SINdie, an editorial platform for Singaporean and Southeast Asian cinema

The Objectifs Creatives Residency is an invitational programme that aims to give artist collectives or organisations working in film and / or photography space and opportunity to work outside their usual environment, to research or produce work.

This initiative kicked off in Aug – Sept 2019 with SINdie as the inaugural residents.

Founded in 2008 by filmmaker and writer Jeremy Sing as a blog documenting the film community from the grassroots level, SINdie is an editorial platform and collective for both Singaporean and Southeast Asian cinema. With a distinct editorial voice and a mission of supporting regional film cultures, SINdie has a consistent publication track record of editorial content ranging from feature essays and reviews, to interviews with both veteran cinema legends and promising new talents in / from the region.

During their residency led by SINdie’s creative director and editor-at-large Alfonse Chiu, SINdie launched their first ever durational research project investigating the histories and operation of independent film theatres, micro-cinemas, and independent screening programmes in Southeast Asia.

Originating from SINdie’s dedication to providing quality journalistic coverage and critical reviews of both independent and commercial Southeast Asian cinema, this project is an extension of this approach into examining film distribution and exhibition, and how independent film theatres and programmes act as important repositories of film knowledge and literacy in their localities, and a form of cultural heritage and sites of social memories.

Zine Launch: ‘Cinemapura 01’ & Residency Sharing Session
Sat 23 Nov, 2pm to 3.30pm
Singapore International Film Festival 2019 Lounge @ Objectifs Lower Gallery
Free admission

Join us for a sharing session by SINdie, the inaugural recipient of the Objectifs Creatives Residency, which ran from August to September 2019, as well as the launch of ‘CINEMAPURA 01’, a zine documenting the first chapter of its long-term research initiative ‘CINEMAPURA: Some Brief Histories of the Cinema in Singapore’.

SINdie’s presentation will cover its practice, the cinematic landscape in Singapore and Southeast Asia, its residency projects ‘CINEMAPURA’ and ‘(MISE-EN-____)’, and a sharing on the abridged history of the cinema in Singapore.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Editor-at-Large and Creative Lead (Research and Residency), Alfonse Chiu.

Merchandise will be available for purchase, as well as pre-orders for the zine.