I was invited to the media briefing of ciNE65 IV at Objectifs where I learned more about this season of competitors and the winning films.
Of course I got to know who they were before the actual event half an hour later but shhh. Shhh.
It was informative because the judges were able to tell the media what went through for this year’s entries since the actual awards ceremony would celebrate the participants more.
He stated the students category this year blew him away.
Jeremy Sing of SINdie also noted that with the rise of technology, there had been very interesting shots although a bit unnecessary? He recalled a scene where the shot began in the kitchen and it went out of it and then pulled out to the HDB flat.
I guess that’s pretty interesting but so extra but hey if you got access to a drone, USE IT RIGHT? Hahahah.
Other judges like Sanif Olek preferred the messaging for this year as it is more subtle compared to the first time Cine65 was out. The stories had heart. For judge, N.Mohamed Yahssir, he found that it brought him back memories of Singapore as many of the short films try to bring the nostalgic feel in their stories.