October 14, 2015

There’s really no point in saying you support local, unless you make time to go for gigs at Baybeats, head down to the Noise Festival or, this – sit down and watch a couple of really good local short films, at this year’s Singapore Short Cuts.

The annual programme is a popular one, and features a diverse selection of short films that range from documentaries and dramas to animation and experimental pieces. These are usually paired with engaging post-screening discussions with filmmakers, which have included Victric Thng, Eva Tang, Boo Junfeng, Anthony Chen, Tan Pin Pin and Eric Khoo in the past.

Some of the films we’re looking forward to includes November, by young filmmaker Shane Lim, about teenager Kai who brings Min to a clinic after he tests positive for herpes; crime drama The Body by director Kenny Gee; Tang Kang Sheng’s Passenger where a couple rekindles their love interest after a class gathering; and My Autograph Book, which continues from Wee Li Lin’s first  exploration film that talks about growing up in Singapore. 

Plus, admission is totally free. You get to collect the tickets at the National Museum counter a week before each weekend’s screening.


24 October, 3pm (M18) 25 October, 3pm (PG) 31 October, 3pm (M18)
The Tiger of 142B
The Great Escape
Not Working Today
The Body
PassengerTotal running time: 104mins
The Swan of Tuonela
Three Little Pigs
My Autograph BookTotal running time: 102mins
Chamber of Tongue Ripping
Forest of Copper Columns
Chamber of Rock
Chamber of Ox
Mountain of Knives
Yard of Stone MillTotal running time: 62mins


12th Singapore Short Cuts
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore

Date & Time: 24 & 25 October, 3pm and 31 October, 3pm
Admission: Free, with Tickets

Tickets can be collected at the National Museum of Singapore, Visitor Services Counter from 17 October 2015. For more info, visit

Photo Credit: November, directed by Shane Lim.