(In dialogue with Yu-Mei Balasingamchow)
27 APR 2016, WED / 8:00PM / 120 MIN


New Waves: Emerging Voices of Southeast Asian Cinema

New Waves shines a spotlight on young filmmakers who are making waves through the archipelago, forming an emerging community within Southeast Asia. Join them in a series of dialogues with Singaporean artists, writers and curators from different disciplines, as they recollect their entrance into cinema, their unique and personal approaches to utilising film as a mode of expression, and its convergence with other art forms and everyday life. Come participate in these open dialogue sessions to find out more about this emerging community of filmmakers in anticipation of the upcoming 27th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival.

Gladys Ng: Capturing the Ephemeral
(In dialogue with Yu-Mei Balasingamchow)

With soft-focuses and dreamy imagery of fleeting moments of relationships in motion, Gladys Ng has carved a niche within the Singaporean film community with her distinct style and vision that brings to mind Japanese auteurs such as Hirokazu Koreeda and Shunji Iwai. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, the screening of her graduating short film Ying & Summer brought her into prominence and she has since been working on a series of film projects in Singapore. Her latest short film My Father After Dinner, as with all of her works, follows a very personal trajectory of her own life. Coming back from a residency in Thailand with Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit as her mentor, Gladys will be joined by local author and editor Yu-Mei Balasingamchow as they discuss the artistic craft of capturing of the personal and the ephemeral.

Script Reading: The Girl with a Pigtail (Dir: Gladys Ng, Singapore, 2007)

Short Film Screening: My Father After Dinner (Dir: Gladys Ng, Singapore, 2015, 15min / English, Mandarin / Rating G)

Gladys Ng’s recent directorial short, My Father after Dinner, was presented the Best Singapore Short award at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival. She was trained in writing and directing at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia, and in 2012, participated in FLY ASEAN-ROK, a filmmaking workshop held by Busan Film Commission and Asian Film Commissions Network. She is currently doing a film residency in Thailand under the support of Objectifs, in collaboration with the Thai Film Foundation.

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow is the co-author of Singapore: A Biography (2009) and an independent writer, editor and researcher for history, art and culture projects in Singapore. She was the editor of POSKOD.SG (2012) and the first editor of Sinema.sg (2006–2007). Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2014) and selected for the biennial Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories (2013 and 2015). In 2015, she was an honorary fellow in writing at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She is working on a novel. Her website is http://www.toomanythoughts.org.


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Wed Apr 27, 2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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