ShoutOUT! Head down to *SCAPE for Viddsee's 2nd Juree Awards Singapore

Head down to *SCAPE today for a weekend of film, fun and workshops. Viddsee's three-day Juree Singapore Awards Programme features a number of activities including talks, and screenings that are open to the public. Among them include panel discussions on storytelling to the woke, better personal branding for filmmakers, and championing unheard voices. Check out the full programme line-up here.

Most of all, don't miss the screening and awards ceremony of the 2nd Juree Awards Singapore on Sunday 20 October. Ten heartfelt, imaginative and entertaining stories are vying for the honours. The nominated films were submitted by a range of independent filmmakers, from more experienced directors like Eva Tang, whose films were selected for Venice Film Festival and TorinoFilmLab, and Mei Ann Teo, whose films have been included in Festival de Liege, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, and the Montreal World Film Festival. As with last year, student films from Temasek Polytechnic and Lasalle College of the Arts made up a majority of this year’s finalists, including those from Pocholo Dela Cruz, Lew Kee Wen, Jastine Tan, and Anja Dimova, to name a few.

The Veiled Willow

The films cover a wide range of subjects, such as family relationships, love, and artificial intelligence told across various genres of drama, sci-fi and musicals. Among them include a cancer-stricken mother who has to teach her Down’s Syndrome son how to survive on his own (​Sleep Well, Mother​ co-directed by Kee Wen Lew and Claire Tan See Lin); a coming-of-age tale of a high-school band preparing for the night of their lives (​The Prom Bomb​ by Pocholo Dela Cruz); a story of a grieving husband who falls in love with his AI assistant (​All About Evee​); and a teenager who deals with her mother’s abuse by imagining fantastical ways to kill her (​Let Me Kill My Mother First by Mei Ann Teo).

Sleep Well, Mother

The Prom Bomb

All About Evee

Let Me Kill My Mother First

Other entries include ​Up In The Air​ by Bernadus A. Chandra, ​Blood Taxi​ by Anja Dimova, Separation (Pepisahan)​ by Nur Elaika Binte Zukhiruallah; ​O Meri Jaane Jaan (O My Beloved​) by Jastine Tan; ​Breakdown by Gabriel Isaac Goh; and ​The Veiled Willow by Eva Tang.

Up in the Air

Blood Taxi

Separation (Pepisahan)​

O Meri Jaane Jaan (O My Beloved​)


Two top entries will be named the Gold and Silver winners, who will be picked by an international panel of judges that comprises ​Tim Redford​, who is part of the Executive Team of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and sits on the board of the Short Film Conference; ​Kattie Fan​, the festival director of ifva – a short film and media art awards and festival organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre; and ​Sanif Olek​, a film and television director whose film Sayang Disayang was Singapore’s first official entry to the 2015 Oscars® (Best Foreign Language Film).

The Gold winner will be awarded film a production grant worth SGD10,000 and a five-day Global Film & TV Program in Los Angeles sponsored by the Motion Picture Association.

In addition to the grant, the Gold winner received a 14-day loan for RED Digital Cinema camera equipment with a five-lens set of ZEISS CP.3 Lenses, while the Silver winner received a 14-day loan of RED Digital Cinema camera equipment and the ZEISS Light Weight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm lens. Gold and Silver winners will also receive a 14-day loan for Sachtler tripod system and Litepanels LED products provided by Vitec.

City Music will provide the Gold winner with a Zoom F4 Field Recorder, and the Silver winner with a Zoom H6 Handy Recorder. Iceberg Studios will offer the Gold winner post-production services for a short film and the Silver winner offline post-production services for a short film. The post-production services include colour grading sponsored by Eugene Seah.

The public can learn more about the Juree Singapore Awards Programme, as well as watch all nominated and other out-of-competition films for free on
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