SFS Talkies: SINGAPORE SILVER SHORTS (PG)
||Singapore Silver Shorts is a special showcase by the Silver Arts Festival 2016. Two new commissioned shorts 'The Drum' by Ler Jiyuan, and 'Spring Again' by Ray Pang, will premiere as part of the showcase, together with three other acclaimed shorts by Royston Tan, Kelvin Tong and Gladys Ng. There will be a post-screening dialogue with selected directors.
||11 September 2016 (Sunday), 2:00pm
||Golden Village Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 (East Atrium, next to Tower 4, Level 3)
Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card. Non-members may sign up online or at our booth. No tickets will be sold. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time at the venue.
Singapore Silver Shorts is a special showcase by the Silver Arts Festival 2016. Two new commissioned shorts 'The Drum' by Ler Jiyuan, and 'Spring Again' by Ray Pang, will premiere as part of the showcase, together with three other acclaimed shorts by Royston Tan, Kelvin Tong and Gladys Ng. The programme is curated by The Filmic Eye.
To RSVP or sign up as a SFS member: http://sfssgsilvershorts.peatix.com
Total Runtime: 85 mins (with 20-min post-screening dialogue with selected filmmakers)
THE DRUM (Newly Commissioned!)
Dir. Ler Jiyuan
2016 | Singapore | Drama | 26 min | In English, Mandarin & Hokkien with English subtitles | PG
'The Drum' follows the journey of Kang (Wang Yuqing), a recently retired man in his 60s dealing with the sudden onset of a later-life crisis. Through his journey, he learns that he must mend old conflicts and accept his new life, or risk losing himself in the emptiness of old age.
Dir. Royston Tan
2015 | Singapore | Drama/Music | 15 min | In English and Malay with English subtitles | PG
A boy comes home one day to take a bath, only to find out that his unit’s water supply has been cut. Desperate for water, he drops by his upstairs neighbour, an elderly Malay woman with a fondness for making kueh and listening to music. 'Bunga Sayang' is one of the seven short films in the '7 Letters' anthology produced in 2015 in celebration of SG50.
SPRING AGAIN (Newly Commissioned!)
Dir. Ray Pang
2016 | Singapore | Drama/ Music | 11min | In Mandarin and Teochew with English subtitles | PG
'Spring Again' is a romantic short film about a retired old lonely man, Tan, who goes out to find love again. While out on a date, he realises that wooing a lady is not as easy as it seems. Putting in 110% of effort, Tan steps up his game to impress.
MY FATHER AFTER DINNER
Dir. Gladys Ng
2015 | Singapore | Drama/Family | 15 min | In Mandarin with English subtitles | G
The preoccupations of modern life allow Ying to only come home late in the night, where dinner prepared by her father, awaits. What builds up is a portrait that magnifies in its minutiae of her father’s daily life, as well as the nuances of Asian familial love. 'My Father After Dinner' was presented the Best Singapore Short award at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival in 2015, and was screened as part of the Opening Film at the Singapore Chinese Film Festival in 2016.
GRANDMA POSITIONING SYSTEM
Dir. Kelvin Tong
2015 | Singapore | Drama/Comedy | 18 min | In Mandarin and dialects with English subtitles | PG
A young boy and his family travel to Johor each year during Qing Ming to pay respects to his late grandfather. The boy’s grandmother has the ritual of describing the changes in Singapore to her late husband every single visit, much to her family’s frustration. However, during one visit, the family’s attitude is changed by the boy’s actions. 'Grandma Positioning System' is one of the seven short films in the '7 Letters' anthology produced in 2015 in celebration of SG50.
ABOUT SILVER ARTS
Silver Arts is a programme under the Arts for All initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) to promote self-expression, creativity and bonding through the arts by bringing it to where people live, work and play.
Silver Arts advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts. Launched in 2012, Silver Arts has become an annual festival that collaborates with community partners to integrate the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. From performances to workshops, the festival enables seniors to showcase their creative talents or pick up a new skill. The festival offers opportunities to enhance the well-being of seniors.
Culturally-relevant content will be co-created, and at the same time, seniors can share their stories as well. These stories help shape our collective memories, and forge better inter-generational understanding.
Into this fifth edition, this year’s festival will take place over four weeks from 1 to 25 September at more than 25 locations island-wide to encourage widespread participation.
See you at Silver Arts 2016!
For more programmes information, please visit http://silverarts.nac.gov.sg