Date: 28 Feb - 6 Mar 2011
Time: 4 - 10.30 pm (weekdays) . 12pm - 10.30 pm (weekends)
Venue: The Substation - Random Room and Foyer (located at the ground floor)
Visitors can own copies of the various posters for a small contribution to the filmmakers.
“I once told a friend I wanted to put up an exhibition of about 100 posters of Singapore films over the last 5 years perhaps. The first thing she said was Singapore got so many films meh?’’
Jeremy Sing, founder of SINdie, a key online site on Singapore films
Something has to be done to educate people like her. Singapore has at least 100 practising filmmakers and about 50 who are actively making films at the moment. Most people in Singapore would only know a handful of names.
We thought about a platform to get the public to know some of the lesser-known filmmakers who are producing quality work. MISE EN SIN, the first-ever film poster exhibition of Singapore films would be that platform.
For the first time in Singapore, the public will get to view over 100 film posters from the last 5 years, from about 60 Singapore filmmakers. Singapore has indeed seen some truly exciting works from film festival favourites like Ah Ma and Here to culturally-significant genre-benders like 881 and Lucky 7. These posters are a visual testament to the to the very eager filmmaking movement here. The only precedent to an exhibition of this nature could possibly be the posters from the era of films from the Cathay and Shaw Brothers Studios, which have been displayed occasionally to the public. We hope Mise En SIN will open up a new branch of film appreciation in Singapore, that of poster art.
MISE EN SIN is organised by SINdie, the only online site in Singapore fully dedicated to Singapore independent films and filmmakers. It is held in conjunction with the Singapore Short Film Awards at the Substation between 28 February to 6 March 2011. The Singapore Short Film Awards is co-organised by The Substation and Objectifs.
About Samuel Seow Law Corporation
Samuel Seow Law Corporation is a full-service law practice based in Singapore. Boasting one of the busiest Media & Entertainment practice groups in Singapore, the Corporation has been consistently ranked as one of the top law firms in its areas of expertise in the prestigious “Asia Pacific Legal 500”. Mr. Samuel Seow, Singapore’s “celebrity lawyer” and Managing Director of the corporation, has been ranked consistently as a “leading individual” in the same publication. Reflecting its corporate social responsibility, the corporation has also been awarded the National Arts Council’s Patron of the Arts Award for the past few years.
Passion, dynamism and care sets apart the corporation’s lawyers and professionals who strive to recognise the uniqueness of each client and seek always to employ sound and cost-effective legal solutions to ensure relevance and most effective legal support. The corporation has expanded its reach to Malaysia in the last 2 years, and is presently associated with the Kuala Lumpur-based legal firm, Seow & Associates, which provides legal services to some of the most exciting media businesses there.