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The Smalls Film Festival APAC 2017 - Singapore (PG)

What The Smalls and The Filmic Eye present The Smalls Film Festival APAC 2017 (Singapore), featuring a mix of acclaimed shorts across genres of animation, documentary, drama and music video from four different countries, namely, the UK, USA, Mongolia and Singapore. With support from the Singapore Film Society.
When 11 February 2017 (Saturday), 7:30pm
Where The Projector
6001 Beach Road Golden Mile Tower (NOT COMPLEX!) #05-00 Singapore 199589
Admission

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.  Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time at the venue.

 

PUBLIC: To buy tickets - http://thesmalls.peatix.com/ (Screening)

SFS Members: To RSVP - http://thesmalls.peatix.com/ (Screening + Post-screening F&B & networking)

The Smalls and The Filmic Eye present The Smalls Film Festival APAC 2017 (Singapore), featuring a mix of acclaimed shorts across genres of animation, documentary, drama and music video from four different countries, namely, the UK, USA, Mongolia and Singapore.  The programme is supported by the Singapore Film Society.

The Smalls is a content creation platform that connects the world's brightest filmmaking talent to the world's biggest brands, agencies, publishers and global broadcast networks looking for new and original ideas.  The Smalls Film Festival, established in 2006, is a yearly celebration of independent filmmaking, with a focus on putting the spotlight on the best international talent in short film and video. 

For more info about The Smalls: https://www.thesmalls.com/

Event Flow:

7:00pm – Registration (SFS members, invited guests and public)

7:30pm – Introduction by The Smalls & Screening (90 mins)

9:15pm – Post-screening networking with complimentary F&B (SFS members and invited guests only)

Shorts Flow:

1. Fulfilament (UK) - Animation

2. The Drum (Singapore) - Drama

3. The Shining Stars of Losers Everywhere (USA) - Documentary

4. Hero (Singapore) - Drama/Action

5. The Wonderful Flight (Mongolia) - Drama

6. Eclipse (Singapore) - Animation

7. Night Stalker (USA) - Music Video/Animation 

(Note: Shorts not in English language will be accompanied by English subtitles)

FULFILAMENT

Dir. Rhiannon Evans | UK | 2015 | Animation | 8 mins | PG

Winner of Best Animation – The Smalls Film Festival 2016

Travel around the brain with a little lost thought and discover what it takes to make a great idea.  This is an innovative stop-motion animation using illuminated puppets to show a lost thought’s quest to fulfil its destiny.

Rhiannon Evans is an award-winning filmmaker from South Wales.  She studied animation at the University of Wales, and chose to specialise in stop motion for her graduation film ‘Heartstrings’.  She also obtained a postgraduate degree in Animation Directing at the prestigious National Film & Television School where she was chosen as a recipient of the prestigious BAFTA scholarship.  ‘Fulfilament’ is her graduation film.

THE DRUM

Dir. Ler Jiyuan | Singapore | 2016 | Drama | 26 mins | PG

Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2017

‘The Drum’ follows the journey of Kang, 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 learn to accept his new life, or risk losing himself in the emptiness of old age.

Ler Jiyuan is a director based in Singapore who specialises in storytelling across all formats.  Over the years, he has directed a wide range of projects ranging from corporate videos, commercials, TV dramas and films, infotainments, to music videos and short films.  A recent project is the critically-acclaimed feature-length telemovie ‘Gone Case’, based on the award-winning novel by Dave Chua of the same name. 

THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS EVERYWHERE

Dir. Mickey Duzyj | USA | 2016 | Documentary | 19 mins | PG

Winner of Best Documentary – The Smalls Film Festival 2016

Plunged into economic darkness in 2003, the Japanese needed a ray of hope.  They found one in a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask.  This is a strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. 

Mickey Duzyj is an artist and filmmaker whose credits include animation for the ESPN 30for30 feature ‘You Don’t Know Bo’ and for Nike/Wieden+Kennedy’s ‘Make a Statement’ Olympics campaign for the US Men’s Basketball team.  His directorial debut was the Emmy-nominated ESPN animated short ‘The Perfect 18‘ (2014) about an IT manager’s perfect game of Putt-Putt golf.  He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

HERO

Dir. Jonathan Choo | Singapore | 2015 | Drama/Action | 6 mins | PG

Nominee for National Youth Film Awards 2015 (Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Production Design)

A boy grows up with the knowledge that his father moonlights as a superhero.  After learning that his father has developed cancer, the boy decides to follow his footsteps.  However, his mother tells him that he is a saviour, not a fighter.

Director Jonathan Choo is currently completing Digital Filmmaking at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  Recently, he won Best Direction at the recent Singapore National Youth Film Awards 2016 for the film ‘Han’.

THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT

Dir. Ian Allardyce & Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav | Mongolia | 2015 | Drama | 15 mins | PG

Winner of Best Drama – The Smalls Film Festival 2016

Shortlisted for London Short Film Festival 2015

A mother learns that local doctors are unable to cure her young son’s sudden hearing-loss; and that her son will no longer be able to play his beloved Horse-Head Fiddle.  This news does not stop the boy’s older brother trying, with the help of his best friends, to find a cure of their own – no matter how ambitious.

Ian Allardyce has worked for 10 years as a videographer in London’s leading advertising agencies: AKQA, M&C Saatchi, Ogilvy, Publicis & Mother.  He specialised in short-form brand content for clients such as Nike, Tesco, Discovery, Nat Geo HD, Canal+, BBC & Rapha Travel.  Bat-Amgalan L. is a Mongolian filmmaker who has attended Berlinale’s Talent Campus and Busan Asian Film Academy.  Their first short film ‘The Good Old Days’ was officially selected at Asia’s foremost film festival, Busan IFF, Tokyo Short Shorts and Shnit International.  

ECLIPSE

Dir. Jerrold Chong | Singapore | 2016 | Animation | 6 mins | PG

Shortlisted for Singapore Panorama – Singapore International Film Festival 2016

A son revisits a long-estranged father, on the day of an impending solar eclipse.  An event of cosmic significance coincides with an emotional revelation for father and son.

Animation director Jerrold Chong graduated in 2016 with a BFA in Animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).  His films have screened at numerous international film festivals.

NIGHT STALKER

New Media Ltd | USA | 2016 | 11 mins | Music Video/Animation | PG (Some Coarse Language & Disturbing Scenes)

Shortlisted for Music Video – The Smalls Film Festival 2016

A young woman and her karaoke date are poisoned by haunted takeout food and sucked into an alternate dimension of clay where only she can save their lives. 

New Media Ltd is a directing collective founded in 2015 consisting of Mike Anderson, Ryan Dickie, and Abigail Horton based in Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR.  They were winners of two gold Cannes Young Director Awards (Animation and Music Video) and have been included in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016.  New Media are currently developing a feature film, an episodic series and a variety of short narratives while honing their craft on music videos and commercials.