ShoutOUT! : Create Film Festival - Singapore's first social cinema (whatever it is!)



They call themselves Creators of Tomorrow. They are a group of young and enthusiastic engineers, entrepreneurs, designers and independent thinkers who have come together to start a platform, a space for celebrating anything that is creative and helps build a better tomorrow. They believe behind every improvement is the hands of an engineer, which led to an unintentional first thought that the Create Film Festival was to encourage more people to study engineering and fill the talent gap in Singapore, especially when EDB is one of the organisers of this festival. Apparently, this is not too far from the truth the website literature reads. Check out http://createtomorrow.com.sg/Filmfest/festival

Well, of course, the Create Film Festival is meant to be more than that. It is to celebrate the spirit of realising change. In the same spirit, the film festival is also 'engineered' as the nation’s first-ever social cinema. They can choose seats and book tickets for themselves and friends for free through a virtual box office. In the cinema hall, no one will shush them, no one will tell them to silence their mobile phone. In fact, they’re encouraged to chat with friends as the short films are screened. Unlike YouTube, the home online viewing experience is no longer a lonely one.

First up are 3 short films that are viewable at daily time slots from now till end of the year. Not a bad way to distribute a film!

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“Hi I’m An Engineer”
Directed by Melvyn Lim, Executive Creative Director of OgilvyOne Singapore, it looks at an engineer’s first-time speed dating session where he encounters unexpected responses and hilarious situations.

“Flight”
By acclaimed director, Boo Junfeng who directed “Lucky 7” and “Sandcastle”, it tells the heartfelt story of a young man pursuing his love to build planes despite parental objections.

“Building Dreams”
By up and coming local director, Anthony Chen who directed “Ah Ma” and “Haze”, it features what every kid dreams of – a documentary on someone who plays games for a living.

By watching the films, you can also stand to win prizes through weekly draws. They include the iPad 2, free movie tickets and vouchers from Garrett Popcorn, H&M, Frolick and Ben & Jerry’s.

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