Fresh reels from the next generation of filmmakers in Singapore
Held in conjunction with the Objectifs Short Film Incubator
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
27 to 29 Jul 2023
Ticket prices (per screening programme)
Concession ticket (student) – $5 (please note that ID may be verified at the door)
General ticket – $8
Held in conjunction with the Objectifs Short Film Incubator, FreshTake! is a short film programme featuring works by current students from Singapore, or were graduates (between Jan 2021 to Dec 2022) who had completed their films while enrolled as a full time student. Presenting a range of films from the absurd, the nuances of everyday life, to the pain of memories, FreshTake! uncovers varied perspectives from the next generation of filmmakers in Singapore.
Each screening will be accompanied by a half-hour Q&A with the filmmakers.
I. The Imaginative Realm (Thu 27 Jul, 7.30pm – 9pm)TICKETS
II. Documentaries (Fri 28 Jul, 7.30pm – 9pm)TICKETS
III. Rites of Passage (Sat 29 Jul, 11am – 12.30pm)TICKETS
IV. The Ties That Bind (Sat 29 Jul, 5pm – 6.30pm)TICKETS
Find out more information on each screening and their films below.
I. THE IMAGINATIVE REALM | 27 JUL 2023, 7.30 to 9.30PM
Blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, as well as the possible and impossible, this lineup will take you on a wild ride through the surreal and the whimsical. Tinged either with humour or a sense of contemplation, these 5 short films will be sure to provide you with both entertainment and food for thought.
A homage to 90s coming-of-age slacker comedies such as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Kevin Smith’s Clerks, Baked Beans features the weird and wonderful adventures of two spirited and wayward teenagers, Roro and Rayray, as they venture into the tricky world of the baked beans business, and explore its subversive potentials.
II. DOCUMENTARIES | 28 JUL 2023, 7.30 TO 9PM
Embark on a discovery of issues that are less highlighted both locally and internationally in this documentary short film lineup. With topics ranging from an adoptive mother-son relationship, to the struggles faced by Vietnamese returning to their home country after having grown up in Slavic communities, these 4 films are an invitation to learn more about the people and world around us.
‘PULAU’ is a documentary that revisits stories of the past from three descendants of the Orang Pulau—or Island People—from Pulau Sudong, Pulau Tekong and Pulau Ubin.
Decades have passed since the Orang Pulau have moved from their original islands to the mainland, to make way for Singapore’s national urban development. With the last batch of original Orang Pulau greying, what does the future hold for this group of indigenous people of Singapore?
This immersive film follows two individuals as they unpack stigma and perspective, forging their own identities, diversity and equality – essentially redefining the perception of sound through vibrations, movements, and facial expressions; sounds which can be interpreted as anything but heard, just like when one ‘sees thunder’.
With the support of friends and partners who faced similar struggles, Lien and Trung embark on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.
III. RITES OF PASSAGE | 29 JUL 2023, 11AM to 12.30PM
Journey through the formative stages of adolescence and young adulthood in this lineup of 5 short films, where youth filmmakers explore the various rebellious or transitory phases that come to shape and inform their lives and identities.
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.
IV: THE TIES THAT BIND | 29 JUL 2023, 5 to 6.30PM
What keeps us tethered to certain relationships formed throughout our lives? A meditation on both familial and romantic relations, this lineup surveys the quiet tensions that reside within them.