Watch Local: Buy Me Love & Standing on Still Water by Ric Aw


Please note: Registration for this event is now full. Walk-ins will be accommodated to the best of our efforts on a first come first served basis. We will seat pre-registered attendees first. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the walk-in waitlist at 730pm on a first come first served basis. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Ric Aw / 27 February / 730pm / PG / Post-Screening Q&A

First Short: Buy Me Love / 2005
A middle-aged hawker decides to buy a bride from a mail order service.

First Feature: Standing on Still Water / 2014
The reservoir, the life giver and life taker, connects four individuals who face loss, death, hope and love. And they are ultimately swept away by unrelenting waves of change.


Ric Aw has been making films that reflect on human conditions since 2005. His films magnify the everyday man and their difficulties set in modern day society. His films are an intersection between documentary and fictional narrative.

He has directed seven short films that have travelled to different film festivals.
“Standing on Still Water” is his first feature for the cinema. In addition to cinema, his form of artistic expression extends to video installation. In 2011, he presented his video installation, “Man of the Forest” at Yokohama Triennale, Japan.

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Sat Feb 27, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Objectifs Chapel Gallery
27 Feb, Sat, 730pm / Ric Aw FULL
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