Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition 2018 – Travelling Showcase 8
November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Please note that the films screened are the same as those on 23 Sep at The Arts House, 27 Oct at MOX, 11 Nov at Library@Esplanade.
Please note that the intro and Q&A will be conducted in Mandarin.
The Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition Travelling Showcase is back, with more fascinating and thought-provoking films for your viewing pleasure!
Now into it’s fifth year, the competition is organised by the Singapore Film Society and supported by the National Heritage Board, Chinese Language and Cultural Fund of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, and Hong Leong Foundation.
The annual Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition aims to nurture audiences and filmmakers to take interest in our cultural heritage and documenting them for the future generations on film. This year’s travelling showcase comprises of 8 short films that make up this year’s winners and finalists.
The theme for this year’s competition is HERITAGE FOOD.
Our 2018 Finalist Films are (in no particular order)
Popiah Family 薄饼家庭 by 24 Productions (G)
At Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat popiah, third generation owner Michael continues handmaking popiah skin. How do they survive and thrive today? 薄饼家庭 explores their hopes, fears and why they persevere.
A Hakka Grandma’s Labour of Love by CNA Insider, Channel Newsasia Digital (PG)
A Hakka grandma’s cooking is how she bonds with her grandchildren, and her food tells a poignant story of love, hardship and duty over 88 years.
SAAPUDU. MAKAN. CHI FAN by SMC Productions (G)
Food forges relationships. In our film, the significance of food and bonds is established. Three Singapores (Hakim, Gabbi and Gerald) strengthen their bond through food. Food – centre of bonds,
Siew Heng Guo Zeng Zong Dumpling 肇庆裹蒸粽 by Food Revivers (G)
Unlike the usual Duanwu Festival rice dumplings, the mega-size Guo Zeng Zong dumpling is a Chinese New Year delicacy of our Guangdong Siew Heng forefathers in remembrance of Justice Bao.
Mr. Mokhtar’s Kuih Warisan Melayu by RPDMC (PG)
In a small HDB shop in Bedok Reservoir, Mr Mokhtar’s “Kuih Warisan Melayu” storefront sells delicacies that hold stories worth generations. But Mr Mokhtar’s own story transcends his love for food. His is about family, friendship and home.
A Dying Tradition by Kacangz (G)
The son of a Kacang Puteh man who hails from India, strives to keep the traditional trade alive before it vanishes from the face of Singapore.
Heirloom Recipes – Hei Bi Hiam / 家传菜 – 虾米香 by Andugo (G)
A Teochew family arrived from China to live in Pulau Tekong. Grandmother was exposed to cuisines by the Malay residents there. Overcoming language barriers, she made alterations, and created their timeless family favourite – Hei Bi Hiam.
Shopping Tips for Indian Cooking by CNA Insider, Channel Newsasia Digital (G)
Tips and tricks for shopping for Indian home cooking that food blogger Vasunthara picked up while trying to recreate her grandma’s recipes which Alzheimer’s stole.
The films are in multiple languages and subtitled in English.
There will be a post-screening dialogue with filmmakers.
Admission is free.
This event is supported by Library@Chinatown.