Singapore Chinese Film Festival – Opening Films

Four short films will open the Singapore Chinese Film Festival which will take place from April 29 until May 8, 2022 in Singapore.

The Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2022 will open with the screening of four short films under the name “Chinese Shortcuts: Where is Home? – Where is home? Is it our parents’ hometown that still exists? Is it a place to settle down? Or is it a faraway destination? Four short films from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan tell of the protagonists’ past, present, or upcoming scattered lives”

– Opening Film –

Days is Done by Zhang Dalei – China | 2021 – 24 minutes

A rare visit to grandfather. The sadness of parting is in the air. In Day Is Done, Zhang Dalei picks up where his autobiographically inspired feature debut The Summer Is Gone left off.


The 71st Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)


The Poem of Pakistan by Inderjeet Singh – Hong Kong, Taiwan | 2021 – 25 minutes

Hamid, a young Pakistani in Hong Kong works hard to earn a living as an investment broker. Later, he meets another young Pakistani, who loves Pakistani literature and leads him to reflect on his current way of life.


2021 Kaohsiung Film Festival Asian New Wave Award


My Sister by Pan Ke-yin – Taiwan | 2021 – 25 minutes

On the day before Hsiao-chun’s 18th birthday, she prepares to leave her home for university. A bright future awaits her, but a secret she overhears changes the way she looks at her family. What wish will she make for herself?


2021 Taoyuan Film Festival Taiwan Award Jury Special Prize; Rising Star Award


Can You Hear Me? by Li Nien-Hsiu – Taiwan | 2021 – 37 minutes

Jhong wakes up at home to find himself dead. He watches his wife and children deal with his death while they speak their thoughts over breakfast. Shortly after, absurd incidents begin to happen: Jhong’s son is afraid his mother will be charged with manslaughter; the policeman who comes to help is terrified upon seeing Jhong’s spirit; and Jhong’s wife insists on taking her husband’s corpse for a walk by the riverbank. Though his wife cannot hear a word of what Jhong’s spirit is saying, she can still sense his final wish.


The 27th ifva Awards Special Mention (Asian New Force Category)


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