Student Films

PARTNERSHIP WITH NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC

This year’s festival continues EUFF’s long tradition of collaborating with a Singaporean film school. Partnering for the fifth year in a row with Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, the EUFF presents seven short films by students. This year's selection by lecturer and film-maker Craig McTurk are a look-back and look-ahead to the rich tradition of shorts.

ABOUT NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC’S SCHOOL OF FILM & MEDIA STUDIES

Established in 1989, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) is a pioneering tertiary institution that offers education and training locally in the applied media arts. The School believes in giving students an enriching learning experience that enables them to excel both in the dynamic film and media industry, and in further education. It does this through time-tested programmes that prepare students to meet professional standards while stimulating their creativity, sharpening their analytical and communication skills, and fuelling their passion. FMS has nurtured many outstanding graduates and award-winning Singapore lmmakers such as Boo Junfeng and Kirsten Tan.

 

STUDENT FILMS

1276

F R I   1 7   M A Y    |    7 P M

    This family drama addresses the age gap between a young boy who starts to be more aware of his family's circumstances, and his 76-year-old father who is trying his best to understand his son.

FICTION | 9:17

D I R E C T O R

Seng Wee Chuan

CLEANED; NOT CLEAN

S U N   1 2   M A Y    |    1 . 3 0 P M

    Environmental documentary on litter waste in Singapore waters. Informative and topical, this presents strong, impactful images backed by an equally important message.

DOCUMENTARY | 9:30

D I R E C T O R

Yap Chun Yuong

STITCHES

S A T   1 8  M A Y    |    9 P M

    A mother's heart as her child is bullied and beaten up in school. Stitches touches an emotional chord with its extremely moving scenes.

FICTION | 8:22

D I R E C T O R

Laavania Krishna

LIFE IN THE VOID

F R I   1 0   M A Y    |    7 P M

    Linger in Singapore's public housing and the first thing you will notice is the void deck. The empty space on the ground floor of HDB blocks brings people together and helps develop a sense of community. It is used also to host weddings, birthdays and sometimes public art projects. This insightful short documents life here.

DOCUMENTARY | 9:50

D I R E C T O R

Theophilus Sng

SAVING SUNGEI

T H U   1 6   M A Y    |    9 P M

   One person's junk is often another's treasure. This documentary shines the spotlight on one man's campaign to save Singapore's oldest flea market.

DOCUMENTARY | 11:27

D I R E C T O R

Shintaro Tay

SON OF

T U E  1 4   M A Y    |    7 P M

    The cycle of violence. A boy witnesses his father beat his mother brutally. After which the father disappears. Years later, as the boy moves into adulthood, he is compelled to ask of himself – whether or not he should confront his father about past misdeeds.

FICTION | 7:45

D I R E C T O R

Ashvin Segar

KAFAN

S A T   1 1   M A Y    |    9 P M

    The spaces of emptiness caused by the loss of a child. Kafan tells the heart-moving story of a child who dies in an accident and the parents who need to come to grips with an untimely death in the family.

FICTION | 10:09

D I R E C T O R

Nur Amirah Hakim Binte Mustapha Kamal