Student Films

PARTNERSHIP WITH NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC

This year’s festival continues EUFF’s long tradition of collaborating with a Singaporean lm school. Partnering for the fourth year in a row with Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies, the EUFF presents eight short films by students and alumni of the school.

This year’s selection by lecturer and film-maker Michael Kam are a look-back and look-ahead to the rich tradition of shorts. The selection includes award-winning lmmakers Boo Junfeng and Kirsten Tan’s first films made at the school. Featured alongside these are fresh shorts by emerging voices such as Amelia Sai and Eysham Ali.

 

ABOUT NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC’S SCHOOL OF FILM & MEDIA STUDIES

Established in 1989, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) is a pioneering tertiary institution that offers education and training locally in the applied media arts. The School believes in giving students an enriching learning experience that enables them to excel both in the dynamic film and media industry, and in further education. It does this through time-tested programmes that prepare students to meet professional standards while stimulating their creativity, sharpening their analytical and communication skills, and fuelling their passion. FMS has nurtured many outstanding graduates and award-winning Singapore lmmakers such as Boo Junfeng and Kirsten Tan.

 

STUDENT FILMS

Ayah

S A T   1 2   M A Y    |    7 P M

    A story that revolves around the experiences of a MRT engineer’s daughter.

FICTION, 2015 | 7 MIN 21SEC | PG

D I R E C T O R

Amelia Sai

A Better Life

T H U   1 0   M A Y    |    7 P M  F R I   1 8   M A Y    |    7 P M

    When was the last time you truly stopped to listen to a migrant worker’s story?

DOCUMENTARY, 2017 | 5 MIN 5SEC | PG

D I R E C T O R

Eysham Ali

Haven

S A T   1 9   M A Y    |    9 P M

    A father tries to help his son cope with his seemingly irrational fear of the outside.

FICTION, 2016 | 5 MIN 5SEC | PG

D I R E C T O R

Ong Ye Feng

Ah Leong's Confession

T H U   1 7   M A Y    |    9 P M

    An ex-gangster speaks of his deepest regret.

DOCUMENTARY, 2017 | 4 MIN 33SEC | PG

D I R E C T O R

Eileen Chong

Developing

S U N   2 0   M A Y    |    7 P M

    A prison photographer struggles to take pictures of a dying inmate.

FICTION, 2016 | 8 MIN 48SEC | TBA

D I R E C T O R

Maximilian Liang

Un Retrato De Familia

(A Family Portrait)

S A T   1 9   M A Y    |    7 P M

    When Sergio’s little sister asks him for the definition of sex, he revisits a memory years ago, in which he discovers a family secret.

    Boo Junfeng directed Apprentice (2016), which premiered in Cannes and won prizes at the Busan International Film Festival in Korea and the Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan.

FICTION, 2004 | 8 MIN | SPANISH | M18

D I R E C T O R

Boo Junfeng

H O N O R S / A C C O L A D E S

18th Singapore International Film Festival, Best Short Film & Special Achievement Award 47th Brno Sixteen (Czech Republic),
Bronze Award
13th Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Poland) Sehsuchte International Student Film Festival (Germany)

Ten Minutes Later

S U N   1 3   M A Y    |    9 P M

    Ten Minutes Later is a short film that tells the tale of 10 characters – of their habits and actions and most importantly, their interweaving lives. It is a slice, a dice, a mishmash of life.

    Kirsten Tan is the first Singaporean whose debut feature won the Best Screenplay award at the Sundance Film Festival 2017, and the VPRO Big Screen Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017.

FICTION, 2006 | 11 MIN | CHINESE/ENGLISH | NC16

D I R E C T O R

Kirsten Tan

H O N O R S / A C C O L A D E S

Special Jury Prize, Singapore International Film Festival 2006

Lullaby

S U N   2 0   M A Y    |    1. 3 0 P M

    In a typical Singaporean family of three, life is well and comfortable. Unbeknownst to them, the forgotten fourth member is feeling neglected and alone. The only comfort she finds lies in her grandson.

FICTION, 2015 | 9 MIN 30SEC | CHINESE | PG

D I R E C T O R

Stanley Xu