Scream Singapore Film Festival
The second edition of Scream Asia 2019 will run in late October 2019, carrying a slate of horror film titles, masterclass, as well as a horror short film competition, organised by mm2 Entertainment and Cathay Cineplexes.
Scream Asia Horror Short Film Competition aims to develop the region’s film industry by providing a platform for up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their talents through directing a horror short film. The short films will be judged by renowned regional film directors and programmer. One of the Top 3 directors will be selected by mm2 Entertainment to develop a feature film.
Also, Scream Asia is proud to bring back its Masterclass and Horror Film Screenings. Taiwanese filmmaker Giddens Ko, the director behind modern horror classic Mon Mon Mon Monsters ( 2017) will share personal experience of horror filmmaking over a 3-hour session. After the session, there will also be a screening of Giddens’ Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) with the director himself in attendance.
Last but not least, we will be screening a slate of international horror films. We can guarantee that every film will keep you at the edge of your seat and up at night. Stay tuned for our programme lineup and join us at The Cathay while tickets are available!
Eric Khoo (Singapore)
Award winning filmmaker and Cultural Medallion recipient Eric Khoo who helms Zhao Wei Films has been credited for reviving the Singapore film industry and for putting Singapore onto the International film map in 1995. He was the first Singaporean to have his films invited to major film festivals such as Toronto, Busan, Berlin, Telluride, Venice and Cannes. Together with 12 Storeys’ co-writer James Toh and actress Lucilla Teoh, he also wrote a White Paper which resulted in the formation of the Singapore Film Commission. Besides his filmmaking achievements, Khoo has produced several award-winning films including “15” (2003) and “Apprentice” (2016).
“Be With Me” opened the Directors Fortnight in Cannes 2005 and “My Magic”, his fourth feature was nominated for the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2008. Khoo has been profiled in Phaidon Books, Take 100 the future of Film – 100 New directors. The Pompidou Centre in Paris held an Eric Khoo film retrospective and he served as President of the Jury at The Locarno International Film Festival in 2010. The following year, he released his first animated feature, “Tatsumi”, which was invited to the 64th Cannes Film Festival and made its North American premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In 2012 Khoo headed the juries at Asian Film Awards, Rotterdam International Film Festival and in 2013 the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. He was invited to be on the official Cannes, short film competition jury in 2017. In 2018, Eric is the showrunner for “Folklore” a HBO Originals series Asia.
Annie Lee, Erika Prakash, Eugene Lee, Fion Tee, Gary Goh, Hazel Wong, Ho Weng Kay, Kelvin Mun, Lai Junjie, Ottylia Liu, Sim Wee Boon, Timothy Law