In Believing, We…: Singapore Short Films in Response to Dave Lim's "The Believers"


In conjunction with The Believers by Dave Lim
Mentored by Ian Teh
Presented as a culmination of the Objectifs Documentary Award 2019 (Emerging Category)

* In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 situation, we will be postponing this screening, dates TBC. Please email us at to be added to the waitlist for this event. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Please note this programme is rated M18. IDs will be checked at the door.

In Believing, We… is a screening of Singapore short films, curated in response to The Believers by Dave Lim. There will be a post-screening discussion with featured filmmakers Adar Ng and Kray Chen.

The Believers is a film about witnessing religious and everyday rituals. It explores the convergences between the secular and spiritual, the ceremonial and the banal. Through observing the emotion, repetition and symbolism that often mark the rituals in our lives, The Believers harkens to a search for comfort, connection and transcendence that traverses different faiths and beliefs, alluding to a complex but common humanity.

The Believers is presented as a culmination of the Objectifs Documentary Award 2019 (Emerging Category).

In Believing, We… programme

My Lady M by Tingerine Liu / 30 min / Rated M18
Spend a day meeting the Chinese millennials who share a love of cakes at Lady M, a New York institution. Meander through their slice-of-life vignettes and dreams of varying flavours, as they navigate the Big Apple.

The Lights Went Out by Adar Ng / 4 min / PG
Pulsating in the stillness of the night, the flickering lights add a new sight to the nightscape in Singapore. When a light malfunctions, it is fixed the following night. The lights in the city never go out — they are always functioning as they should be.

Five Rehearsals of a Wedding by Kray Chen / 28 min / PG
Five Rehearsals of a Wedding upends the elaborate and deeply rooted traditions, rituals and cultural clichés of an average Singaporean Chinese wedding. Through five ‘rehearsals’, visual artist Kray Chen addresses the underlying anxieties and behaviours closely tied to this occasion, rendering the spectacle and grandeur of a wedding into a bittersweet affair.

This programme is supported by the Cultural Matching Fund.

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Thu Apr 16, 2020
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