ciNE65 Festival 2019: Film Screenings at The Cathay: Programme One

ciNE65 Festival 2019: Film Screenings at The Cathay
Date: Wed, 5 Jun
Time: 1pm - 2.30pm
Free admission, please RSVP here for Programme One. Seating will be on a first-come basis. Please register at the ciNE65 table at LEVEL 6, THE CATHAY.

Join us for a screening of short films curated around the themes of home, community and being Singaporean. The programmes include award-winning local short films and commissioned films from current or earlier ciNE65 editions – a heart-warming selection of films that will delight audiences of all ages.


Dir. Ervin Han / 4.30 min / 2019
Premiere of Ervin Han's Singapore Bicentennial short film.

Timescapes is an anthology of animated short films set against the landscapes of Singapore, produced by local animation studio Robot Playground Media, and directed by Ervin Han. With a large focus on some of Singapore’s heritage sites, the Timescapes anthology is a nostalgic journey and a tribute to significant places. Films screened include:

Erhu by Ervin Han / 5 min / Animation / 2018 / PG
This animated short film takes viewers back to the old days of colonial Singapore, this time in the mid-1800s when emigrants arrived in droves after Singapore became a free port. The story follows the life of a Chinese coolie and erhu player.

The Violin by Ervin Han / 16 min / Animation / 2015 / PG
A young boy receives an old violin as a gift out of kindness from a foreign trader in the 1930s. Over the course of the 16-minute film, the violin graces different stages of Singapore – both figuratively and literally – as we see a young country's landscape change from the bustling 1930s to the dark days of the Japanese Occupation, followed by the sweeping political changes in the 60s that led to its independence and finally, present day.

Rain by Ervin Han / 10 min / Animation / 2017 / PG
A story about solitude, serendipity, and kindness during a late afternoon downpour in the city as two souls try to make their way home.

The Girl & the Cat by Ervin Han / 13 min / Animation / 2017 / PG
A young girl is separated from her mother at a Singaporean night market and meets a cat who brings her deep into the underbelly of the bazaar where fantasy meets reality.

Playgrounds by Ervin Han / 10 min / Animation / 2017 / PG
A look at life's bittersweet simplicity as we follow a boy and a girl from childhood to old age with their years marked by Singapore playgrounds from days gone by.

Little Red Bricks by Ervin Han / 14 min / Animation / 2017 / PG
A friendship that blossomed between bookshelves in a library grows into a life-long love story that would find its way back decades later in search of memories amongst little red bricks. This film is a tribute to the Old National Library Building at Stamford Road, which was demolished in 2004.

Please click here for more details on the other Short Film Programmes screening at The Cathay on 5 June.
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