Esplanade Presents


Short films from Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Film & Media Studies


27 Apr 2023, Thu, 6.45pm & 7.45pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Created by students and recent graduates of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies, this showcase features films that explore human relationships and daily life, alongside quirky new imaginings and fantastical new worlds.


6.45pm - 7.15pm


How do we define family? What are the building blocks of human relationships? Explore themes of relationships, sacrifice and parenthood.


Pong (2022)

Director: Prashan s/o Elanjelian

Producer: Chua Anbel

Language: English, Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Film Rating: PG

Mahjong is not just a game for gamblers—Pong shows how this classic game helps to create a bond between an isolated elderly person and a youth volunteer during the dreadful days of COVID lockdown.


From +65, With Love (2022)

Director: Xie Quang Long
Writer: Yang Xin Yi
Producer: Avril Ang
Language: English, Tagalog
Subtitles: English
Film Rating: PG

In search of a better tomorrow, a single mother leaves her family behind to serve as a maid in a distant land.


Red Thread 红线 (2022)

Director: Lynn Sim

Writers: Deyan Lo, Lynn Sim

Producer: Yu Xin Xing

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Film Rating: PG

Red Thread is a cathartic documentary exploring the aftermath of vulnerability between an adoptive mother and son, painting an emotionally complex portrait of sacrifices and secrets.



7.45pm - 8.15pm


Wacky, fantastical and sometimes odd, these two films will take you on adventures into new worlds.


Pete & Dave To The Rescue (2022)

Directors: Teng Wei Heng Mario, Tan En Dian

Writer: Teng Wei Heng Mario

Producer: Tan En Dian

Lead Animators: Tan En Dian, Schyler Tan Jun Kai

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Film Rating: PG

In a galaxy far, far away, a village idiot and his reluctant buddy embark on a foolhardy quest to rescue a workplace crush before she falls into enemy hands.


My Human (2022)

Director: Vegas Lee

Writer: Rachelle Lee

Producer: Grace Eu

Language: Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Film Rating: PG

A fan ruminates on its existence in the room of a man who collects sounds from objects in this idiosyncratic film.


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: Various Languages
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Film & Media Studies


The School of Film & Media Studies is the first school in Singapore to offer diplomas in Mass Communication (MCM) and Film, Sound & Video (FSV). Its latest offering is the Media Post-Production course. Graduates include prominent filmmakers such as Anthony Chen, Boo Junfeng, Kirsten Tan and Yeo Siew Hua. This evening’s showcase of films includes recent works made by students and recent graduates from the FSV and MCM diplomas.

Date & Time

27 Apr 2023, Thu


Esplanade Concourse
Pong, From +65, With Love, Red Thread 红线


Esplanade Concourse
Pete & Dave To The Rescue, My Human

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