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    The 5th Singapore Short Film Festival, Singapore’s only international short film festival, returns from 13 – 21 September as an annual film festival.

    Featuring over 120 short films from all over the world including films from Belgium, France, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Spain and Singapore, the festival offers a spread of award-winning films that are as wide and varied as there are genres in film.


    Some notable short films include “Danse Macabre” & “Next Floor”, which are Midnight Cinema films featured at Cannes, “The Attack of the Robots from Nebula-5”, a Spanish Sundance favorite, “Limoncello”, a fun ride of a Spanish Western, “Love Child”, a surreal Swedish Midnight Cinema and our local animation talents which have progressed amazingly over these few years.



    Some highlighted programmes include the Asian Film Symposium, Korean and UK short films and a Midnight cinema segment that will feature horror, scifi, zombie short film flicks.


    Catch more details of the festival here at the official website - Singapore Short Film Festival - Home

    Also check out the Facebook events pages!
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    PROGRAMME TRAILER
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    KOREAN – SCHOOL DAYS
    Tickets at $5 / 7 (conc. for students, NSFs, SFS members and Friends of The Substation)
    13th September, Sunday, 5.30pm – 6.45pm
    Venue: The Substation Theatre
    Total runtime: 57 min


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    Website: Singapore Short Film Festival



    1) A SCHOOL REP.



    Park Sang-joon / 2008 / 17min / South Korea / PG

    Synopsis:
    Sun-ah is the most beautiful student with the highest grade in school. Everyone, including teachers and friends, knows that she will be the new student representative at the upcoming school election. One day, her teacher gives a surprise examination. Sun-ah could not solve a question and demolishes her pride.

    Director’s Bio:
    Born in 1967, Park Sang-joon graduated from yonsei University, Department of Philosophy.

    Film Festivals:
    - Korea Visual Arts Festival, South Korea, 2008 (2nd Prize in Amateur Section)
    - eMotion Film Festival, 2008 (Best Awards)



    2) EVERYTHING JISOO ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX



    Lee Ji-soo / 2007 / 10min / South Korea / NC16 (Sexual Reference)
    Synopsis:
    Interviewing her classmates and teachers, Ji-soo gets to listen to men from their teens into their 40s talk about their thoughts on sex. Even though it varies between individuals, Ji-soo can’t help but conclude that sexual discrimination is still prevalent.

    Director’s Bio:
    Lee Ji-soo took a media workshop for feminism filmmaking for teenagers at her last year of junior high school, This is her first film made during the workshop.

    Film Festivals:
    - International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea, 2008



    3) GIRL



    Hong Sung-hoon / 2008 / 17min / South Korea / RATINGS TBA
    Synopsis:
    A girl in a school uniform comes to meet a middle-aged guy and introduces herself as the girlfriend of his son. She tells him that she’s pregnant with his son’s baby and asks him to accompany her to a gynecologist. Without a second thought, he takes her in his car and drives to the hospital. He feels embarrassed and also takes pity on the girl as he heads for the operating room with her…

    Director’s Bio:
    A member of class of 2006 Korean Film Academy and he directed “From Soil, To Soil” (2002), “Bitter” (2003), “Witch” (2004) and “A Whisper” (2005). His short film “A Reunion” was invited to Cannes International Film Festival Cinema Foundation and was also introduced to various international film festivals. “Girl” was sponsored by the Kodak Short Film Fund.

    Film Festivals:
    - Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea, 2008 (Sonje Award)



    4) HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS



    Park Ji-wan / 2008 / 15min / South Korea / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    High school girls, A, B, C, D, E, plays poker. S and T fight over marks they got in a mock exam. Y spends an odd night with a teacher. They are all high school girls and each day is all the time they have

    Director’s Statement:
    Time only moves forward. The times people say are the most beautiful in life may seem like a repetitious day, but in the end it is another day put together that is gone forever. Perhaps, ‘beautiful’ is a word meaning those unrecoverable moments.

