SINEMA MEDIA

Sinema Media is a consultancy and project management company focusing on film and media initiatives.

Core Missions

  • Promote and advocate for the creation and consumption of Singaporean stories both locally and internationally
  • Spotlight and develop filmmaking talents 
  • Encourage cross-cultural awareness and understanding through the medium of film

Milestones

2006: Started as a blog, Sinema.SG, to collate information and news on SG independent filmmaking.

2007: Opened the first independent community theatre in Singapore, Sinema Old School, to showcase local independent films. Closed in 2012 for good.

2011: Created biannual short film competition ciNE65 for NEXUS.

2013: Took over the 48 Hour Film Project SG in 2013 and ran it till 2017.

2014: Produced four short films adapted from local literature for Singapore Writers Festival’s Utter.

2015: Created the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) together with *SCAPE’s new “Media Pillar” for industry development; ran it for four editions until 2018.

2016: Produced One Hour To Daylight, a feature film adapted from local literature, for Singapore Writers Festival’s Utter.

2018: Ran Utter Redux for Singapore Writers Festival, a retrospective of the past Utter editions through the years.

2018: Brought first batch of selected NYFA winners to Taiwan for the inaugural collaboration with the Golden Harvest Awards.

2019: Brought the second batch of selected NYFA winners to the Golden Harvest Awards. Held the first Golden Harvest Awards Singapore Showcase, bringing Taiwanese short films to Singapore.

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