SJ50 Film Festival (Terrace Session 3, 21 Oct 2016, Friday) (Location changed to 2F River Room)

SJ50 Film Festival is a non-profit project to celebrate Singapore and Japan’s 50 years of diplomatic relations by showcasing short films from both Singapore and Japan. This is to promote better understanding of both countries, and to encourage Singaporean and Japanese young film makers to have more exchanges through networking, learning, and collaboration. SJ50FF screenings will be held in both Singapore and Tokyo.

SJ50 Film Festival is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Tokyo and Kyoto Prefecture, in recognition as a project to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations ​

SJ50 Film Festival, Terrace session 3 (Location changed to 2F River Room)

Dates: 21 (Fri) October 2016

Time: 9:30pm to 11:00pm

Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum, 2F Terrace (Location changed to 2F River Room)

Tickets: Free with $5 (refundable) for advance registration
Please come to our booth at the venue before 9:20pm, we will cancel your booking, and $5 will be refunded to you. For late comers or no-show, there will be no refunded.

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-Thriller (PG)

Director: Albert Ventura
Length: 30min 0secs
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2011

Four people meet in a dark room for a psychological experiment. They are paid 100.000 yen to sit for 10 minutes, but it won't be as easy as it seems...

Chess Players of Chinatown

Country: Singapore
Length: 8min 19sec
Language: English, Mandarin
Subtitle: English, Japanese
Completed date: 2015

Have you watched Chinatown folks play Chinese chess and dum (local checkers)? The camaraderie is palpable, but for a reason. Often, they are elderly and the support network matters: “We look out for each other.” Elvin Gan visits them and tries to study under the tutelage of Uncle Boti and Uncle Yong! #sgmemory ​

Chinatown is an area in Singapore where the early Chinese immigrants from Southern parts of China lived and worked since the British rule in 1800s. Today, Chinatown remain an area with many Chinese traditional shops, restaurants, and a popular tourist attraction. It is also the residence of Singapore's many pioneer generation who had helped building the nation during their younger days. Now retired, a group of them gather frequently for a game of chess or two, as a way to pass time and stay in-touch with one anther.

- Drama (PG)

Director: Nick Norman-Butler
Country: Japan
Length: 6min 47sec
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2016

‘Tomoko' is based on a true story from Japan in which a homeless woman shared an apartment with a rich businessman for a year, without his knowledge. It shows how rich and poor can exist in close proximity yet never meet.

Sunshine (PG13)
-Drama, Comedy

Director: Jacky Lee
Length: 15min 50secs
Language: English
Subtitle: English, Japanese
Completed date: 2013

A geeky young man prepares for his upcoming driving test by driving his father’s taxi around in the neighbourhood nightly. Like many guys his age, he believes that a driving license will help him attract the opposite sex. His dream, or you can say nightmare, came true when he was forced to pick up a runaway teenage girl as his passenger. Together, these two strangers embark on an unforgettable journey of magic and terror, laying the foundation of a potential friendship along the way.

Joseon – Korea (PG13)
- Documentary

Director: Ik-Tong Ryo
Country: Japan
Length: 15min
Language: Japanese, English
Subtitle: Japanese, English
Completed date: 2015

This is the short documentary to introduce a group of people called the Zainichi Koreans, Koreans residing in Japan. The film explores the meaning of a nationality / passport through the perspectives of the people who are having issues with identity. The audience mainly follows a life story of a Zainichi Korean girl named Aryong Kim who is studying in the U.S. without a passport and a citizenship.

For We Are Strangers (NC16)

Director: Nicole Midori Woodford
Country: Singapore
Length: 14mins 31secs
Language: English and Mandarin
Subtitle: English, Japanese
Completed date: 2015

Xuan, 27 years old, a prison counsellor, is assigned to an inmate who was not convicted for a horrific assault and is due for release for a minor felony. The inmate, Adrien, 42 years old, fails to recognise who she really is. Her subsequent actions obscure the lines between assailant and victim; hunter and quarry, altering the viewer’s perception of morality and truth. ​ With minimal dialogue and a reversal of roles, the film confronts the moral dilemma of what one would do if faced with their assailant again. Good and evil in humanity is constantly in a state of flux and sometimes there is the finest of lines between being the victim and becoming the perpetrator. Xuan and Adrien both parallel each other visually; both characters share a common thread but will always remain strangers.

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SJ50 Film Festival (Gallery Session 1, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (Gallery Session 2, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (Gallery Session 3, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

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SJ50 Film Festival (28 Oct 2016, Fri) River Room session 1

SJ50 Film Festival (28 Oct 2016, Fri) River Room session 2

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Fri Oct 21, 2016
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM SGT
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Asian Civilisation Museum
Terrace session 3 (refundable), 21 Oct 930pm~1100pm $5.00
Venue Address
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555 Singapore
The ACM is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H). Drivers can reach the ACM via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge.
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