Telling a story in a short film format is not an easy one – you need to capture your viewer’s attention quickly, get your message across and connect with your audience. Over the course of a few months last year, we found ourselves guiding students to face this challenge, as we worked with student teams to create 5 one-minute films.

Working together with the Land Transport Authority, Objectifs managed the “What’s Your Transport Story” short film campaign. 5 school teams were selected, provided a production budget of $3,500 and mentored by established filmmakers to create a concise story that would share the message of graciousness on public transport.

We were certainly impressed by the diverse stories that were developed and are excited to share them here. Thanks to the teams and all our mentors for being part of this project!

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Mentored by Victric Thng)

Fairfield Methodist Secondary School (Mentored by Chai Yee Wei)

Nanyang Girls’ High School (Mentored by Ric Aw)

Anglo-Chinese Junior College (Mentored by Ellery Ngiam)

Raffles Girls’ Secondary School (Mentored by Jasmine Ng)

If you’re a student studying film or related subjects, or just keen in filmmaking, competitions and festivals are a good way to hone your skills or find inspiration! Keep an eye out for some local events, such as the National Climate Change Competition (registration deadline 22 Apr), Singapore International Film FestivalSingapore Short Film Awards and ciNE65 Short Film Competition.. just to name a few!

 

It's a wrap! Students from RGS with their mentor Jasmine Ng in front of the mock-up MRT train where they shot their short film.

It’s a wrap! Students from RGS with their mentor Jasmine Ng in front of the mock-up MRT train where they shot their short film.