Thursday, February 16, 2012

3rd Singapore Short Film Awards (SSFA) 2012

The Substation and Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking are proud to announce the nominees for the 3rd Singapore Short Film Awards (SSFA), which received an outstanding 113 entries this year. 20 of the films have been nominated across 10 categories.

The SSFA, now in its third year, is an independent effort by two major Singapore film contributors – The Substation and Objectifs, and strives to showcase the best from the short filmmaking scene in Singapore, from first time filmmakers to veteran professionals, as evident in the nominees.

All film entries and nominees will be screened at The Substation Theatre from 5 to 11 March 2012. The full schedule is available here (pdf file). Admission is by donation. No advanced booking of tickets is necessary. All are welcome.

The Awards will be held on 10 March 2012 and is by invitation only. Filmmaker Kelvin Tong will honour the event as Guest-of-Honour.

And the nominees are:

Best Director
Godaizer – Hillary Yeo
Hentak Kaki – James Khoo
Bliss – Liang Xuan
The Hole – Tan Shijie
Lighthouse – Anthony Chen

Best Animation
A Cloudy Conundrum
Burger Burger
Tales of the Chugawagas

Best Fiction
Thin Air
The Hole

Best Documentary
Peace Be Upon You
Wild Dogs

Best Editing
Wild Dogs – Saravanan Sambasivam
Bliss – Liang Xuan
Existence – Jeanette Lim, Audrey Woon, Yap Jun Hua, Wallace Woon
Sanzaru – Nurul Ain Muslan
Sisters – Chen Junbin

Best Sound
Bliss – Jones Roma (Audio post, scoring and ending song ‘Mind Theater’)
Burger Burger – Huang Shicong, Gavin Tan Jun Jie
Sanzaru – Josephine Ng (Sound Editor), Calvin Phua, Jean Goh, Roy Ng Wee Kiat (Music)
The Hole – Fabrizio Paterlini (Music), Marc Wiltshire (Sound Recordist)

Best Art Direction
Godaizer – Hilary Yeo
Love in Every Genre – Kartini Saat
Mandy’s 8 Theories of Sleep – Roseane Kalavathi
Sanzaru – Ng Mun, Haslina Ismail

Best Cinematography
Bliss – Liang Xuan
Cut Adrift – Erwin Chua
Existence –Yap Jun Hua, Wallace Woon
Lighthouse – Benoit Soler
The Hole –Nathaniel Carton

Best Performance
First Breath After Coma – Marc Gabriel Loh (Fie)
Love in Every Genre – Yazid Jalil (Yazid)
Sisters – Molly Jan (Auntie)
Hentak Kaki – Michael Chua (Teck)
Bliss – Yobel Nathaniel (Nixon / Nick)

Best Script
Godaizer – Hillary Yeo
Sisters – Michael Tay
Hentak Kaki – James Khoo
Bliss – Sondy Crawfurd
The Hole – Tan Shijie
Lighthouse – Anthony Chen

Honorary Award
For outstanding contribution to the film community through short films
Lesley Ho

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