SJ50 Film Festival (Terrace Session 2, 21 Oct 2016, Friday) (Location changed to 2F River Room)


Dear audience,

Please be informed that the screening time is from 8:10 pm to 9:20 pm, not 8:10 am to 9:20 pm. Our sincere apologies for the incorrect info.

Look forward to seeing you all there!


"Samurai Opera" in Singapore!!

The director, Showgo Ookawa and actors, Madoka Harada and Shigeki Maegawa from Samurai Opera will be coming to Singapore from Japan to attend SJ50 Film Festival on 21 and 22 October at ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum)!


SJ50 Film Festival
is a non-profit project to celebrate Singapore and Japan’s 50 years of diplomatic relations by showcasing short films from both Singapore and Japan. This is to promote better understanding of both countries, and to encourage Singaporean and Japanese young film makers to have more exchanges through networking, learning, and collaboration. SJ50FF screenings will be held in both Singapore and Tokyo.

SJ50 Film Festival is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Tokyo and Kyoto Prefecture, in recognition as a project to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations ​

SJ50 Film Festival, Terrace session 2 (Location changed to 2F River Room)

Dates: 21 (Fri) October 2016

Time: 8:15pm to 9:20pm

Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum, 3F Terrace (Location changed to 2F River Room)

Tickets: Free with $5 (refundable) for advance registration
Please come to our booth at the venue before 8:05pm, we will cancel your booking, and $5 will be refunded to you. For late comers or no-show, there will be no refunded.

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Hide & Seek
-Drama (PG)

Director: Kimie Tanaka
Length: 21min 49secs
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2015
Film School: New York University Tisch Asia School of the Arts

Mother's sudden death calls a man, who lives and works in the city, to be back to his hometown. He must look after his younger brother who's been "shut-in" (never comes out from his room) over a decade. Giving up on the helpless public social service, he makes a radical decision…

Suicide Lover
-Animation (PG)

Director: Mark "Gunkmage" Chee
Country: Singapore
Length: 4mins 07secs
Language: Singlish
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2015
School: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

"What if you woke up with a Bomb in your head, that would EXPLODE if you didn't fall in Love by midnight?" Suicide Lover is an animated short that puts a twist on the classic love-by-midnight-fairy-tale.

Fox Fears
- Animation (PG)

Director: Miyo Sato
Length: 7min 38sec
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2015

It was a night festival in a village. A young boy, Bunroku was out having fun with his friends. On the way, they stopped by a clog shop, where he found out about an old superstition that he would turn into a fox. This animation "FOX FEARS" is created based on one of the late works, "FOX" by a famous Japanese author, Niiminankichi. It is about the worry of this young boy after he was told about the superstitious fox story, the love between mother and son, and farewell of love ones. I am very interested in this story about the relationship between the fox and the young boy, and the development into a story of family and kinship. I also have a similar experience as the young boy, who started questioning his own existence, and felt lonely for the first time in life, as I was growing up. As I was making this animation, I wrote the script based on the original "FOX", and constructed the story according to the perspective of the main character. This animation is made by having the images drawn on glass panels with paint and sand, and photos where taken for each image.

The Bukit Brown Caretakers

Country: Singapore
Length: 9min 09sec
Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English, Japanese
Completed date: 2015

“1, 2, 3… Huat ah!” Repeat in tandem with your family wishing your ancestors prosperity. Behind the scenes at Bukit Brown Cemetery, caretakers have been tending to the graves before visitors arrive. Do you know the oldest male caretaker Mr Chua, has worked for 68 years?#sgmemory ​

Bukit Brown Cemetery, also known to the local community as Kopi Sua or Coffee Hill, was a public Chinese cemetery that had been established in the early 20th Century. It was the biggest Chinese graveyard outside China. Estimated to house 100,000 tombs in a vast landsize of about 0.86 square kilometers, Bukit Brown Cemetery has been abandoned since its closure in 1973. It was opened in 1922 by the Municipal Council.

In September 2011, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the plan to construct a new road, parallel to Lornie Road, to cut through part of Bukit Brown. About 5000 tombs are expected to be affected. Fearing that Bukit Brown will be further developed as a high-end residencial estate, Asian Paranormal Investigators (API) are campaigning a “Save Bukit Brown Project” to recuse this century-old site, which has also been carefully preserved as an undisturbed natural area for decades.

-Drama (PG)

Director: Shogo Ogawa
Country: Japan
Length: 19min 55s
Language: English
Subtitle: English, Japanese
Completed date: 2013

A very typical Japanese Samurai drama turned into an English muscial. A comedy about the story of a Ronin, his lover, and bad ass government officials.

For more detail please visit our webpage: SJ50 Film Festival

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Other film selections for SJ50 Film Festival

Other screening schedules

SJ50 Film Festival (Terrace Session 1, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (Terrace Session 2, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (Terrace Session 3, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (Gallery Session 1, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (Gallery Session 2, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (Gallery Session 3, 21 Oct 2016, Friday)

SJ50 Film Festival (22 Oct 2016)

SJ50 Film Festival (28 Oct 2016, Fri) River Room session 1

SJ50 Film Festival (28 Oct 2016, Fri) River Room session 2

SJ50 Film Festival (28 Oct 2016, Fri) River Room session 3

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Asian Civilisation Museum
Terrace session 2 (refundable), 21 oct 815pm~920pm SOLD OUT $5.00
Venue Address
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555 Singapore
The ACM is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H). Drivers can reach the ACM via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge.
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