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.
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!
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