ciNE65 is back again and the theme for Season IV is: SINGAPURA.
OK I AM GONNA GIVE YOU THE TL;DR version because the PRIZES for this year includes directing for a feature film (?!?!!!?!!?), cash prizes as usual, learning trip to an international film fest and getting a Panasonic 4K camcorder.
TWO CATEGORIES: Student or Open
Limit: 3 minutes for your short film
Participants can submit their competition entries via the ciNE65 website in this form from 9 November 2018 tillÂ 18 March 2019, 1200hrs.
No later than that.
SO WHAT THE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEECK? The prize of a chance to direct a feature film???????????????
Anyway, I’m going hmm, should I join the Open category this year? More details on their website if you’re interested but really. IT IS BACK.
And with the theme of Singapura, what wouldÂ you do?
Here are some commissioned films for this round by award winning directors for some inspiration. There’s always commissioned films so you guys can see what is possible. Also, they all say please do something close to your heart so that they can feel the passion or story you want to show in your short films.
HERE WE GO.
Royston Tan’s 36 Ways to Say Good Morning. I liked that it has the oowoo bird. YOU KNOW which bird it is.
Sanif Olek’s Sama-sama. Also did you notice it’s in the same universe of his previous short film called The Usual?
Alvin Lee’s Pink IC which is based on a true story of a stateless man living in Singapore and now how he has his Pink IC after 50 years.
And Koh Chong Wu’s Afternoon at Bukit Ho Swee which… I don’t want to spoiler alert you but it’s a very interesting take.
ANYWAY, so! Who wants to try it out? I really encourage if you’re a media student to try it out and swipe/borrow equipment from school to do this.
For open category people, there’s also camera rental places in Singapore if you have no access to equipment in a school.