    Director’s Bio:
    Born in 1981, Park Ji-wan graduated from Ehwa Woman’s University majoring in Broadcasting/Film and finished her film studies in the Korean Academy of Fine Arts, 2008. She has 2 years experience working in film marketing at BOM production company.

    Film Festivals:
    - International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea, 2008
    - Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, South Korea, 2008
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    Full programme out for download now at the official website

    http://www.substation.org/5SSFF/programmes.html

    download link
    http://www.substation.org/5SSFF/others/SSFF booklet.pdf

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    FRENCH ANIMATIONS
    Tickets at $5 / 7 (conc. for students, NSFs, SFS members and Friends of The Substation)
    13th September, Monday, 8.45pm – 10.15pm
    Venue: The Substation Theatre
    Total runtime: 59 min

    Presented with the support of the French Embassy.


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    Website: Singapore Short Film Festival



    1) FIRST TRIP



    Grégoire Sivan / 2007 / 10min / France / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    Chloé and her father share their first real conversation during a train trip. Chloé is 10 months with an excess of energy.


    2) ST FEAT DAY



    Anne-Laure Daffis, Léo Marchand / 2007 / 15min / France / RATINGS TBA
    Synopsis:
    Losing teeth for an ogre is a pain, especially when it happens the day before the Saint Feast…


    3) IN YOUR ARMS




    François-Xavier Goby, Édouard Jouret, Matthieu Landour / 2006 / 6min / France / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    The greatest tango dancer of the 20s is stuck in a wheelchair after an accident. Thanks to his wife, he recovers the use of his legs just long enough for one imaginary dance.

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    4) THE MARCH OF THE NAMELESS



    Jean Constantial, Nicolas Laverdure, Lucas Vigroux / 2006 / 6min / France / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    A vision of war, within the destiny of a soldier, in the middle of a battlefield.



    5) BLINDSPOT



    Johanna Bessière, Cécile Dubois, Herry Simon Rouby, Nicholas Chauvelot / 2008 / 4min / France / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    A robber goes into a small convenience shop with the intention of holding it up. An old grandmother with bad eyesight is doing her shopping. Suddenly things go horribly wrong…

    6) BERNI'S DOLL



    Yann Jouette / 2007 / 12min / France / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    Lowly factory employee Berni attempts to overcome his loneliness by buying a woman made up of spare parts from developing countries.



    7) TONG



    David Cellier, Florent Limouzin & Arnaud Real / 2006 / 9min / France / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    A little Chinese scientist is lucky enough to invent a machine that disintegrates things. It will be used to save the world from a planetary menace.

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    NO JOKE - SHORTS
    Tickets at $5 / 7 (conc. for students, NSFs, SFS members and Friends of The Substation)
    13th September, Monday, 3.30pm – 5pm
    Venue: The Substation Theatre
    Total runtime: 63 min

    Yes, this is funny.
    A selection of in-competition short films that looks at the lighter side of life.

    Short films in this programme are in-competition for the Audience Award for the top 3 most voted International and Local short films.



    1) NO JOKE BURMA



    Li-Anne Huang / 2008 / 12min / Singapore & Burma / PG

    Synopsis:
    The Moustache Brothers, Burmese comedians, were imprisoned for telling jokes and live under house arrest today. They continue to defy the government by performing their shows. Will they finally be free or will their jokes lead to their demise?



    2) BRIGHT LIGHTS & ASPIRATIONS



    Tay Aik Tiao / 2009 / 10min / Singapore / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    “Bright Lights & Aspirations” is a documentary that takes a look at the Getai (stage) singing scene in Singapore through the eyes of a young Getai singer.



    3) ELEVATED



    Jared Mark / 2008 / 14min / USA / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    Ted Fisher lives a life of routine as a lonely customer-service representative in Strongman Frozen Foods’ complaint department. When he meets Valerie on the office elevator, his imagination goes wild, and his routine will never be the same again.

