The Objectifs x Momo Short Film Incubator is an initiative 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.

The Objectifs x Momo Film Co Short Film Incubator will run from 4 July – 25 August 2024*. This year’s incubator will take place with a hybrid format, with weeks 1 to 6 conducted online, and the sessions from 22 to 25 August will be conducted in person at Objectifs.

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.

Momo Film Co is the programme partner for the Objectifs Short Film Incubator.

Submit your applications by Tue, 30 April 2024 (2359H SGT).



Workshop Schedule (all timings are in GMT + 8, Singapore time)
Week 1
4 July / 60 min: Introduction with mentors, filmmakers, Objectifs, and Momo Film Co
5 – 7 July / Short Film Forum: a series of talks and panels

Week 2
11 – 12 July / 45 min per session: Individual consultation with mentors

Week 3
17 July / 60 – 70 min: Peer review sessions between participants
19 July: Proposed changes to script due

Week 4
25 – 26 July / 45 min per session: Individual consultation with mentors

Week 5 – 6
Writing weeks
8 Aug: Revised script draft due

Week 8  (*To take place in person at Objectifs)
22 – 23 Aug / 45 min per session: Final individual consultation with mentors
24 Aug: Screening programme with Daniel Mattes and Linh Duong
Awards + wrap up session


Linh Duong is a Vietnamese filmmaker who takes special interest in the unconventional depiction of sad, angsty and naggy middle-aged women. Her series of shorts, which seamlessly blend hyper-realistic, slice-of-life subject matters with magical realism elements deeply rooted in South East Asian mythology and superstitions, have been competing and winning awards at prestigious film festivals around the world.

Linh previously attended Berlinale Talents in 2020, Asian Film Academy in 2016, Locarno Summer Academy and Bucheon Fantastic Film School in 2015. She is working on her debut feature, Don’t Cry, Butterfly, which participated in Full Circle Lab, Less Is More, Locarno Open Doors Hub, and most recently Hong Kong-Asia Financing Forum (HAF) where she won both Udine Focus Asia and the Wouter Barendretch Award.

Daniel Mattes is an American-born producer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he is a partner at the production company Anti-Archive. He has produced features, documentaries, and shorts, including: Doi Boy (Nontawat Numbenchapol, 2023), Further and Further Away (Polen Ly, short, 2022), White Building (Kavich Neang, 2021), Sunrise in My Mind (Danech San, short, 2020), and Last Night I Saw You Smiling (Kavich Neang, 2019). 

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Please stay tuned for more events held in conjunction with the Short Film Incubator 2024. 

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