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Hats, Gowns and Paper Planes: Three Years in A Nutshell by Victoria Stephanie Tay

Hats, Gowns and Paper Planes: Three Years in A Nutshell by Victoria Stephanie Tay

It was a dark and stormy night and the rain fell in torrents, and it is here that our story begins. Well, okay. It wasn’t nighttime. It wasn’t even night – or stormy – or torrentially rainy. Not even a little bit of rain. It was a swelteringly hot day, although you wouldn’t know it...
PINK DOT 2013: Bringing somewhere-over-the-rainbow Home

PINK DOT 2013: Bringing somewhere-over-the-rainbow Home

As Singapore’s Pink Dot, the freedom to love event celebrates its 5th year in exactly a month, its campaign video launched last Wednesday hit 18,000 Facebook likes overnight! The 2012 event witnessed the strength of 15,000 participants in support of the cause and the park bursting at its seams. For many, this annual event which...
Chance to Cannes: Boo Junfeng

Chance to Cannes: Boo Junfeng

Boo Junfeng is a Singaporean filmmaker. His body of work begins to explain more about him than any single award could. Trained in film schools across Singapore and Spain, his last stop at The Puttnam School of Film was recognized with the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts, LASALLE’s highest academic honour. More importantly,...
Short Film by Nooraini Shah wins 1st runner-up in the Best Film Category and Best Acting Ensemble

Short Film by Nooraini Shah wins 1st runner-up in the Best Film Category and Best Acting Ensemble

In late October, alumni Nooraini Shah, Chua Seng Yew and Anwar Wu took away 1st runner-up price in the Best Film Category as well as Best Acting Ensemble at the prestigious Vasantham Short Film Competition 2012!   The short Film, Vidiyal: Idea & Synopsis For the team, the given theme brought to mind the idea...
Being the Future of Asian Cinema: The Asian Film Academy Experience by Yeo Ke Liang

Being the Future of Asian Cinema: The Asian Film Academy Experience by Yeo Ke Liang

A week ago, I was in Busan, South Korea, for the perennial filmmaking workshop conducted by the Asian Film Academy. In its 8th year, the Asian Film Academy (AFA) brings emerging filmmakers from around Asia to Busan every October for an intensive 18 days of film workshops. Co-hosted by Dongseo University, Busan International Film Festival...
Tales from PiFan by William Liew

Tales from PiFan by William Liew

The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) is an international film festival held every year in South Korea since 1997. The film festival is arguably one of the biggest and celebrated events in Asia. On 19 July 2012, the 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival held its opening ceremony at the Bucheon Gymnastium where numerous...
A heartfelt National Day

A heartfelt National Day

Happy National Day, Singapore! In 2009, He Shuming and his classmates made the short film “National Day” as part of their final year project. Together with Norma de Souza who produced it and Goh Hiro Toshi Thomas who was the director of cinematography, Shuming wrote and directed the film. This film has since traveled to festivals...
Hello from Shuming in Los Angeles and on your first day at film school...

Hello from Shuming in Los Angeles and on your first day at film school…

Dear Year Ones, I’m taking a break from reading film synopses and moving into my new apartment in Los Angeles to say hello. Like you guys, I am in a mix of emotions because I’m heading back to film school in 2 weeks – not to mention settling into a new city! Needless to say,...
Someday: coming soon to a society near you!

Someday: coming soon to a society near you!

Started in 2009, Pink Dot stands for a Singapore in which all Singaporeans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are free to love and be loved. Each year, in support for the freedom to love, the public is called to gather and form a human pink dot at Hong Lim Park. behind the...