ShoutOUT! Grandpa takes home top honours at this year's ciNE65 film competition

 Winner of ciNE65 Movie Makers Award and Overall Best Film (Student Category)  My Homeland: A Photography Project by Grandpa Chen

At the biennial ciNE65 short-film competition in Singapore, out of the 113 entries, My Homeland: A Photography Project by Grandpa Chen took home the top honours for the ciNE65 Movie Makers Award and the Overall Best Film (Student Category) for its moving story on what makes Singapore our home. Its director, Jastine Tan, a student from Temasek Polytechnic, also clinched a feature film deal with mm2 Entertainment. Temasek Polytechnic also received the Inter-School Challenge Trophy for submitting the highest number of quality entries under the Student Category. 

 Still from My Homeland: A Photography Project by Grandpa Chen

The Overall Best Film for the Open Category went to $ingapura, which also won Best Screenplay. Winners of the Overall Best Film Award also walked away with an overseas learning trip to the Busan International Film Festival 2019, in addition to cash prizes and Panasonic cameras. After five days of public film screening, Echoes of 1965 was voted Favourite Film for the ciNE65 Festival Audience Choice Awards. 

$ingapura - Winner of Best Film and Best Screenplay in the open category

一人一半 -  Winner of Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction in the open category

 Echoes of 1965 - Winner of audience choice awards and Best Editing in the student category

Broken - Winner of Best Direction in the student category

Organised by Nexus, Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and media entertainment company, mm2 Entertainment, the competition carried the theme Singapura. This year is the Singapore Bicentennial. 

Photos courtesy of ciNE65 and Bryson Ng

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