Beginner’s guide to local film

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There are many ways to watch short films and get involved with short filmmaking! From regular public screenings, workshops, and DVDs on sale, have your fill of local short films all year round from these champions of the Singapore film community.

Find out more about local film here. (Thanks to Kristin Saw, SFC)

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Hosaywood Singapore Tour

It’s a busy month for Hosaywood, as we present our films at various events:

12 July – 5th Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum (Zo Gang + Zo Hee)
14 July – Hwa Chong Humanities Literature Seminar (Tak Giu + Zo Gang)
18 July – nuSTUDIOS Film Camp (Zo Gang + Zo Hee)
19 July – RSC Block Party @ Sinema Old School (Zo Gang + Zo Hee)
25 & 26 July – Unconference @ Substation, Singapore Night Festival (Zo Gang)

See you there!

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Tora

‘Tora’! was a snack very popular in the 80s/early 90s. I remember looking forward to the secret toy inside the box, and the nice biscuit-centered chocolates.

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Nowadays it’s still around! But it’s overpriced, and the chocolates taste like poo…

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Hosay lah!

This little Hosaywood ‘commercial’ sees people from all over the world saying “Hosay lah!” ‘Hosay’ = ‘Good’ in Singlish. Enjoy!

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21st Singapore International Film Festival

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The 21st Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) kicks off next week, with many exciting films screening. SIFF has managed to pull together a show with limited funding. I wonder why the authorities can spend millions on something that few people can appreciate (Singapore Biennale, huh), but not support a film festival? (Most Singaporeans watch movies)

Read filmmaker Tan Pin Pin’s interesting blog on SIFF.

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