Golden Harvest Awards and Short Film Festival: Singapore Showcase

Taiwan's longest-running short film festival, the Golden Harvest Awards 金穗獎, is coming to our sunny shores! One of the most prominent festivals in Taiwan, throughout its long history it has nurtured talented filmmakers like Ang Lee, Tsai Ming-liang, Wan Jen, and many others.

At this year's Golden Harvest, Singaporean short films from the National Youth Film Awards were selected to participate in a special programme where the directors had the opportunity to attend the festival and screen their films all over Taiwan. We're happy to continue this cultural exchange and share four award-winning Golden Harvest films here with you!

This special Singapore showcase is a celebration of our two islands' works, which are vastly different in some ways yet strikingly familiar in others. Join us for a lovely afternoon of film screenings and panel discussions as we hear about Taiwan's film scene and creative industry from directors, film programmers, and industry professionals!


Registration opens 12:45 PM at The Screening Room, The Arts House
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion: Insights from the Taiwanese Film Scene
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Panel Discussion: Breaking into the Taiwanese Creative Industry
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Screening: Singapore Selection
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Screening: Taiwan Selection

Free admission with registration! There will be a deposit of $5 per session which will be refunded electronically when you attend the event.

Panel Discussion: Insights from the Taiwanese Film Scene

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hear from a panel of producer, director, and film programmer – Taiwanese and Singaporean alike – about the film scene in Taiwan. Interested in studying filmmaking in Taiwan? Ever thought about filming in Taiwan? Come with lots of questions and take a peek into how the Taiwanese film culture and industry is like, from the personal experiences of those who are immersed in it.

Hu Yen-kai | Festival Director, Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival
Colin Huang | Taiwan-based Singaporean Filmmaker
Koo Chia Meng | Creative Director, Fiction Shore
Nicholas Chee | Executive Producer, The Flying Kick Asia

David Lee | Vice Chairman and Programming Director, Singapore Film Society

Panel Discussion: Breaking into the Taiwanese Creative Industry
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Running a business is no easy feat, especially in a foreign country. Singaporean entrepreneurs from the creative industries share their experiences with starting up in Taiwan, paving the way for others to follow. Get into the nitty gritty with us as they answer questions about the process of setting up the business as a foreigner and the other differences in work cultures, industry practices and language barriers.

Jackson Tan | Creative Director, BLACK
Mark Sun | CEO and CTO, MotionElements
Nicholas Chee | Executive Producer, The Flying Kick Asia

Juan Foo | Producer, Taipan Films

Screening: Singapore Selection
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Four award-winning short films from Singapore's National Youth Film Awards 2018, which were screened at the 41st Golden Harvest Awards. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and sharing session with the directors, moderated by Nicholas Chee and Chng Ying Tong from Sinema Media.

CA$H 一萬八
Directed by Tan Wei Ting | 18min

1% Chance of Sunshine 太陽雨
Directed by Anthea Ng | 8min

Directed by Gabriel Isaac Goh | 18min

Directed by Sabrina Poon | 13min

Screening: Taiwan Selection
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Singapore Premiere! Fresh from Taiwan's prestigious Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and sharing session with Hu Yen-kai, Golden Harvest Festival Director, and will be moderated by David Lee from Singapore Film Society.

Tail End of the Year 年尾巴
Directed by Chieh Yang | 23min

To Heaven, To Gather 一起去天堂
Directed by Chang Li-Yue | 24min

Where Am I Going? 當一個人
Directed by Huang Yun-sian and Tsai Yi Chin | 15min

Mama Pingpong Social Club 媽媽桌球
Directed by Chuang Shian-An | 26min

To read more about the speakers and films, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/goldenharvestsg

Please Note:
  • The sessions will be conducted generally in English, with the films subtitled in English as well.
  • No food & beverages are allowed within The Screening Room.
  • The programme is subject to change at the organiser's discretion without prior notice, but attendees will be informed of the change as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Miranda at miranda@sinema.sg or call us at +65 8228 1405. Thank you!


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Organised by Sinema Media
In Partnership with Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival
and With Support from Singapore Film Society
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All Sessions (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
Panel Discussion: Insights from the Taiwanese Film Scene (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
Panel Discussion: Breaking into the Taiwanese Creative Industry (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
Screening: Singapore Selection (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
Screening: Taiwan Selection (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
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