On an unremarkable weekday afternoon, the film follows eight-year-old Dawn as she spends her birthday planning the perfect surprise, only to be surprised herself.

Chong Ya Hui

  • 20 MAY, 2023 | 20:00
Drama | 10:05 | 2022 | Chinese w/English subtitles | Precedes The Castle



A poignant reflection of the power of memory and the rush of emotions accompanying the recollection of past experiences. A classroom once filled with vibrant energy is now hollow and lifeless as Jian revisits the classroom where he met his childhood sweetheart.

Seak Zhen Tsing

  • 26 MAY, 2023 | 20:00
Drama| 4:46 | 2022 | Chinese w/English subtitles | Precedes The Quiet Girl



Ain, a 28-year-old full-time patient care assistant, struggles to find a work-life balance. Work can be overwhelming for her on some days but there are days when working as a caregiver brings joy to her life. After a long day of visitations, she always looks forward to her last patient’s house.

Nurul Fitriah

  • 31 MAY, 2023 | 20:00
Drama | 5:35 | 2022 | Malay w/ English subtitles | Precedes Champion ( Campeones)



Chrysalis is an experimental film that shows the development of childhood trauma as one ages. It follows three sections of Lily’s life and her struggles to find happiness past it all, to eventually become an adult.

Azina Bte Abdul Nizar

  • 24 MAY, 2023 | 20:00
Experimental | 5:59 | 2021 | Precedes .DOG



While being interviewed for a documentary about her deceased celebrity friend, a woman gets suspicious when the interviewer’s questions start getting increasingly sinister.

Andra Tan

  • 16 MAY, 2023 | 19:00
Narrative (R21) | 5:07 | 2023 | English with English Subs | Precedes Hilma (Opening night only)



At their first anniversary, a couple talks about their relationship only to realise that they have fallen out of love.

Melody Tan

  • 25 MAY, 2023 | 20:00
Narrative | 5:02 | 2023 | English with English Sub | Precedes Ivie Wie Ivie



A dementia stricken elderly man is disturbed by a mysterious chirping sound in his flat. With the emergence of a cricket, he finds himself in the forest where he finally embraces the shadows of his past.

Lee Si Min

  • 27 MAY, 2023 | 14:00
Drama| 2023| 3:02 | Precedes Tale of the sleeping giant



karōshi(過労死) is a vast examination into the issue of overworking in contemporary society, the struggles that perpetuate the working class. All that is left is a lingering touch of urban loneliness. The film follows through with scenes of the everyday, the mundane, and the often overlooked aspects of daily life: drawing distinctions between an imagined utopia, and the true dystopian reality.

Lim Pei Yi

  • 23 MAY, 2023 | 20:00
Documentary | 2020 | 3:49 | English with english subs | Precedes Woman on the Roof


Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore, Puttnam School of Film and Animation

Immerse yourself in a dynamic media landscape that integrates technology with art and culture. The media landscape today is complex, and it will only grow more challenging in the future. To succeed in this dynamic, fast-changing industry, you will need to excel in a diverse, multi-disciplinary environment by utilising and integrating a wide range of emerging technologies. You will need to demonstrate a thorough and versatile understanding of the impact of these technologies on art and culture. The degrees in Animation Art and Film, together with the diplomas in Animation and Broadcast Media offered by the Puttnam School of Film & Animation, are designed to meet these rigorous demands. The School provides industry-standard facilities, regular masterclasses conducted by seasoned practitioners, mentorships by established artist-educators, and strategic partnerships with creative heavyweights. They are designed to prepare you for a competitive employment market. Our students’ films across all programmes stand as a testament to the high standards of the School’s namesake – Academy Award-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam – and have been showcased and won awards globally at events such as the Festival Internacional de Animacion, Digicon Animation and Film Awards (Singapore) and European Union Film Festival. It is no surprise that some of our students have gone on to achieve great success. Star alumni include filmmakers Boo Junfeng (Cannes Film Festival, International Critics’ Week) and James Khoo (Writer & Director of Best Short Film, Hentak Kaki at Singapore International Film Festival), installation artist Ryf Zaini (iLight Festival/President’s Young Talents) and Elvin Siew (Technical Director, Industrial Light & Magic).

Nanyang Technological University Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media

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With Singapore being a cosmopolitan nation with Asian sensibilities, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) seeks to play a weighty role in transforming the island state into a global media city. Our inter-disciplinary courses are designed to mould creative individuals into outstanding artists, designers, animators, new media performers and even business leaders. In essence, we liberate imaginative minds to unleash breakthrough design as an integral part of life.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Film & Media

The School of Film & Media Studies is the first school in Singapore to offer diplomas in Mass Communication (MCM) and Film, Sound & Video (FSV). Its latest offering is the Media Post-Production course. Graduates include prominent filmmakers such as Anthony Chen, Boo Junfeng, Kirsten Tan and Yeo Siew Hua. This evening’s showcase of films includes recent work made by students from the FSV diploma.