(In dialogue with Adrianna Tan)
29 JUN 2016, WED / 8:00PM / 120 MIN


New Waves: Emerging Voices of Southeast Asian Cinema

New Waves shines a spotlight on young filmmakers who are making waves through the archipelago, forming an emerging community within Southeast Asia. Join them in a series of dialogues with Singaporean artists, writers and curators from different disciplines, as they recollect their entrance into cinema, their unique and personal approaches to utilising film as a mode of expression, and its convergence with other art forms and everyday life. Come participate in these open dialogue sessions to find out more about this emerging community of filmmakers in anticipation of the upcoming 27th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival.

Tan Jingliang: A Place in Displacement
(In dialogue with Adrianna Tan)

Born in Malaysia and now based in Singapore, Tan Jingliang has since completed 5 short films such as the celebrated Transplants (2013) which premiered at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam. Lesser known are her travelogues such as Sri Lanka Diaries and her current work in progress Notes in the Wind, which was recently shot in China. In this session, Tan Jingliang will be joined by nomadic social entrepreneur Adrianna Tan, as they delve into the feeling of displacement which is felt strongly throughout Jingliang’s body of work shot in Singapore and overseas, and also the importance of travel, of wanderlust, and the mobility of a filmmaker as a vessel for experiences. She will also present a film that has deeply influenced her as a filmmaker.

Short Film Screenings:

  • A Tree in Tanjung Malim (Dir: Tan Chui Mui / Malaysia / 2004 / 25min / Mandarin / Rating PG) Note: An excerpt of this film will be screened as part of the dialogue.
  • Open Sky (Dir: Tan Jingliang / Singapore / 2015 / 18min / Mandarin / Rating PG)

Preview Screening:

  • Notes in the Wind (Dir: Tan Jingliang / Singapore / 2016 / Duration TBC / Rating PG)

Tan Jingliang completed her BFA in film at Nanyang Technological University in 2013, where she was supported by the Nanyang Scholarship. Her graduate work The Transplants (2013) premiered at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam and has screened in-competition at the 2015 Vienna Independent Shorts and at the 11th Singapore Short Cuts. She participated in the Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Academy in 2014. Her latest short film Open Sky premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2015.

Andrianna Tan is an entrepeneur and kaypoh dabbler who lives on the road. In her day job, she runs Wobe, a financial company for low income Indonesians, and builds community spaces for girls in India at the Gyanada Foundation. She mostly watches films in languages she doesn't understand, and is also the co-writer on an upcoming comedy show, Meet the Goondus.


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Wed Jun 29, 2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Free Seating (Refundable) $5.00

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Venue Address
*SCAPE Gallery (Level 5), 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978 Singapore
Singapore International Film Festival