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Short Film on Crossdressing Wins Top Prize at Inaugural 'Movie Makers Short Film Competition'.

By Flora  /  04 Nov 2015 (Wednesday)

A short film about a boy's crossdressing habits became the overall winner at the first ever Movie Makers Short Film Competition (我要当导演), organised by mm2 Entertainment and FOX International Channels. 

Titled 'You & Me', filmmaker Sean Ng walked away with $5000 cash and a Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Camera (worth S$7,999). His film emerged top among 50 entries, and selected by the panel comprising of acclaimed film practitioners; Singaporean directors Jack Neo (Ah Boys to Men series) and Eric Khoo (My Magic), Malaysian director Chiu Keng Guan (The Journey), Taiwanese director Raymond Jiang (Café. Waiting. Love) and Hong Kong award-winning actor-producer Gordon Lam (Gallants).

Ms Ellie Ngim and Ms Sabrina Tan walked away with the 2nd and 3rd title respectively. 

The winning short films will also be broadcasted in Singapore on FIC’s leading premium Chinese movies channel SCM. mm2 entertainment will discuss the development of a feature film with these directors and plans will be announced at a later date.

Mr Melvin Ang, CEO of mm2 Asia said, “We are amazed with our young and new aspiring directing talents, most of whom have submitted professionally-produced works for this competition. We are confident our talented Singaporean directors, both the experienced and new ones, can go beyond our shores given time and opportunities.”

Along with performances by Chan Tian Wen (陈天文), Shigga Shay and Sun Zi You (孙自佑), a tribute to the local movie industry was made by mm2 Asia with a short film directed by Daniel Yam (Gift). Titled ‘The Story that Changed the World’, this short film centers around the owner of a video rental store who touches and changes the lives of his customers through his passion and love for films.

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