    Director’s Statement:
    “Elevated” is a story about being stuck in a routine, then finally finding the will and the desire to break that routine.

    I owe tremendous gratitude to the cast and crew of “Elevated”. They worked so hard, with so little, to make so much. We also could not have made this short without the generosity of my family and friends. We hope you enjoy it.

    Director’s Bio:
    Jared is a Los Angeles native and a recent Directing MFA graduate at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He makes up half of a writing-directing team with his brother, Darin Mark.

    Film Festivals:
    - Newport Beach Film Festival, 2009
    - Cinelympics, 2009 (Winner in Comedy Category)

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    4) DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE



    Eva Pervolovici / 2009 / 15min / UK & Romania / M18 (Sexual Scene and Drug Use)

    Synopsis:
    A young girl is willing to make a painful sacrifice in order to help her lover escape a jail sentence, but the decisions she faces will not leave her unharmed and will forever change her views on love and life.

    Director’s Statement:

    Director’s Bio:
    Eva is a young Romanian director, recently having completed her MFA Advance Film Practice in Edinburgh. Her short and experimental films have been screened at festivals around the world and won several prizes. My Undone School Film (2007), a 16mm fictional short won the best Experimental Film at Hyperion Film Festival in Romania and was screened at Milwaukee Short Film Festival, USA. She currently develops with Strada film a feature film project, written during an 'artist’s in residence' in Paris.

    Film Festivals:
    - Edinburgh International Film Festival (MIFF Awards)



    5) RIP IT OFF



    Han Yohan / 2009 / 5min / South Korea / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    In this work, randomly shot pedestrians and vehicles on the street are shown on a monitor while a spectator in front of the screen freely inserts and removes selected objects via a hand as if ripping off memo papers.

    Director’s Statement:
    Originally inspired by a book written by Michel Foucalt, “Discipline and Punishment” which describes and criticizes the structure of the Panopticon, once designed in a circular shape as an ideal prison by Jeremy Bentham. It is formed in an effective shape to manage prisoners, for the observer is able to clearly investigate every little detail of the prisoners at the center of the Panopticon.

    Today’s media has a great deal of power and invades our everyday lives. Personal spaces can be transformed unintentionally into a body and mind tamed by the media.



    6) EL ATAQUE DE LOS ROBOTS DE NEBULOSA - 5 (THE ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS FROM NEBULA-5)



    Chema Garcia Ibarra / 2008 / 7min / Spain / PG

    Synopsis:
    Almost everybody is going to die very soon.

    Director’s Bio:
    Chema Garcia Ibarra was born in Elche and works as a copywriter in advertising.

    Film Festivals: *cut off at 10 festivals*
    - Mostra Cinema Jove d’Elx, 2008 (Ciutat d’Elx award)
    - Visual Majadahonda, 2008 (Fiction Best short film)
    - Manlleu Film Festival, 2008 (Video Best short film)
    - Premios Rendibú, 2008 (Best Short Film)
    - Certamen Fira Magica, 2008 (Best Short Film)
    - Premios de la Diputación de Alicante, 2008 (Best Short Film)
    - Festival Fantosfreak, 2008 (Best Short Film)
    - Cinemad (Award Renoir Best Short Film)
    - Sundance Film Festival (Honorable Mention)
    - Film Front, Serbia (Special Jury Award)

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    Ooh looks great! Will be catching some of these for sure..

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    Cool, I would definitely like to attend the Korean - School Days films.
    Clean. Simple. Makes out a good composition.

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    Ooh looks great! Will be catching some of these for sure..
    Cool, I would definitely like to attend the Korean - School Days films.

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    LIMONCELLO - SHORTS
    Tickets at $5 / 7 (conc. for students, NSFs, SFS members and Friends of The Substation)
    13th September, Sunday, Noon – 1.15pm
    Venue: The Substation Theatre
    Total runtime: 67 min
    RATED M18


    Limoncello - A lemon liqueur made with lemon juice, sugar, water, and 100 proof vodka. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
    A selection of in-competition short films that spins your head around on its quirky contents.

