Submit Your Singapore Story To The ciNE65 Short Film Competition


Why is Singapore home to you? What makes you proud about being Singaporean?

In the fourth season of ciNE65, a short film competition organised by Nexus, aspiring filmmakers are invited to explore the Singapore identity with a three-minute film on the theme “Home • Truly”.

A scene from ‘The Usual’
A scene from ‘The Usual’

Filmmakers Sanif Olek and Wee Li Lin interpreted the “Home • Truly” theme through two commission films produced for the competition. Both films were inspired by their childhood memories, and coincidentally set in old-school salons!

Sanif’s film, ‘The Usual’, is set in an indian barbershop, and explores the idea of service to the country, while Li Lin’s film, ‘The Perm’, is a comedic drama about a young girl’s experiences on her new perm, and her close-knit community.

A scene from 'The Perm'
A scene from ‘The Perm’

This competition is open to all Singaporeans and PRs with two categories — Student Category and Open Category. There are eight awards in these two categories, with cash prizes ranging from $1000 to $3000. The winners of Best Cinematography will go home with an additional Panasonic Full HD Camcorder, while the Overall Best Film Award winners will get a 4K Panasonic professional camcorder and a learning trip to Busan International Film Festival!

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There are also cash prizes to be won from public voting for the Audience Choice Award, and an Inter-School Challenge Trophy for the school with the highest number of quality submissions.

The submission period ends on 17 April 2017, 12pm. Click here for more details on the competition.

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