“In a football match, you can capture all sorts of emotions – happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, surprise, joy. It’s great to see Singaporeans show their passion for the country, and at a football game it’s real and unrehearsed.”
Shot an impromptu film with my mobile phone and it has since gathered nearly 30,000 views! National Conversation: A film montage of colourful banners and quirky Singaporeans. On 16 Feb 2013, Singaporeans gathered at Hong Lim Park to protest against overpopulation.
Spot the TAK GIU dvd? For his latest exhibition, artist Kent Chan watched all the 700 films shown under The Substation’s Moving Images programme in the last 15 years. Glad he survived! =)
Sindie says: Almost every film submission to that came to the Substation over the last 10 years arrived in humble copy DVDs with handwritten labels. Here are 9 local titles that came in the same humble packaging but shone brighter than the gleam on the silver or bronze finishing of the DVDs. In another 10 years, we may see them in the museum.
Here’s a teaser poster of the new mini film, Lions All The Way. Finalising edit and will be posted online soon!
Singapore are the champions of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup! It’s been a while since the 2007 victory where Kwa Giu (Watch Football), a tribute to the old National Stadium was filmed.
Since then, a new breed of fans have emerged: Young, passionate and energetic. They stand and sing throughout the whole match. They wave their scarves in choreographed movements. They form a giant Singapore flag with their placards (called a ‘tifo’). They have a chant for every player.
Other passive fans might say they are ‘sibeh die hard’ or even complain that they are blocking their view. But to me, this is what being a football fan is about. Cheering for the team regardless of win, lose or draw.
Hence Hosaywood’s new project: a mini short film documenting this new football culture, shot in Kwa Giu style. We hope this level of support will spread bigger and wider in Singapore, reaching the fervent atmosphere of European and South American stadiums. Watch out for this film soon. Majulah!
A clip from Kwa Giu will screen at ArchiFest Singapore, this Sat 20 Oct 12 at the Archifest Pavilion (opposite Liang Court), with other films about Singapore architecture. More screening details here (free admission).
Kwa Giu (Watch Football) is Hosaywood’s tribute to the old National Stadium. The full film is available on DVD now.
Zo Gang was screened at a cosy gathering on the Objectifs rooftop for a Cine65 party. Great food and nice film discussion along with Yeewei Chai, Wee Li Lin and Juan Foo. Cheers to peeps from Objectifs, Cine65 crew and filmmakers.
Zo Gang screened at Jurong Point as part of HeritageFest 2012. Oops typo in the poster =P