    Short films in this programme are in-competition for the Audience Award for the top 3 most voted International and Local short films.

    1) LOOPLOOP



    Patrick Bergeron / 2008 / 5min / Canada / PG

    Synopsis:
    LoopLoop is made from a sequence captured in a train going to Hanoi in Vietnam. I filmed the houses boarding the railroad. The 1000 images of this sequence have been stitched into one long panoramic image. Into this long image, I integrated other moving elements and built smooth transitions over it. LoopLoop is a video loop.

    Director’s Bio:
    Video artist and researcher, I manipulate the image and its details. I'm interested about the concepts of speed, memories and the image components. My work is a mix of animation, experimental film and documentary.

    For the last 15 years, I’m working in special effect for the film industry. I’m a “digital compositor”. I worked on some of the most challenging shots on films like “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Matrix”.

    “LoopLoop” is my first film

    Film Festivals:
    - Vad Festival, Spain (Special jury mention)
    - Tampere Film Festival
    - Krakow Film Festival
    - Brooklyn Film Festival

    Youtube Interview:
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    2) KRUMMAFOTUR (WRONG WAY ROUND)



    Haraldur Sigurjonsson / 2009 / 19min / Iceland / M18 (Drug Scene)

    Synopsis:
    Einar lives in his car with his 7 year old daughter. He is out of work and has been sober for 10 months. He trys to protect his daughter from the truth about her mother.

    Director’s Bio:
    Haraldur has worked in TV for 12 years, mainly as an editor. He has produced, shot and edited 8 TV series, 2000 commercials and trailers, 10 music videos and more. Haraldur has also done one other short film and 3 documentaries.



    3) LIMONCELLO



    Jorge Dorado, Luis Alejandro Berdejo, Borja Cobeaga / 2007 / 22min / Spain / NC16 (Some Violence)

    Synopsis:
    The American West. Any village. A preacher who has difficulty in sleeping. A young girl and a subnormal boy looking for a map. A sheriff who doesn't wash himself. Dust, dry blood, horses, guns, dirty hair, sweat, water troughs. Three westerns.

    Director’s Bio:
    Jorge Dorado has directed 6 35mm short films that altogether have won over 50 awards. “La guerra” (The war) was nominated for best short fiction film at the 2007 Goya Awards. Currently he works as an advertising producer.

    Luis A. Berdejo has over a kilometer of celluloid distributed in the form of several short films, and has written hundreds of feature film script pages, some yet to be shot, some already shot by other directors. He also had tons of patience during the wonderful journey towards his own film…

    Borja Cobeaga alternates his work on TV with the production of short films such as “The First Time”, a Goya nominee and winner of over 30 awards and “One Too Many” which is an Oscar nominee with over 70 awards.

    Film Festivals: *Cut off at 10 festivals*
    - FanTasia Film Festival, Montreal, 2008
    - Cyprus International Short Film Festival, 2008
    - Seoul International Film Festival, 2008
    - Kontrast09, Bayreuther FilmFest, 2008
    - CineFest, International Festival of Young Filmmakers, Miskolc, 2008
    - Port Clinton Film Festival, Illinois, 2008
    - Cleveland International Film Festival, 2008
    - Leeds International Film Festival, 2008
    - Kinofest Film Festival, Bucharest, 2008
    - Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne, 2007

    Youtube Trailer:
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    4) THE YOUNG DREAM



    Chow Tze-Chun, Lai On-Ching / 2007 / 21min / Hong Kong / PG

    Synopsis:
    It is a record of a young girl’s dreams. If though could travel across the green field, dying at the school campus is not a bad idea.

    Film Festivals:
    - 13th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards Silver Award (Open Category)

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    FISH - SHORTS
    Tickets at $5 / 7 (conc. for students, NSFs, SFS members and Friends of The Substation)
    13th September, Monday, 7.15pm – 8.30pm
    Venue: The Substation Theatre
    Total runtime: 64.5 min


    What the fish?!
    A selection of in-competition short films that will leave you pondering your surroundings.

