Awards: Call for entries – Viddsee’s Fourth Juree Awards Singapore now open with new award category added

Deadline for entry is Jul 12; Shortlisted entries will be announced on Sep 6; Audience voting will take place Sep 6 to 20 and the Award winners will be announced on Oct 22. New LifeSG Award category created in partnership with GovTech

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SINGAPORE – The fourth Viddsee Juree Awards (Singapore Edition) is now open until midnight, July 12. Juree Awards Singapore welcomes all genres of short films including documentary,  animation, thriller, or hybrid. Filmmakers, storytellers, and content producers are invited to submit their short films completed after Jan 1, 2020. 

This year’s Juree Awards includes a new category, the LifeSG Award, created in partnership with the  Government Technology Agency (GovTech). The award hopes to uncover inspiring stories of how everyday technology plays a role in shaping and influencing Singaporeans in their key life moments from graduation to adulthood, receiving their first job offer or paycheck, experiencing parenthood, reaching retirement, and beyond.  

Key Dates 

  • Call for Entries: Deadline for submission is Midnight, July 12 
  • Shortlist of Entries: To be announced on Sept. 6
  • Audience Voting: From Sep. 6 to Sep. 20
  • Finalists Announced: To be announced on Oct, 22

More details on film submissions and requirements can be found at  www.viddsee.com/c/jureesg

Award Prizes 

Participants stand a chance to win prizes worth more than SGD$28,000 in cash and merchandise  through the following categories:  

  • Gold Award (1 winner) 
  • Silver Award (1 winner) 
  • LifeSG Awards (5 winners) 
  • Audience Choice Award (1 winner) 
  • Audience Choice (1 winner) 

This year’s Gold and Silver Award winners will be selected by an international judge panel comprising  Samuel Jamier, Executive Director of the New York Asian Film Festival; award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Wee Li Lin; and Takashi Homma, managing director of Sapporo International Short Film  Festival & Market. The five LifeSG Award winners will be selected by a panel including Singaporean filmmaker and producer, Kenny Tan from Viddsee Studios and two representatives from GovTech. 

The public can watch shortlisted films and participate in the Awards by casting their vote for their favorite films for the Audience Choice Awards. The winner will then be decided based on the film that receives the most number of votes during the audience voting period. More details will be released at a  later date.  

Previous winners of the Viddsee Juree Awards Singapore Edition include Ler Jiyuan, whose winning film  ‘The Drum’ became an inspiration for his HBO series ‘Invisible Stories’; Eva Tang, who was previously selected in Berlinale Talents, Taipei Golden Horse Film Academy, and TorinoFilmLab; and Clarisse Chua,  whose animated short ‘The Kitchlets’ won the Gold at last year’s third Juree Awards (Singapore Edition). 

For more information on the fourth Viddsee Juree Awards (Singapore Edition), please visit https://www.viddsee.com/c/juree-singapore-2021.

About Juree 

Viddsee Juree Awards (‘Juree’) is an annual film festival celebrating the best short films from Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. In each edition, the top entries are reviewed by a panel of international judges, who will then handpick the winners. During the festival, Viddsee hosts thematic film screenings,  and promotes out-of-competition entries and finalists to our audiences. Juree is part of Viddsee’s  commitment to grow a network of storytellers, to support local film communities, and to inspire a new  generation of storytellers across Asia.

Entries for the first edition of Viddsee Juree Awards Luzon 2021 has been shortlisted and is presented here: https://www.viddsee.com/channel/juree/luzon2021 

Entries for the first edition of Viddsee Juree Awards Visayas & Mindanao 2021 has been shortlisted and  is presented here: https://www.viddsee.com/channel/juree/visayasmindanao2021

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