OBJECTIFS CINEMA: ALTERNATIVE VOICES
How are films shaped by socio-political forces, and how do they affect our sense of agency in return? We're glad to have moderated a conversation with Boo Junfeng and Phoebe Pua, as they discussed the myriad ways in which filmmakers in the region are commenting and reacting to national, societal and cultural phenomena.
COMING HOME — A REEL ROUNDTABLE
The common path for the independent film typically passes through 4 distinct stages: production; festival/sales; distributor; exhibitor. Each stage functions as a cog in the wheel of the industry, working in tandem while facing strained pressures of each other's roles in an interdependent film ecology.
In this roundtable, we joined various key players in the industry at The Substation to share strategies we apply in their own sectors in hopes of sparking an optimistic shift towards sustainable film practices.
As part of fundraising efforts for Transient Workers Count Too - TWC2 during this COVID-19 crisis, we're hosting this independent Singapore title from Tiger Tiger Pictures on our VOD platform in collaboration with The Projector.
All proceeds will go towards supporting initiatives by TWC2 and The Projector, after Vimeo and Paypal costs. To further support them, please visit twc2.org.sg/getinvolved/donate**
MARCH / APRIL 2020
We've been experimenting with virtual watch parties. On 29 March, local directors Boo Junfeng (Apprentice) and Kirsten Tan (Pop Aye) hosted a Toni Erdmann watch party over Zoom which culminated in a hilariously off-key rendition of The Greatest Love Of All!
On 4 April, Amanda Lee Koe and Kirsten Tan hosted a Portrait Of A Lady On Fire watch party. To say it was a scintillating conversation is an understatement.
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD PREMIERE, WITH KIM BORA
28 SEPTEMBER 2019
At the 2019 edition of the Singapore Writer's Festival, Kim Bora's award-winning debut feature House of Hummingbird made its Southeast Asian premier at the Asian Film Archive's Oldham Theatre.
We were joined by the director herself for post-screening discussions on 14 & 15 September 2019.
BIRDS OF PASSAGE, POST SHOW Q&A WITH SANDRA KLASS
3 AUGUST 2019
Join us for a special screening of the arthouse equivalent of Narcos - BIRDS OF PASSAGE this weekend. Don't miss the post-screening Q&A with Europe-based Singaporean colourist, Sandra Klass, who helped create the colour palette of Birds Of Passage, and she will share with us more on the art of storytelling in colour and the creative process behind the look of Birds Of Passage - an absolute treat not to be missed!
WITH A FILM DISTRIBUTOR
20 APRIL 2019
Heyyy 👋 we miss meeting our audience members so why not come out and have a drink 🍻 with us? Take this chance to ask Vincent (our founder) anything under the sun - what the heck LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT was about... why he always likes to buy films with plot twists... your horror cellphone-in-the-cinema story... or if you have suggestions for how we can improve our outreach, marketing, or film selections thus far - we're all ears.
AGNÉS VARDA TRIBUTE: FACES PLACES
20 APRIL 2019
We are more than sad to hear that one of the greatest filmmakers known to humanity - la femme terrible Agnés Varda - has just passed away.
In memory of her raucously colourful and defiantly vibrant style, we will be screening her recent documentary feature FACES PLACES as tribute at the Projector - join us in celebration of Varda's zest for film and life.
NYFA CONFERENCE 2019: LET'S TALK ABOUT FILM SCHOOLS
20 APRIL 2019
Often the first step for young film talent, film school is seen as a stepping stone into a industry and a marker of artistic calibre. We're glad to be part of a panel of select film professionals who will share their experiences and insight into the inner workings of these film schools beyond their prospectus.
CUSTODY x AWARE SINGAPORE:
31 MAY / 1 JUNE 2018
Anticipate Pictures is excited to host two exclusive post-show dialogues at the Arts House with the empowering individuals from AWARE, Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group. Navigating the themes presented in CUSTODY, hear their thoughts about the film, their experiences and efforts in the local context, and the silent prevalence of domestic violence in Singapore.
MICHAEL HANEKE: A RETROSPECTIVE
4 - 11 FEBRUARY 2018
In collaboration with Alliance Française de Singapour, we've put together a retrospective program of 10 Michael Haneke films, well known for being austere, clinical, unsettling, rarely seen on the big screen. A first for Southeast Asia, the retrospective culminates in the Singapore premiere of his latest film HAPPY END, which had its World Premiere In Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2017.
SWF BEYOND 2017: FILM SCREENINGS
4 - 9 NOVEMBER 2017
As part of SWF Beyond, Singapore Writer's Festival worked with us to showcase a trio of acclaimed films during the Festival, namely CITY OF GHOSTS, SAFARI and PATERSON.
There will be a special screening of CITY OF GHOSTS with a Post Show Talk, featuring two prominent writers Helon Habila (Nigeria) and Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib (Singapore) at the National Gallery Singapore.