    Short films in this programme are in-competition for the Audience Award for the top 3 most voted International and Local short films.



    1) APPLE & EI



    Ahmet Tas / 2007 / 6min / Germany / PG

    Synopsis:
    Markets exist all over Europe. Every country has an own group of immigrants selling food. Berlin-Turks, Paris-Algerian, Tunisian, London-Pakistan-Indian, Madrid-Moroccans… etc. Integration seems to be a new variation of colonization. They are singing the whole day for 20€.

    Director’s Statement:
    At the market we discovered that the foreign sellers are singing. We had a few days of shooting and edited the first draft for the musician. We waited for his reaction and answered with the second draft of the edit to compose a 5-6 minutes documentary-rap. In this project, construction was forbidden. Everything happened in front of our eyes, we only followed to find the melody.

    Film Festivals: *Cut off at 10 festivals*
    - Zürich Film Festival, Switzerland, 2007
    - Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2007
    - Exground Filmfest, Germany, 2007
    - Germany Shorts in Cannes, France, 2008
    - Milano Film Festival, Italy, 2008
    - Resfest Türkiye Resmix Tr, Turkey, 2008
    - Medfilmfestival, Italy, 2008
    - Museek Music Video Festival, Russia, 2008
    - Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria, 2009
    - Asterfest, Macedonia, 2009



    2) FORMER LOVERS



    Jimmy Tai / 2009 / 6min / Netherlands / RATINGS TBA

    Synopsis:
    “Formers Lovers” is about a man and a woman, who agreed to meet each other in ten years. Ten years have passed since their relationship ended abruptly and they are now facing each other for the first time after ten years at a bridge.

    Director’s Bio:
    Jimmy Tai studied audiovisual Media at the School of Arts in Utrecht. He works as an assistant director for Dutch feature films and TV series. As a volunteer he works for the Chinese Radio & TV Amsterdam as the head of the TV Department.

    Film Festivals:
    - AsiaScope Film Festival Rotterdam, 2009



    3) RAT



    Lau Kek Huat / 2008 / 17min / Taiwan & Malaysia / PG

    Synopsis:
    She is an independent modern lady, who decided on an abortion. Just hours before the abortion, she becomes troubled by a rat in the house.

    Director’s Statement:
    Rich capitalistic societies with modern individualism and feminist awareness. We should always ask ourselves, do all these really help free ourselves from the many burdens of life? A modern female of the 21st century, who is able to decide on an abortion, but can she get away from her own stress and guilt?

    Film Festivals:
    - Urban Nomad Film Fest, Taipei, 2009



    4) INKRAKTAREN (THE INTRUDER)



    Daniel Wirtberg / 2007 / 10min / Sweden / PG

    Synopsis:
    The kleptomaniac Sture leads a lonely and eventless life. His only thrill comes from playing bingo and shoplifting candy from the local supermarket. One day his path crosses with the young shoplifter Carlos. This meeting will take Sture´s tedious day in a totally new direction.

    Director’s Statement:
    My goal with “The Intruder” was to explore the possibility of telling a story without the use of words, relying solely on the audiovisuals. To me the film is very emotional, even though the story is told with the lack of emotional expression.

    Director’s Bio:
    Daniel Wirtberg was born in Karlstad, Sweden, 1983. He started filmmaking at the age of twelve. At 18 yrs old, he was accepted for the Czech film school FAMU´s international program. Since his graduation in 2003, he has studied literature and freelanced as writer, director, producer and as tutor in filmmaking.

