Off the Record with filmmaker Kent Chan and his installantion 'It's Only Talk'


In the spirit of experimentation, audiences attending this year's Experimental Film Forum at the Substation experienced something new. They were able to verbally engage themselves in the 'forum' by talking to filmmakers in a surreal setting that looked like a figment of a strange dream.





This was filmmaker Kent Chan's 'It's Only Talk' contribution to the forum. It’s Only Talk is a performance-based installation which explores the role that philosophies and ideologies play, in informing our worldview and action, through the lens of cinema and vice versa. The project involveds 5 filmmakers, Kent Chan, Chris Yeo, Daniel Hui, Liao Jiekai and Nelson Yeo, each with differing perspectives, such as philosophy, politics, pedagogy and the personal. They engaged audiences in conversations regarding films and cinema.

In this video, a collaboration between SINdie and SGNewWave, a group of film enthusiasts from Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, the 5 filmmakers share their views on films and the topics that they feel close to



About SG NewWave

SGNewWave is the brain­child of a group of film enthu­si­asts from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies, hop­ing to rev­o­lu­tion­ize the way Singaporeans view films and even­tu­ally cre­ate a cul­ture of avid film-goers who seek out even the small films show­ing in obscure places around Singapore.

It is com­posed of stu­dents with dif­fer­ent capa­bil­i­ties: jour­nal­ism, pub­lic rela­tions, mar­ket­ing, web design and video pro­duc­tions; all of us work­ing together towards our goal of spread­ing the love of cin­ema, and cre­at­ing our own film move­ment.

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