Watch Local: Norman on the Air & Gone Shopping by Wee Li Lin


Watch Local is back! This year, we will screen the first short and feature films from an eclectic selection of Singapore filmmakers such as Boo Junfeng, Wee Li Lin and Liao Jiekai. Each night will focus on a different director, giving a unique perspective on each one's creative journey from their first short film to their first feature film. Post-screening discussions will accompany some of these sessions, allowing the audience insight into how these filmmakers have grown in their craft. From comedy to horror to drama, there's something for everyone!

All screenings are held at the Objectifs Chapel Gallery. Go to http://www.objectifs.com.sg/watchlocal2016/ for more information about the programme.

Screenings are free but pre-registration is required. Entry by donation.

Objectifs is a partner of ‘Watch Local’, an initiative under the Singapore Film Commission.

Programme Schedule

Wee Li Lin / 25 February / 730pm / PG / Post-Screening Q&A

First Short: Norman on the Air / 1997
A social misfit confesses to a failed romance on a national radio show, to amusing effect.

First Feature: Gone Shopping / 2007
A satirical drama about how a nation’s obsession with shopping changes the course of one woman’s life.


Li Lin is known to be the most prolific female short filmmaker in Singapore with almost 10 short films under her belt. Till date, three of which have been award winners at the Singapore International Film Festival and two of her shorts have won awards at American Film Festivals. A graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, USA with a BA in Art Semiotics, Li Lin also spent a semester in Tisch-NYU doing “Sight and Sound”, an intensive filmmaking production course. She also completed her MFA in Dramatic Writing at Tisch Asia on a Media Education Scheme Scholarship.

In 2007, she completed and released her first feature film “Gone Shopping” which was critically acclaimed and in 2011, she released her second film “Forever”, which saw a dual festival premiere at Jakarta International Film Festival and Cairo International Film Festival.

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Thu Feb 25, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Objectifs Chapel Gallery
25 Feb, Thurs, 730pm / Wee Li Lin
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155 Middle Road Singapore