Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Toronto Singapore Film Festival 08 - Wrap Up
Favourite Feature: Tie - 18 Grams of Love on Day 1 and 4:30 on Day 2.
Favourite Short: Zo Gang from Day 2. I have watched this short at least 3 times since the festival, it's hilarious and cracks me up every time. Zo Gang can be seen here on the Hosaywood.com site.
Themes: Pressure of work & social status, loneliness/isolation amongst others, money, gambling/lottery and quirky humour
Best Attended & Most Enthusiastic Crowd: Singapore Dreaming on Day 3
Scariest: Fonzi, a short from Day 3. It's not a scary film per se, but it creeped me out, as it had a dreamlike/alternate reality feel to it.
Still thinking about: Kichiro from Day 2. It's definitely ultra violent which isn't my thing, but it sure keeps coming to mind.
Best Day: Day 1 not only because I enjoyed both the films that day but also got to share the events with my sister Jamie.
Wasn't expecting: So many filmmakers in attendance: Jacen Tan, Kelvin Sng, Elgin Ho and Lee Chee Tian. What a treat it was to have so many introductions and Q&A's over the three days.
Best Q&A: On Day 2 there was a great Q&A with Kelvin Sng (Kichiro) as well as Juan Foo (producer: Perth) via webcam.
Festival First: I actually made it to each and every screening! That is one of the joys of a 3 day festival that starts Friday night and goes through to Sunday night. It was a real treat to have the full festival experience.
The Toronto Singapore Film Festival ran from April 4-6/08 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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