The Objectifs Short Film Incubator is an initiative presented by Objectifs that focuses on developing short film scripts. The programme is open to Southeast Asian filmmakers working with moving images, and will provide five selected participants with mentorship and a valuable support network as they work on their scripts.

After the workshop, all selected participants’ scripts will be reviewed by the mentors and a cash prize of SGD$1,500 will be awarded to one of the participants/teams for the most promising script.

Leong Puiyee, Programme Assistant Director at Objectifs is the key facilitator for the Short Film Incubator. Momo Film Co is the programme partner for the Objectifs Short Film Incubator.

Congratulations to the following five projects that have been selected for the Objectifs Short Film Incubator 2024, which will take place in July and August!



It’s a scorching hot summer. Inside a house sealed from sunlight, a blind mother takes care of her bedridden grandmother and her son, who is sick due to the flu epidemic. At noon, when the sun is at its zenith, the son’s long-lost lover appears carrying a five month old baby.

Dao Thu Uyen graduated as a director from an exchange programme between Hanoi Academy of Theater and Cinema and INSAS, a Belgium film and drama school. Since graduating, Uyen has made several short fiction films and documentaries. She finds it particularly interesting to examine the (dis)connection between people in modern times. In 2017, her film No Man’s Land won the best prize at Fy Film Festival, Saigon, Vietnam. In 2022, Uyen finished her latest short film, Mother and Son, which placed in the Top 5 Short Films of CJ Vietnam season 3.


Practice Makes Perfect…You’re a Great Singer!

Manila, 2030s. Marie, in her early 20s, works as a receptionist of an old housing complex. While singing her favourite song at karaoke in an empty room, the hunky birthday celebrant hears her and invites her to audition for a television singing contest.

JT Trinidad (b. 2001) is a filmmaker-critic based in Manila. Their debut documentary short, as if nothing happened, competed at the London Short Film Festival. Their other shorts were also included in CNN’s Best Filipino Films of 2020 and 2022.

JT’s debut narrative short, the river that never ends, won Best Southeast Asian Short Film at the 34th Singapore International Film Festival and Student Award at the 18th JOGJA-NETPAC Asian Film Festival. Their shorts have been selected at QCinema, SeaShorts, Ji.hlava, Kaohsiung, NFFTY, Hamburg, Queer East, and Tampere. the river that never ends is also part of the program ‘When the Apocalypse is Over’ on the Criterion Channel. Their writings have been published in Sine Liwanag and

JT is an alumnus of Ricky Lee’s Screenwriting Workshop, Mowelfund Film Institute, and the US-based nomadic film school Film Futura.



Approaching adulthood, a teen resists change while grappling with his grandfather’s impending death as well as a peculiar ailment with an uncontrollable itch…

Having graduated from the University Science of Malaysia with a Bachelor Degree in Communication Studies (Film & Broadcasting), Lim Han Loong has pursued a career as a writer-director since 2012.

Other than his professional works, Han Loong also directed short films that gained recognition in the region including The Way We Love , 2014(Finalist Astro New Director Award, ASEAN TOP 10 SKT Short Film Competition), 1304 KM: Girl from Sumatra, 2016 (SeaShorts Film Festival), I Just Want You To Love Me, 2018 (Minikino Film Festival, Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Watthan International Film Festival, Cambodia International Film Festival) and Family Dinner, 2020 (Grand Prize MM2 Malaysian Movie Makers Competition, Rolling International Film Festival).

Han Loong recently completed his short film, In the Valley, and his debut feature film, Maybe Today, If Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow (HK Film Lab, HAF, mylab). Both films explore his sentiments towards his hometown. He believes filmmaking is an art that can reflect the mundane lives of ordinary people.


A dead elephant leaves its bones

Revolving around the events of her husband’s funeral, 60-year-old Khadijah struggles to understand her lack of grief for him while navigating the expectations of her mourning children and community.

Nuryn Adryana’s penchant for writing stemmed at a young age due to her love for reading, which subsequently turned into a love for television shows and films. Intrigued by the inner workings of the film industry, Nuryn honed her writing skills during tertiary education, graduating with a BA(Hons) in Film from Lasalle College of the Arts, where she also discovered an interest in producing.

As someone who rarely sees people like herself on screen, Nuryn believes in representation both on and off-screen, which drives her to create diverse and inclusive stories often ignored in mainstream media. Nuryn’s curiosity about human interaction and how the mind works is reflected in the stories she tells. Her thesis film, Duka Lara, was her directorial debut. It premiered at the 21st edition of Dokufest in 2022.


Fish Out of Mother

After a heavily pregnant woman gives birth to a fish, her life and marriage take a turn down the slippery slope.

Olivia Griselda is an Indonesia-born, Singapore-based writer, director, and producer. She wrote, produced, and co-directed the animated comedy short film She and Her Good Vibrations with animation filmmaker Sarah Cheok. The film premiered at Singapore International Film Festival 2023 and is travelling to film festivals worldwide, including Filmfest Dresden 2024 (Germany) and MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Film Festival 2024 (Portugal).

Her experimental dance short film Rite of Passage screened in Athens International Film and Video Festival 2021, Asian Film Archive’s Singapore Shorts 2021, San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2021, and Minikino Film Week’s Bali International Short Film Festival 2021. Last Call (dir. Eysham Ali), which she produced, was selected by Oscars-qualifying festivals including Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022 (Japan), and Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2022 (United States).

Olivia worked as a development coordinator for Amazon Studios’ Indonesian Local Originals films and series in 2023. She has also worked on publicity and digital marketing campaigns for BBC StoryWorks and Asian Food Channel. For more information about her past works, please visit

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