    Film Festivals: *Cut off at 10 festivals*
    - Seoul IYFF, South Korea, 2008 (Best Film)
    - Social Film Forum St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008
    - Signes de nuit ISFF, France, 2008
    - Con-Can ISFF, Japan, 2008
    - Oldenburg Short Film Days “Zwergwerk”, Germany, 2007
    - Off Cinema IFF Poznan, Poland, 2007
    - Filmstock, England, 2007
    - Los Angeles ISFF, USA, 2007
    - Gothenburg IFF, Sweden, 2007
    - Chicago Short Film Festival, USA, 2007
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    5) ZHENSHINA VNUTRI KAK STEP' (WITHIN HER, THERE'S A STEPPE)



    Ella Manzheeva / 2009 / 14min / Russia / PG

    Synopsis:
    Three stories – Warrior, Milk and Wind – describe the life of a woman: her past and future are like a spiral, every turn of it containing and guiding the next one.

    Director’s Bio:
    Ella Manzheeva was born in Elista, Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. She graduated from the Musical College and later from St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television. She is also a Postgraduate from the School of Scriptwriters and Film directors, Moscow, Russia.

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    Oh man I missed the Korean Days..
    Clean. Simple. Makes out a good composition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LomoPhotographer View Post
    Oh man I missed the Korean Days..
    Got plenty more screenings still starting again from Thursday tomorrow till Monday!

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    ANIMATED - SHORTS
    Tickets at $5 / 7 (conc. for students, NSFs, SFS members and Friends of The Substation)
    17th September, Thursday, 7.15pm – 8.30pm
    Venue: The Substation Theatre
    Total runtime: 68 min
    Session is rated NC16


    Animations, cartoons, stop motion, claymation…
    A selection of in-competition animated pictures in motion.

    Short films in this programme are in-competition for the Audience Award for the top 3 most voted International and Local short films.



    1) SHARE: A TALE OF TWO HUMPTY DUMPTIES & A BIRD



    Zhu Chuan / 2008 / 4min / Singapore / G

    Synopsis:
    Adapted from the classic household fable of Humpty Dumpty, “Share: A Take of 2 Humpty Dumpties & a Bird” revolves around a naughty Humpty Dumpty who refuses to share his food with others, and his arrogance and selfishness to those around him bring about disastrous yet hilarious consequences.

    Director’s Statement:
    Fairytales and fantasy worlds are an integral in our lives and our process of growing up. In my film, I seek to expand on the existing storyline of the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty”, and to explore the underlying dark themes inherent in fairytales. Furthermore, by utilizing stop-motion animation, I also strove to fulfill and realize the potentials and wonders of this medium, which has become less and less regarded in today’s modern age of digital and computer animation.

    Director’s Bio:
    Zhu Chuan was born in Singapore in 1990, and is a graduate from Hwa Chong Instituition. It was during his years in the Art Elective Programme that he discovered his love for art and movies. He has since created numerous award-winning short films. He is currently serving national service.



    2) ANTI-GRAVITY



    Chow Lin Ping / 2008 / 4min / Singapore / PG

    Synopsis:
    The play on gravity draws a parallel to the pressure of conformity present in society. Like gravity, it is a seemingly harmless force moving in all directions, only becoming a strong resistance when we push against it.

    Director’s Bio:
    Aspiring animator from National Junior College.



    3) PULCINELLO



    Gabriella Mesenas / 2009 / 6min / Singapore / PG

    Synopsis:
    Pulcinello always had a smile on his face. However, a hollow smile was all it was. He lived as a puppet, chained onto his master's hands, emotionlessly dancing to its master's rhythm. Pulcinello’s only wish was to show his true emotions, even so being unable, Columbine, the beautiful puppet that descended from the sky, accepted him for what he was. Yet, when everything was at its peak, Columbine’s time was up and she departed against her will.



    4) STORY OF I



    Syarah Mahmood / 2009 / 4min / Singapore / PG

    Synopsis:
    The main theme of the story is Identity. RED exists in a world of Grey, unique yet oblivious to her surroundings. She disturbs their continuity; they do not like people standing out. In her distress, a red balloon comes and saves RED from the vicious Grey, and leads her on a path to self discovery where RED finally realizes that she can never really lose her identity as its in her all the while… or is it a catch-22 situation?

