Watch Local: Paradise & Red Dragonfiles by Liao Jiekai


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

Liao Jiekai / 24 February / 730pm / PG / Post-Screening Q&A

First Short: Paradise / 2006
Do we pass moral judgments on everyone, or are we just the same?

First Feature: Red Dragonflies / 2010
Rachel and her friends explore an abandoned railway track, but an unforeseen incident brings their little adventure to an abrupt end. Elsewhere, 26-year-old Rachel rekindles a friendship with a high school friend. When a little boy from her past appears, Rachel finds herself retracing a trail of iron and wood. Wistful and mysterious, the film depicts a world littered with incongruity, absences and traces of childhood dreams.


Liao Jiekai is a filmmaker and artist based in Singapore. He is a founding member of the film collective 13 Little Pictures. His debut feature film, Red Dragonflies (2010), won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival and his second feature film As You Were (2014) had its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival, before competing in Torino and Nantes. His 16mm film installation Brothers Quarters (2013) won him a Credit Suisse artist commissioning award; he also presented moving-image installations at the Singapore Biennale 2013 as well as Aomori Contemporary Art Center in 2014.

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Wed Feb 24, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Objectifs Chapel Gallery
24 Feb, Wed, 730pm / Liao Jiekai FULL
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