CU19: Film Selection

This year, 19 works are selected from 1,416 entries submitted from 80 different countries. Out of these 19 films, 6 student films coming from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University, will compete for the ‘Best Singapore Student Animation’. Standing out from these selections are The Light by Hae Min Park and For Lorn by Hoo Yan Han and Im Eun Sue. These two student works take on difficult stories on longing and display huge potential for long form projects with mature themes.

Many of the selected short films this year are 2D hand-drawn animation with a leaning towards simple abstraction. They are all able to create believable worlds with engaging narrative stories. As the overall standard of entries increases, we look for more than humorous entertainment in our selection and seek out unique directorial voices who have visions and potential.

Knife Hanging From A Tree by JiHee Nam

We want to point out Knife Hanging From A Tree by JiHee Nam from South Korea. This director has a charming piece of work that uses space and colour, and the absence of it, very well in this quirky yet subtle fight between her characters. Her work joins the international selection of 13 films in competition for the Best Animation, Audience Choice and Special Mention awards.

We also dedicate the second part of our International Competition to focus on Women in Animation, with excellent films that shine light on representing the female perspective in animation.

Come enjoy this special screening on 26 October (Sat) and meet the directors!

Read all the film details at this link.

 

International Competition 1: LOOK AT US

SELFIES / Claudius Gentinetta / Switzerland / 2018

Indoor Days / Asaki Nishino / Japan / 2019

Brain Cleaner / JInkyu Jeon / South Korea / 2019

Erebeta / Francois Vogel / France / 2018

Knife Hanging From A Tree / JiHee Nam / South Korea / 2019

In Passing / Esther Cheung / Canada / 2019

KIDS / Michael Frei / Switzerland / 2019

 

International Competition 2: FOCUS ON WOMEN IN ANIMATION

Hot and Tasty / Laura Jayne Hodkin / United Kingdom / 2019

Ode to Childhood / Luís Vital, João Monteiro / Portugal / 2019

Kinky Kitchen / Bea Höller /  Germany / 2018

Portrait of a Lady / Kenny Leoncito / Canada / 2019

Entropia / Flóra Anna Buda / Hungary / 2019

 

Singapore Student Competition: ADVENTURE TIME!

BurgerBurg / Jennifer Chua / Singapore / 2019

The Light / Hae Min Park / Singapore / 2019

Health Hazard / Ansh Sirohi / Singapore / 2019

For Lorn / Yan Han Hoo, Im Eun Sue / Singapore / 2018

To Be Apart / Jamie Goh, Jeraldine Ong, Zhen Ying Jie / Singapore / 2019

A Love Letter / Jessica Goh / Out of Competition / 2019

The Growth / Sarah Cheok / Singapore / 2019

 

Read all the film details at this link.

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