Oct Screenings

Posted in New Titles, News, Screenings by being on September 27, 2010

Maybe She Loves Everyone by Wesley Leon Aroozoo

Four screenings happened in Sep. Three of Sherman’s films: Memories of a Burning Tree, Tickets and When the End of Winter Is Almost Spring (international premiere) were showcased at the Montreal World Film Festival 2010, ranked 5th in the world in terms of audience attendance. White Days by Lei Yuan Bin was also screened as part of the Singapore Film Festival in Melbourne.

In Oct, you can catch the following screenings if you are in Tokyo, Hawaii, Berlin, Mumbai and Jihlava. We are most glad to hear from our audience. So if you happened to have watched any of our films and would like to share your thoughts, please write to us!

1. Memories of a Burning Tree by Sherman Ong and Red Dragonflies by Liao Jiekai will compete for the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival.

Memories of a Burning Tree:

10/23 12:00pm Cinemart Roppongi SCREEN1 (Director in attendance)
10/26 16:15 TOHO CINEMAS ROPPONGI HILLS SCREEN2 (Director in attendance)

Red Dragonflies:
10/26 11:00am TOHO CINEMAS ROPPONGI HILLS SCREEN1 (Director and actress in attendance)
10/29 19:50 Cinemart Roppongi SCREEN1 (Director and actress in attendance)

2. Red Dragonflies by Liao Jiekai and Tickets (short film) by Sherman Ong will screen at the 30th Hawaii International Film Festival.

Red Dragonflies
20 Oct 5:30 PM  Dole Cannery A

15 Oct 5:30 PM  Dole Cannery E

3. White Days by Lei Yuan Bin will compete for the Green Chilies Awards at the Asian Hot Shots Berlin (20-24th Oct 2010).  (Director in attendance)

One Day In June (short film) by Daniel Hui will screen together with White Days. Mickey and Peep by Wesley Leon Aroozoo will also screen in the Singapore Hot Shots Programme and the Experimental Shorts Programme respectively.

Yuan Bin and Wesley’s attendance at the Asian Hot Shots Berlin is supported by the Singapore Film Commission Travel Assistance Programme.

4. Memories of a Burning Tree by Sherman Ong will compete in the World Cinema section at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival (21-28 October 2010).

5. Kissing Faces and Maybe She Loves Everyone will both screen at the 1st Doi Saket International Film Festival in Chiangmai from the 23rd-30th October.

6. Flooding in the Time of Drought by Sherman Ong will screen at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic (26-31 Oct 2010).


Lai Weijie & Elizabeth Wijaya’s I Have Loved

Posted in New Titles, News, Upcoming Projects by Daniel Hui on September 1, 2010

The latest 13 Little Pictures feature – I Have Loved by Lai Weijie and Elizabeth Wijaya – has wrapped production in Siem Reap. It is currently undergoing post-production. Here are some stills to whet your appetite!

I Have Loved; Lai Weijie & Elizabeth Wijaya 2010

I Have Loved; Lai Weijie & Elizabeth Wijaya 2010

13 Little Pictures at 6th Singapore Short Film Festival

Posted in New Titles, News, Screenings by Daniel Hui on August 27, 2010

Rumah Sendiri; Daniel Hui with Ni Luh Sri Suyanti 2010

More 13 Little Pictures short film screenings in Singapore! This time, Sherman Ong and I (Daniel Hui) are showcasing our new short films in the 6th Singapore Short Film Festival, curated by the Substation in Singapore. The Substation has traditionally been a home for discovering new works. We are extremely excited to be screening our films here!

Tickets; Sherman Ong 2010

The films we will be screening are Sayang (Daniel Hui), Rumah Sendiri (Daniel Hui with Ni Luh Sri Suyanti) & Tickets (Sherman Ong), the latter two of which are part of the S-Express Singapore, a traveling film program that would tour the regional festival circuit. Do look out for these films in your country!

Here are some information on the films:

Sayang (29 August 4pm):

A personal rumination on love and loss, using the images and sounds of famous movies. Just as, in movies, we see through another’s eyes, hear through another’s ears, this film stands as an experiment to see if we could also speak through another’s mouth.

Rumah Sendiri (5 September 8.15pm):

A Balinese housemaid works in a home that is not her own. She is the invisible class in Singapore, an unseen population for whom the land is merely transitory. In part a reaction to Eric Khoo’s No Day Off (2006), the film is a collaborative effort whose aim is for you to simply look at her—because, after all, choosing what to see and listen to remains the most political act we do every day.

Tickets (5 September 8.15pm):

This film centres on Xiao Jing, a ticket seller in an old cinema in Singapore. Coming from China to study acting in Singapore, her ambition is to break into the Singapore film industry as an actress.

We’ll be seeing you there!

Wesley Leon Aroozoo’s Mickey in Hong Kong & Bangkok

Posted in New Titles, News, Screenings by Daniel Hui on August 26, 2010

Mickey; Wesley Leon Aroozoo 2010

Hello friends! Wesley have informed me that his new short film, Mickey, will be screening at the 6th InDPanda International Short Film Festival in Hong Kong, before going to screen at the World Film Festival Bangkok in November.

