Forget Hollywood blockbusters – in the spirit of #SGPride, let’s take a moment to appreciate these under-the-radar short films created by the next generation of aspiring filmmakers during the first season of the 20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project. From heartwarming stories of kindness to themes on underlying societal issues, these thought-provoking pieces are sure to inspire.
A story between an autistic youth and a popular role model, I Believe teaches us a precious lesson on love and acceptance as an likely friendship blossoms between the two.
Home for a Heart
Based on a real-life story, Home for a Heart highlights the personal journey of a young girl as she battles her inner demons to overcome addictions and emerge victorious.
After an unfortunate car accident which took away the lives of her parents, a young girl’s life takes a turn for the worse. Love Exists documents her struggles and how she rebuilds her life by drawing strength from her family.
When the Wind Blows
A troubled group of youths are forced to confront their inner fears and come to terms with their emotions when they lose a friend.
When you’ve experienced loss, are you still able to help others in need? Letting Go is about how two people in vastly different life stages teach each other the meaning of love and reconciliation.
Behind every athlete is an entire eco-system of support – from family, peers and teachers. This is a tale of how one overcomes challenges in the pursuit of her dreams.
1% of Happiness
A reluctant volunteer and an old lady at an elderly daycare strike up an unlikely friendship – one that brings them on a journey of self-discovery, changing their perceptions on love, life and friendship.
The path to recovery from addiction can be tumultuous, plagued often with much stigma and a lack of support. Choices is a real-life story of one girl’s journey towards recovery, and how she overcame her personal demons.
Touching on the topic of dementia, this animation film portrays the relationship between a loving, kind-hearted volunteer and her elderly beneficiary who’s struggling to cope with the loss of his child.
Chronicling the ambitions of a B-boy dancer, Windmill follows his journey of overcoming self-doubt in the pursuit of his dreams.
The season season of 20/20: The Temasek Short Film Project is officially underway. If you’re a film enthusiast aged 25 and below, come and be part of the 20/20 experience! Applications are open till 23 July 2017. For more information, head over to www.project20twenty.sg