November 24, 2016
By Thanussha Priyah
Singapore – Home-grown online entertainment channel Viddsee launched a new Singapore Film Channel with the support of the Singapore Film Commission (SFC), part of the Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). This was announced at the opening of the Singapore Media Festival. The channel is dedicated to showcasing diverse and unique stories from home-grown filmmakers. The partnership is part of SFC’s efforts to cultivate greater awareness and appreciation for Singapore films.
Up to 30 short films will be curated for the channel, which will feature works by up and coming student filmmakers such as Tariq Mansor, Lauren Teo and other notable independent filmmakers from Singapore such as Kirsten Tan and Leon Cheo. The works selected for the channel offers a wide variety of genres from documentary (Longest Distance Relationship by Lee Sin Yee), comedy-drama (The Lying Theory by Lauren Teo, and Move out Notice by Leon Cheo), to animation (The Violin by Ervin Han, and Ways of Seeing by Jerrold Chong).