Very Short International Film Festival - Call for Submissions

Breathe easy…

Aspiring local film buffs can ‘breathe easy’ with yet another four weeks to submit their creative entries for Singapore’s second year of participation in the Very Short International Film Festival known globally as Tres Courts.

A plethora of entries [130+] has already been received for the International category, which closed on Monday, 14 February. Local entries, which are boundless, open category, as well as the Health Promotion Board ‘Breathe’ and
Singapore Arts Festival 2011 ‘I Want to Remember’ special categories remain open for another month.

Health Promotion Board special category ‘Breathe’ is all about life, choice, self-expression and truth. Auteurs are invited to explore and express creativity by submitting a three-minute (maximum length) film on any of the four youth health issues of tobacco use, sexuality, alcohol use or mental wellness. $3000 will be awarded to the winner.

The Singapore Arts Festival category entitled, ‘I Want to Remember’ imploring cinephiles to reconnect with memories, history and places long forgotten, the category is one which should engage with a past to redefine how we perceive the present as we race towards the future. A few fortunate filmmakers were involved in a workshop in January, which further explored this theme, however those who were unable to attend shouldn’t be disheartened, as all participants are contenders for the $2000 prize.

Entries for the Local Section must be received by VSIFF organiser, ZoMedia by Tuesday, 15 March to their offices located at 179 River Valley Road, #01-01 River Valley Building.

The Very Short International Film Festival main screenings will be held on 6, 7 and 8 May at the Alliance
Fran├žaise Theatre at 1 Sarkies Road (near the Newton MRT) and in 80 other cities around the world! Results will also be published on the Festival’s website.

Purchase your inexpensive tickets ($10) from Alliance Fran├žaise direct (
6737 8422) or via SISTIC’s website,
<> and keep up-to-date with Festival happenings by visiting <> or <> to download further Press Information and Registration details.

By the way,
award-winning director Eric Khoo has confirmed he will again be Chief judge of the Very Short International Film Festival (VSIFF).
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