Watch Local: 9:30 and Where the Road Meets the Sun by Yong Mun Chee
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.
Please also note that this screening is rated R21. We will be adhereing strictly to age limits for restricted age shows. Please bring along your IC or equivalent.
Objectifs is a partner of ‘Watch Local’, an initiative under the Singapore Film Commission.
At 18, Yong Mun Chee took her first plane ride, landing in London where she would spend the next three years studying at the London School of Economics. She then returned to Singapore and got a job as a broadcast journalist, covering social and political stories in Asia. She co-created Extraordinary People, winner of an Asian TV Award for Best Documentary Series before moving to Los Angeles to study at the esteemed USC Film School where she focused on directing and also cinematography. She was the first Singaporean to win a Directors Guild of America award for her short film, 9:30. The short film also screened at over 50 festivals worldwide, including Deauville, Edinburgh and Cannes “Tou Les Cinemas Du Monde”, winning a special jury award at SXSW. Where the Road Meets the Sun, her feature directorial debut, won Special Jury Award, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor at Worldfest Houston, as well as Best Ensemble Acting and Outstanding Cinematography at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.