In the third season of ciNE65, as
Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence, Singaporeans are invited to
reflect on our past, present and future as a nation with the theme “Believing • Home”. Launched by Nexus (www.nexus.gov.sg) since July 2011, this short film competition organised
by Nexus provides a platform for Singaporeans and those in Singapore to reflect on and examine the beliefs and values that
shape us, individually and collectively, as a nation.
This season, a new technical award, “Best Documentary”,
has been introduced to encourage Singaporeans to film a real slice of life in
Singapore. This award seeks to recognise the craft of film-makers who help us
to reconnect with Singapore’s past, or bring a fresh perspective to
Singaporeans’ everyday life.
The distinguished panel of judges includes film-makers Boris Boo, Chai Yee Wei and Kat Goh,
Co-founder & Director of Content at Oak3 Jason Lai, film lecturer at
LASALLE Mardhiah Osman, cinematographer Sharon Loh and Director of Asiatainment
Pte Ltd Edmund Chen. The winners of “Overall Best Film”
Award for both student and open categories can look forward to an overseas trip
to an international film festival and learn from renowned industry experts.
ciNE65 will accept film entries from 30 December 2014
to 6 April 2015. From 15 May 2015 to the middle of June 2015, the public can
cast their votes for their favourite films, actors and actresses through the
Facebook microsite (www.cine65.sg) or SMS. The competition will culminate in an awards
ceremony in June 2015.Please visit www.cine65.sg to find out
more about the competition.
December – 6 April 2015
·Competition submission period
Participants can submit their competition entries
on ciNE65 Facebook microsite (www.cine65.sg) till 6
April 2015, 2359hrs.
– February 2015
·Seminars / Workshops
Free film-making seminars and workshops will be
available to public on a first-come-first served basis.
April – 14 May2015
·Nomination & Judging
May – Mid Jun 2015
·Voting for Audience Choice Films
oParticipants can vote via ciNE65 Facebook microsite (www.cine65.sg) or SMS for the nominated Audience Choice Films.
·Awards Ceremony and Showcase of
participate as an individual or as a team.
should not exceed six (6) members.
·Non-Singaporeans residing in Singapore
can participate as part of a team.
There are two categories – Student Category and Open Category in this
students, who are studying in a local educational institution at the point of
registration, are eligible to participate in this category.
Singaporeans who are studying full-time in an educational institution abroad,
at the point of registration, are eligible to participate in this category.
Singaporeans (including overseas Singaporeans) are eligible to participate in
this category. Non-Singaporeans residing in Singapore are welcome to be part of
Submitted films should be original and should not be previously
submitted for other competitions. The submitted films should revolve around the
competition theme, “Believing • Home”. Each
short film must adhere to the given theme and be no longer than 3:00 minutes in
duration (including opening and ending credits). All film submissions must be
produced in high definition (HD) quality.
All films must be submitted to www.cine65.sg by 6 April 2015,
refer to the www.cine65.sg for a full list of the participation guidelines.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
are three award categories: Jury’s
Choice Awards, Audience Choice
Awards and Inter-School Challenge.
The Jury’s Choice Awards comprise eight technical awards each for the Student
and Open Categories. The Jury’s Choice Awards will be determined by a panel
made up of the organiser and industry professionals.
Audience Choice Awards comprise three awards which will be determined by the
total number of votes received from the public.
Inter-School Challenge applies only to the Student Category and it will be
awarded to the school with the highest number of quality entries submitted by
teams made up of members from the same school.
entries shortlisted by the Selection Panel will qualify for the award/s. An
entry may be nominated for more than one award. A winning entry for any award
will still be eligible for other prizes that it is nominated for.
Still from last season's winning short 'Priceless' by Kenny Tan
jury comprising film industry professionals and partners of ciNE65 Season Three
jury will judge each film based on the following criteria:
·Relevance to Theme
The film should reflect the theme “Believing
·Ability to convey ideas
The film should be effective in engaging and
encouraging viewers to reflect on the messages behind the story.
·Execution & Treatment
The films should demonstrate a high
standard of technical execution. This includes quality visuals, sound design
and audio integration, lighting and camera positioning, and other relevant
aspects that contribute to a positive viewing experience.
The film should be presented in a unique manner through
the use of creative film-making techniques, imaginative writing and directing, and
an original plot.
The film should engage the emotions of the audience and leave
a lasting impression.
SEASON THREE JURY
The jury comprises:
·Boris Boo, film director
·Chai Yee Wei, film director
·Edmund Chen, Director of Asiatainment
·Jeremy Sing, founder & editor of
·Joe Ng, film and TV music composer
·K. Rajagopal, film-maker
·Kat Goh, film director
·Jason Lai, co-founder & Director of
Content at Oak3
·Mardhiah Osman, film lecturer at
LASALLE College of the Arts
·Sharon Loh, cinematographer
·Colonel Roland Ng, Director, Nexus
AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
more information on ciNE65 Season Three, please visit the following social