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    5) HERO



    Wang Xun / 2009 / 3min / Singapore / NC16 (Some Violence)

    Synopsis:
    HERO is a 2D animation based on the legend of a Chinese warrior king, Xiang Yu. One young tourist tries to follow the trail of the warrior king, and gets into a fight accidentally. He defeats every single enemy as an invincible warrior, until a tinkling sound of cymbals clashes, pulling him back to the real world.

    Director’s Statement:
    The story idea came out when I watched a Hong Kong film where the male impersonator took on a role full of personalities.

    Director’s Bio:
    Born in 1987 in Chengdu, China. Wang Xun graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation at the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media.



    6) SYNCHRONICITY SERIES



    Eileen Anastasia Reynolds / 2008 / 2min / Singapore / PG

    Synopsis:
    “Synchronicity Series” is an animated series shot and performed in Little India and at The Sch. of Art, Media & Design in Singapore. It is a migrant artist’s interpretation of living as an outsider and an alien in a foreign land where conformity is seen as admirable and where the government takes pride in its systems of order, cooperation & control.

    This 2 min video is the result of 12 consecutive weekends spent choreographing, animating & performing improvised formations within the urban space.

    Director’s Bio:
    Beginning her art career working primarily in painting & photography, Eileen Reynolds went on to work in the film and television industry. Along with shooting various independent short films, she was Director of Photography for the “Pow Wow, Gathering of Nations”, a video series distributed by FOX TV. Eileen continues to exhibit her personal artwork, consisting of painting, photography & stop-motion animation. For the past 3 years, she has been an Asst. Prof. Of Animation in the Sch. Of Art, Design & Media at NTU.



    7) HUSH BABY



    Tan Wei Keong / 2009 / 3min / Singapore / PG

    Synopsis:
    Overturning the popular association of animation with children's entertainment, "Hush Baby" depicts a baby's struggle against confinement and restrictio. The many expressive faces of a baby are brought to life with dark humour and wit as the film imaginatively explores a different facet of animation.

    Director’s Bio:
    Tan Wei Keong's animated short film "White" was awarded the Special Achievement Award at the 20th Singapore International Film Festival. He has just finished his BFA in Animation at the School of Art, Design and Media.

    Film Festivals:
    - 22nd Singapore International Film Festival (Special Mention)
    - 6th Singapore Short Cuts

    Youtube Trailer:
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    8) MASIRE SARDE KHAN (COLD BLOOD)



    Amir Mehran / 2008 / 7min / Iran / PG (Some Disturbing Scenes)

    Synopsis:
    When real war victims cannot truly be illustrated in films, still frames can be more realistic.

    Film Festivals:
    - 4th ruyesh film festival, Iran, 2008 (Best Film)
    - 25th Tehran international short film festival, Iran, 2008 (Best Experimental Film)
    - 6th picture of year celebration, Iran , 2008
    - 3rd Bursa international silk road film festival, Turkey, 2008 (Special Jury Award)
    - 20th Ankara international film festival, Turkey, 2009
    - 5th Aljazeera international documentary film festival, Qatar, 2009
    - 2nd Cyprus international short film festival, Cyprus, 2009 (Documentary Award)
    - 3rd International short film festival Kratkofil, Bosnia, 2009
    - 19th International Videofestival Bochum, Germany, 2009



    9) ZAMANE PAYAN (THE FALL)



    Amir Mehran / 2009 / 8min / Iran / PG (Some Violence)

    Synopsis:
    The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was the revolution that transformed Iran from a constitutional monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic. It has been called: "the third great revolution in history”.

    Film Festivals:
    - 3rd international urban film festival, Iran, 2009 (Special Jury Award)
    - Kimera film festival 2009 Italy

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    10) ROSAROT (ROSE-COLOURED)
    Ines Christine Geisser, Kirsten Carina Geisser / 2009 / 1min / Germany / PG

    Synopsis:
    A short film about the aberrations and confusions of love.

