector.sg/themes/nyfa-film-facilitation-programme-shorts to find out more.
Directed by Alistair Quak
Mentored by Mike Wiluan
Release date: 29 April 2021
Set to the backdrop of an archetypal “action movie” (when a hitman seeks revenge on his former boss), we follow two henchmen, who try to avoid their inevitable fate, while waiting for their turn to “protect” their boss from the hitman.
Directed by Ang Qing Sheng
Mentored by Daniel Jeannette
Release date: 29 May 2021
At a traffic junction in Singapore, the Green Man refuses to show up. Various types of pedestrians appear — the law abiders, impatient jaywalkers, government critics and clueless playful children. Will they cross the road on red? Who would they blame for the fault?
Directed by Li Kayue
Mentored by Jeremy Chua
Release date: 24 June 2021
On the night before his debut, Isa decides to open up to his parents about his long-hidden pursuit.
Directed by Grace Song
Mentored by Sorayos Prapapan
Release date: 29 July 2021
Erin, a burnout editor, escapes the clutches of an overbearing arthouse film director, finding freedom away from the confines of her boxed-in life.
Directed by Tan Siyou
Mentored by Amanda Nell Eu
Release date: 26 August 2021
In Singapore, where even vapes are illegal, three rebellious schoolgirls are caught smoking by the principal. Their revenge prank takes a sinister turn.