Detour wins big at S'pore Short Film Awards
FILM-MAKER Michael Kam, 46, won big at the Singapore Short Film Awards at The Substation on Saturday night.
His seven-minute film Detour, about a taxi driver and his two squabbling sons, won in all four categories it was nominated for - best performance, best script, best director and the top prize for best fiction film, which came with an award of $10,000 worth of post-production from media production house Infinite Studios.
It was one of 20 nominees across 13 categories, including best art direction, best editing and best sound.
Other winners included Ms Natalie Khoo and Ms Teo Qi Yu, both 19 and recent graduates of the School of the Arts, who won in the category of best documentary for their film, On Such And Such A Day, At Such And Such A Time.
The documentary, about Ms Khoo's relationship with her grandmother, also won the award for best cinematography. Both awards came as big surprises for the young film-makers.
"We were quite surprised. We never thought we'd win. The other nominees were great," said Ms Khoo.
A total of 111 films were submitted this year, 70 per cent from student filmmakers.
THE STRAITS TIMES