FILM LOVERS, LISTEN UP!
This is what happens when we do not have a photographer. Take turns to take photo lor! Brought Farah along for this even because she appreciates short films just like me. I like watching interesting films. (Video production isn't exactly my thing that's why I'm not going into the production line. Eeeks!)
Forget about the world, relax and just indulge yourself by watching a good movie + have a big tub of ice cream alone. Heaven ~~~
Yesterday, I was invited to the Media Preview of Shnit International Shortfilmfestival at Sinema Old School. It was my first time heading to the Old School actually so I was really excited. Before that I went to another awesome event, which I will share with you soon. :)
Next week, the festival will be happening from the 7 to 9 October 2011 at
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.
It's the first time it's happening in Asia and HELLO IT'S IN SINGAPORE!!!
The festival is curated by academic staff & students (Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management), School of Architecture & the Built Environment, Singapore Polytechnic. The festival will be showcasing short films from all over the world. So why travel when you can have it all here at the shnit International Shortfilmfestival? ;)
But if you're more interested in local films, check out their exclusive LOCAL showcase called the Sinema Showoff! ROJAK (I definitely recommend!!) which will be next Friday on the 7th October 2011 at the Cathay Cineleisure Orchard at 7.15pm.
Tickets will cost only $10!
All directors (except Uta Arning who's now living back in Germany) will be present during the showcase and there'll be a Q&A session moderated by Ms Rajesree, Guest Curator - Sinema Showoff! Series.
People who say that Singapore has "no talent", should really go for this showcase because I myself was really impressed by the quality of films yesterday! However, one of the films The Father, Australia gave me a big headache because the some parts of the film was really shaky.
My favourite films yesterday was definitely....
Daughters of God.
If you're a supporter of the freedom to love, Pinkdot and the LGBT community, you'll definitely support this documentary.
You know how in Singapore you're only exposed to certain issues, this film will then expose you to the lives of the Thirunangais (otherwise known as the Indian transsexuals).
In this documentary, some of these transsexuals shared their feelings about undergoing sex change and about them turning to prostitution. It was really sad and I really felt like crying while watching this yesterday.
Another film I enjoyed was Love in any Genre.
If you follow my blog very closely, I've mentioned time and time again how much I love romanctic films/movies. In 16 minutes, Suffian Zain the director presented 4 love stories in the style of Hollywood, Bollywood, Malay and Korean.
It was the last film for the showcase and really, what can I say, I LOVE IT!! I even clapped when the film ended but no one clapped with me. It was really super embarassing! Hahaha
Tickets will be available at the venue and online. Visit the Cathay website to book tickets HERE.
For feedback, bulk & pre-bookings of tickets + queries on obtaining films for screenings please e-mail: Xueni.email@example.com