“My Singapore New Norm” Micro Film Competition congratulates 13 winners of the Open Category, Student Category and Individual Awards. The Award Ceremony was graced by Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, who presented the awards to the winners.
The 4th edition of the Micro Film Competition Series is co-organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Lianhe Zaobao. Themed “My Singapore New Norm”, the Competition aimed to encourage Singaporeans to share their observations, perceptions and sentiments surrounding the “New Norm”.
With 122 submissions received, this year’s Competition was a great success with twice the number of submissions, compared to previous editions. The Competition also attracted 6 submissions from contestants of other ethnicities, some of which were presented in dialects and Hindi, apart from the usual Mandarin and English.
“Worry From Home” clinched the gold award for the Open Category. Directed by Michael Chua, his witty take of the lead character’s daily life and struggles during the pandemic greatly resonated with the audience. Christopher Yong also bagged the Best Actor Award for his lead role in this Gold Award video. The Silver Award was awarded to “Father”, a documentary which portrayed the life journey of a chef specialising in roasted meats. Notably, the director of this winning entry – Mr Liu Yihong was also one of the winners of the previous Micro Film Competition. The Bronze Award went to Mr Aloysius Ong’s “Stillness Between Tides” which focused on how youths showed care for the elderly during the pandemic.
The Gold Award for the Student Category was awarded to “See The Colours Of The Sky” by Estella Zhang Qiming. Using colours to express the human touch during the pandemic, it also won a second award for “Online Popularity”. The Silver Award was given to Krithickga Judith Shankar’s “When Covid Strikes”. With a production team comprising different ethnicities, this entry embodied the multi-cultural spirit of this Competition. Presented in Hokkien, “He Lan” won the Bronze Award for this category. Directed by Nicholas Goh, this video documented the sentiments of a veteran opera singer, as well as how Singaporeans were determined to preserve their traditional culture.
“The Caifan Song” which went viral recently, is the winner of this year’s “Singapore Online Video Award”. Full of humour and local flavour, it has tugged at the heartstrings of its viewers and was a well-deserved win. For the individual awards, “Go Home” by Li Jia won Best Director, while “More than a metre” won Best Creativity awards respectively.
The Organisers hope that the “My Singapore New Norm” Micro Film Competition can encourage Singaporeans to adopt a positive outlook as we embrace the new norm. All submitted works may be viewed on http://microfilm.zaobao.com.
About “My Singapore New Norm” Micro Film Competition
Jointly organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and Lianhe Zaobao, “My Singapore New Norm” Micro Film Competition seeks to encourage one and all to express what best embodies Singapore through a short film of less than 10 minutes. Share these sentiments through your camera, mobile phone or other recording devices, and let us have a feel of what your Singaporean new norm is like!
For more information, please visit microfilm.zaobao.com.
About Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
Established in 1985, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) is the apex body of the Chinese clan associations in Singapore, with PM Lee Hsien Loong named as our first Patron in 2011. The Federation’s primary objectives are to promote understanding and appreciation of Chinese language, culture and values; to lead the Chinese clan associations in Singapore, as well as, organize and support educational, cultural and community activities. The Federation now boasts a membership of over 230.
For more information, please visit www.sfcca.sg/en
About Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre collaborates with arts and cultural groups and community partners to promote and develop local Chinese culture. Through engaging and accessible content, we hope to nurture greater appreciation of our multi-cultural identity and a stronger sense of belonging.
Opened by our Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 19 May 2017, our Centre located in the heart of the city welcomes everyone to enjoy exhibitions, fairs, performances, seminars, talks, workshops and other cultural activities throughout the year.
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About Lianhe Zaobao
Lianhe Zaobao (联合早报) is the flagship Chinese daily in Singapore, established since March 16, 1983. With its strong history, Lianhe Zaobao is the most-read Chinese newspaper in Singapore and a trusted information source for the Chinese-speaking community.
The Chinese morning daily is an influential and authoritative source of local and foreign news, and is regarded as an important source of political and economic news on East Asia, especially China.
The publication enjoys a weekly readership of about 450,000, and is also available in China, Hong Kong, Brunei and more areas.
For more details, visit www.zaobao.sg .
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