The film will be screened on 28 August at 2pm in InDPanda, under the category “Torn Between Love and Lost.” Do look out for it on the schedule!

Here is the synopsis from the schedule:

An experiment about science and love. Mickey is a film that juxtaposes scientific experiments on lab rats to the mechanical complexity of human love.

We will be updating our friends in Bangkok regarding its screening times soon. Stay tuned!

When The End Of Winter Is Almost Spring

Posted in New Titles, Screenings by being on June 3, 2010

Fresh from the oven: When The End Of Winter Is Almost Spring directed by Sherman Ong and lensed by Lei Yuan Bin, a dance film for the Singapore Arts Festival 2010.

Screening details: 1pm, 5 Jun Cathay Cineplex Hall5, Handy Rd

More info: http://objectifs.com.sg/artsfest/dance/index.html

Great coverage behind the scenes: http://natnemsej.blogspot.com/2010/04/3-years-to-mountain.html

The wonderful stills by han

13 Little Pictures in Hong Kong

Posted in New Titles, News, Screenings, Upcoming Projects by being on March 7, 2010

It was in Hong Kong last year that 13 Little Pictures first presented our first films. This year we returned with two new feature films in official selection in the Hong Kong International Film Festival and a project selected for the highly competitive Hong Kong Asia Financing Film Forum (HAF). So there’ll be quite a contingent of us there.

At the film festival, 13 Little Pictures will be presenting the completed feature-length films: MEMORIES OF A BURNING TREE by Sherman Ong and RED DRAGONFLIES by Liao Jiekai.  This will be the Asian premiere of Sherman’s film and the world premiere for first-time filmmaker, Liao Jiekai. The latter will be competing for the FIPRESCI critics prize.

MEMORIES OF A BURNING TREE is a road movie set in Tanzania and the first Singapore feature film shot on the digital SLR camera. The title of RED DRAGONFLIES is taken from an iconic song by The Little Tigers (小虎隊) and uses the flight of the red dragonfly as a childhood metaphor for the process of growing up and pursuit of dreams.

Their films will screen in the Indie Power section alongside SHE, A CHINESE (winner of Locarno International Film Festival) and MUNDANE HISTORY (winner of International Film Festival of Rotterdam). Another Singapore film, THE BLUE MANSIONS by Glen Goei will be presented in the Global Visions section of the festival.

MEMORIES OF A BURNING TREE by Sherman Ong >> tickets

28 Mar 2010 at 4:00 PM at UA Cityplaza (meet the filmmaker)
03 Apr 2010 at 9:30 PM at UA Langham Place

RED DRAGONFLIES by Liao Jiekai >> tickets

25 Mar 2010 at 7:15 PM at UA Cityplaza (meet the filmmaker, cast and crew)
03 Apr 2010 at 7:15 PM at Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall

THE BLUE  MANSIONS by Glen Goei >> tickets
23 Mar 2010 at 9:30 PM at UA Cityplaza (meet the filmmaker)
26 Mar 2010 at 5:30 PM at UA Times Square

Widely recognised as one of the most important film-financing platforms in Asia, the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) this year selects only 25 Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects to Hong Kong. One of them is BETOK, a project in development at 13 Little Pictures. A romance between a non-Muslim Chinese man and a Muslim Chinese woman set in Malaysia, BETOK plots the tensions between the different ethnic, religious and political groups that share this nation.

Two other Singapore projects have also been chosen: THE ARRIVAL by Tan Pin Pin and  CHANG AND ENG by Ekachai. Other projects are by Leon Dai (Golden Horse Best Film winner of NO PUEDO VIVIR SIN TI) and Teddy CHEN, director of BODYGUARDS AND ASSASINS.

This will also be my first time attending the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, the Oscars of Asia, as one of the jury members. Whereas more people might know of the Golden Horse, that only caters to Chinese language films, the Asian Film Awards covers Korea, Japan and also India and middle east. Let’s walk the red carpet together!

Date: 28 Mar 2010Meet the audience session
Time: 4:00 PM
Code: 28UC3M3
Venue: UA Cityplaza
Date: 03 Apr 2010
Time: 9:30 PM
Code: 03UL4E2
Venue: UA Langham Place

Making of Memories

Posted in New Titles, News by being on November 30, 2009

Another feature film completed shoot and is now in post. Commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam as part of the Forget Africa Project, Memories of a Burning Tree is conceived and directed by Sherman, shot in Tanzania, with the collaboration of the local filmmakers. Memories is supported by Canon Singapore.

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009

Posted in New Titles, Screenings by being on March 12, 2009

Two films will make their world premieres and compete at the Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009: Flooding In The Time Of Drought by Sherman Ong and White Days by Lei Yuan Bin.

Screenings of Flooding In The Time Of Drought (In Competition: Asian Digital Competition)
Date:     29 Mar 2009
Time:     10:30 AM
Venue:     HK Space Museum Lecture Hall

Date:     05 Apr 2009
Time:     2:30 PM
Venue:     HK Arts Centre Agnès b. CINEMA!

Screenings of White Days (In Competition: Fipresci Award)
Date:      29 Mar 2009
Time:     12:15 PM
Venue:     UA Cityplaza

Date:     01 Apr 2009
Time:     7:30 PM
Venue:     UA Langham Place