Curated by Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film

Returning for a 2nd year, Silver Films presents a curated selection of local short films that explore and engage with seniors. One commissioned film by Raihan Halim will be making its debut, alongside three films by local filmmakers. The participants from the “Recording Reality” Community Arts Project (CAP) will also debut their short documentary films which are produced and edited by filmmaker Jasmine Ng. Silver Films is part of Silver Arts, a national platform that advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts and is organised by the National Arts Council (NAC).

Approximate duration of films: 75 minutes

Screenings are free but pre-registration is required through Peatix:

Screening Schedule

Outdoor screenings*

5 September, Saturday | 730pm – 9pm | Kreta Ayer Square, Chinatown (outdoors)
26 September, Saturday | 730pm – 9pm | Toa Payoh Amphitheatre (outdoors)

*no pre-registration is required

Various indoor locations

6 September, Sunday | 4pm – 530pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Vivocity
11 September, Friday | 230pm – 4pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Tampines Mall
12 September, Saturday | 430pm – 6pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Yishun
13 September, Sunday | 11am – 1230pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Suntec City
19 September, Saturday | 430pm – 6pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Jurong Point
20 September, Sunday | 430pm – 6pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Plaza Singapura
23 September, Wednesday | 230pm – 4pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Great World City
27 September, Sunday | 11am – 1230pm | Golden Village Cineplex, Vivocity

About the Films

Three elderly sisters set out for a pleasant evening at the Opera, but they come face to face instead with their own demons – each other.

Bio of Leon Cheo

Leon Cheo is a graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Film & Media Studies and Chapman University (Singapore). His short films have travelled to festivals in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tehran, Bangkok, Germany, Tokyo. The Three Sisters won Best Short Film at the 7th NETPAC-Jogja Asian Film Festival.

Produced and edited by Jasmine Ng, this documentary will be made up of the short documentaries produced by the participants of the Recording Reality CAP, based on things that matter to them, sights and sounds of their own neighbourhoods and their personal stories.
Produced and screened in Utter 2014 as part of the Singapore Writer’s Festival, this is about an elderly man who returns to his old residence for a visit and finds himself confronted with the harsh realities of ageing.

Bio of Kenny Tan

Kenny Tan won the Overall Best Film and Best Screenplay Award at the ciNE65 Short Film Competition 2013 for his film “Priceless”.

An elderly widow who finds an unexpected visitor, a young asylum-seeking girl, in her home during dinner. The story is inspired by a 2012 event, where 40 Burmese Rohingya asylum seekers arrived in the port of Singapore.

Bio of Kirsten Tan

Kirsten Tan is a four time Silver Screen Award nominee and winner at the Singapore International Film Festival. Her films have been screened at over 50 film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.

Three best friends with a grand combined age of 180 reminisce about their wild young days as they meet at the wake of their friend, and proceed to do something wild!

Bio of M. Raihan Halim

Raihan Halim is a winner of two Golden Pen Awards, and produced his first feature film, “Banting” which was released in 2014.

About Silver Arts

Silver Arts is a national platform that advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts. Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), the event aims to show that old is gold when it comes to the arts. Helmed by seniors, artists and community organisations, Silver Arts, an annual event offers opportunities to enhance the well-being of seniors through developing creativity and facilitating self-expression. Culturally-relevant content will be co-created, and at the same time, seniors can share their stories as well. These stories can help shape our future, and forge better inter-generational understanding.

Launched in 2012, Silver Arts collaborates with community partners to integrate the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. From performance to workshops, the event enables seniors to showcase their creative talents, or pick up a new skill. Silver Arts also reflects the transformative value of the arts as a powerful tool for the development of the community. It can range from a community participating in an arts activity to learning about an art form.

Into its fourth edition, this year’s Festival will take place over four weeks from 1 to 27 September at more than 30 locations island-wide to encourage widespread participation.

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