    Director’s Bio:
    Ines Christina Geisser was born in 1982 in Naila and has been studying illustration and animation at the School of Art and Design Kassel.



    11) THE SLUB (THE WEDDING)



    Maciek Salamon / 2007 / 4min / Poland / PG

    Synopsis:
    Honorata is a newly wed, who wakes up in the morning after her wedding night and realises her husband has left her. She is furious and starts to wreck her house, destroying one of the walls so we can see what is behind it. She finds an advert for home-helping robots and soon robots are helping her with her chores. Everything is going fine, until one day all the robots to go crazy and revolt by throwing her body off a cliff.

    Film Festivals:
    - 2nd Northernwave Fest, Iceland (Best International Short)
    - Stranger Festival, Amsterdam (Stranger Award)
    - XIV Polish Animation Festival
    - Lava Kulturset, Stockholm
    - 4th Athens Animfest



    12) VIOLA: THE TRAVELING ROOMS OF A LITTLE GIANT



    Shih-Ting Hung / 2008 / 8min / USA / PG

    Synopsis:
    Viola, trying to discover the world, puts solitude in her suitcase and begins her dreamy journey.

    Film Festivals:
    - Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner
    - Moondance Film Festival (Best Multi-Media Film)
    - Expresion En Corto IFF Mexico
    - Hermosa Film Festival
    - California International Film Festival (Best Live Action / Animation Film)

    Youtube Trailer:
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    13) NATURE ON ITS COURSE



    Su-An Ng / 2009 / 3min / Canada / PG

    Synopsis:
    “Nature on Its Course” is a short mixed-media animation about a careless hunter who takes more than he needs.

    Director’s Statement:
    Throughout my development as an artist, I have been exploring the relationships between people and their immediate environments. I am interested in social design, making change, sustainability, and education, art as expression and art as a problem solver. I have always been influenced by design, photography and critical theory and see myself using animation as a form of time-based media to communicate ideas and stimulate discourse. I am inspired by everything around me, from the sound of trickling water on a mountain top to the design of chipping paint on the wall to the color of my coffee. What drew me to animation is the inter-disciplinary nature of the medium. With the combination of the power of storytelling, it presents itself as a limitless form of expression. I am excited about the possibilities.

    Director’s Bio:
    Su-An Ng recently graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She received the President’s Media Arts Award for her graduation film, “Nature on its Course”.

    Interested in experimental approaches in her work, Su-An is a multidisciplinary designer and animator who doesn’t limit herself when trying to solve her creative problems. Whether it is using traditional 2D hand drawn animation, 3D motion graphics or stop motion animation, Su-An is willing to explore any medium necessary to get her message across.

    Su-An founded the Motion Sickness Animation Collective in 2008. This collective allows for experimentation and collaboration with other animators in Vancouver. Their goal is to refresh the artistic standard through time-based media. She also contributes to the Roy Was Here Artist Collective in which she designs graphics for t-shirts and other accessories.

    Youtube Trailer:
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    14) EX OBLIVIONE *International Premiere*



    Jack Feldstein / 2009 / 5min / Australia / PG

    Synopsis:
    A surreal neon animation film by stream-of-consiousness neon filmmaker Jack Feldstein of H.P. Lovecraft's prose poem EX OBLIVIONE about time and mortality

    Director’s Bio:
    Jack Feldstein is a scriptwriter, filmmaker and re-animator in Sydney, Australia. As a scriptwriter he has worked extensively on Australian series and in Network Production for Australian Networks. His previous neon films have included “3 Months with Pook”, “The Great Oz Love Yarn”, “The Loser who Won”, “The Ecstasy of Gary Green” and “A Wondrous Film About Emma Brooks”. His award-winning neon films have been screened worldwide from Lincoln center New York to Rotterdam International Film Festival to Mumbai, India. As a filmmaker, he works only in neonism… a stream of consciousness deconstructionist, post-modern animation filmmaking style that utilizes appropriation and pop art techniques in a “Warhol meets Vegas” look.

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