This November, Singapore will once again be the launch pad for the 2nd edition of A Design Film Festival, featuring a brand new line-up, expanded programme and new collaborations.
Launched at Old School, Singapore last January as the first film festival in Asia dedicated to design, the festival successfully toured to Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Bangkok in 2010.
With 10 Asian premieres and 5 Singapore premieres, the festival is an annual celebration of films dedicated to design, architecture, fashion, technology and its subculture. From the highly anticipated documentary, Yohji Yamamoto: This Is My Dream, an exclusive, intimate film on the notoriously private Japanese fashion design icon, Yohji Yamamoto; to Design The New Business, an intriguing documentary on how design thinking is making big steps in providing solutions to the problems of tomorrow – the Official Selection of 15 films hail from around the world.
Curated by art director and recent winner of the Art Directors Club New York Young Guns 9 award, Felix Ng – the festival is the third collaboration between design think tank, Anonymous and Old School.
A Design Film Festival will run from 03 – 20 November 2011, with 28 screenings of 15 films. It will be held at Sinema, Old School located at 11B Mount Sophia, B1-12, Singapore 228466. On 10 December 2011, the festival partners with entertainment legend, Zouk to present a live screening of R.fm Cinema at ZoukOut 2011.
Ticket prices range from S$8 – S$12 with no booking fees this year. Tickets can be purchased through the festival’s official website or at the office of Anonymous Pte Ltd.
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?
This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.
Now available online on their website, as a free download.
This year, TUDOR is giving a new dimension to the Grantour line, its collection devoted to passion for motor sports, by redesigning its Grantour Date and Grantour Chrono models and introducing a new model : the Grantour Chrono Fly-Back. This most recent addition to the collection allows consecutive time intervals to be measured rapidly thanks to its on the fly chronograph reset and instant restart functions
Burger King Singapore is running “Never Chicken Out”, an advertising campaign spoofing videos well known to the Singapore public and calling for user entries via Facebook. The campaign, online at YouTube and Facebook, promotes eight new Burger King chicken products, and invites viewers to submit “Never Chicken Out” stories to win a Microsoft XBOX 360 with Kinect bundle.
See the rest of the videos here.
The following television commercial made by Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan for Taiwan’s TC Bank (大眾銀行) accumulated over 450k views on popular mainland China video sharing website Youku less than two days after it was uploaded. Based on a real story, a group of old men decide to revisit their motorcycling youth after one of their own passes away.
See the other plot of the same series below.
He’s gone, but I still think of him. What he left behind evokes memories of his touch, his smell. I am torn between remembering him and forgetting him.
Singapore’s first and only submission to the fashion film competition organized by ASVOFF3 and Tavi on Talenthouse.com.
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