Point and Shoot: 'Smoking Secrets' bags top prize; Watch all entries and vote for your Audience Choice now!


Over the last weekend on Sunday 19 March, the Point & Shoot competition, concluded with a screening of the top10 entries and the giving out of the top prizes. Smoking Secrets, a short film (pictured above) by Michael Ng & Aria Yeo Zhi Hui about two sisters who catch up over a cigarette while strolling down carpark, bagged the top prize. Between them, one has ‘blossomed’ into a successful career woman while her sister remains aimless. Taking the theme of ‘Bloom’ either figuratively or plain literally, groups of students cracked their heads to produce 3-minute narrative bites over 55 hours during the weekend of 10 to 12 March.  Point & Shoot was open to students in post-secondary educational institutions.

Hall of Shame by Melissa May Garcia & Eric Darmadi, which was a runner-up, is a quirky but funny little short film about being torn between staying and walking away from a relationship.

Another runner-up prize was also given to  Jasmin Liew who made Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, a film about female objectification that features a young girl disfiguring herself.


Winning Special Mention prizes were The Story of Matthew by Matthew Seong, about a toilet cleaner who aspires to achieve something more in his life - literally rags to riches in just three minutes.....

.....as well as Cocoona Matata by Jaime Hong, Jovene Khoo, Vera Sng, Sherlyn Tham and Vera Yap.

Here are the rest of the top 10!
Bloom
by Kelly Phua, Ruth Smalley & Mark Cheong

Late Bloomer
by Joel Tan & Shawn Tan

Perhaps
by Marcus Wong & Xinmin Ng

Blindside
by Jastine Tan Chee Yong & Shafiqah bte Isnawan

Sketches
by Shikhar Gupta & Nigel Gomes

DAHLIA
by Hamzah Fansuri & Tan Wei Lun

And ALL IS NOT OVER. There is an online voting contest for the Audience Choice Award! Simply go to the Facebook page of the organisers nuSTUDIOS Film Productions to watch all the entries in the competition. The album features a screenshot each from the entries. When you click on each screenshot, you will be able to see the YouTube link in the picture description, from which you can watch the entry. Votes are by LIKES on the screenshots.


Vote now from 20th March to 26th March 2017, 23:59! The screen grab with the the most LIKES will win the Audience Choice Award and the filmmakers will get to take home a Zhiyun-tech Crane and a Blackmagic Design Video Assist!

About nuSTUDIOS Film Productions
Since its inception in 2000, nuSTUDIOS Film Productions has served as a community for filmmaking enthusiasts in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The student film production house has produced over 22 short films, with their finest participating in both local and international film festivals such as the Singapore Short Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival. Several members have even continued to pursue their passion in filmmaking upon graduation. Some notable alumni include, but not limited to; Tan Bee Thiam, Kirsten Tan, Derrick Loo, and Melinda Tan.

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