FEATURE FILMS

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Panel Conversation Pairing: COVID-19 And Navigating Its Demands Of Change

LAND OF NOT KNOWING

In this bold new experimental documentary, four artists talk about suicide: the role the recurring thought has played in their life and art, the struggle to understand and overcome the impulse, and the ongoing…

Panel Conversation Pairing: Suicide: Can Talk Or Not?

MY SKINNY SISTER

Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal.

Panel Conversation Pairing: How Eating Disorders Affect An Individual And Their Family

HAPPINESS / 幸運是我

No angel, a young man’s life changes when he takes an elderly stranger’s spare room and soon finds himself caring for her as she develops dementia. What follows is a poignant and heart-warming story.

Panel Conversation Pairing: Building A Dementia-Inclusive Society

LITTLE TICKLES/LES CHATOUILLES

Odette is 8 years old, she likes to paint and laugh. Of course, she trusts adults, why would she be afraid of her parent’s friend? Why would she refuse to play “little tickles” with him? Odette doesn’t say anything, no one would believe her.

Panel Conversation Pairing: The Shadow Of Childhood Trauma

GUANG / 光

Wen Guang (Kyo Chen) is a young man who is autistic, he cannot focus and struggles to socialize with other people. His younger brother (Ernest Chong) wants him to look for a job so they can share their burden.

Panel Conversation Pairing: Caregiving For Persons With Special Needs

BEAUTIFUL BOY

Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic’s addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father does whatever he can to save his son and…

Panel Conversation Pairing: Addiction Recovery: A Journey Beyond The Individual

FREEDOM WRITERS

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Panel Conversation Pairing: COVID-19: A Pandemic Of Inequality?

THOSE WHO WORK / CEUX QUI TRAVAILLNET

Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he’s on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies…

Panel Conversation Pairing: Mental Health At The Workplace

PANEL CONVERSATIONS

In this panel conversation, we gather individuals from different walks of life as we look back at the impacts of the pandemic and examine the ‘How’s to recovering and thriving post-COVID. As we hear and get encouraged by…

Feature Film Pairing: Sorry We Missed You

In this panel conversation, we will explore at what goes on in the mind of an individual contemplating suicide, and learn about possible signs and symptoms. We will also share ways in which we can reach out to suicidal individuals…

Feature Film Pairing: Land of Not Knowing

In this panel conversation, we will discuss with mental health professionals to better understand the various types of eating disorders, their diagnosis, symptoms, and how they impact each individual differently. We will also address…

Feature Film Pairing: My Skinny Sister

As part of the panel conversation, we invite you to explore the ways where we can contribute to this vision – both at the individual and community level. We will also discuss the economic, political and social challenges Singapore faces in its…

Feature Film Pairing: Happiness / 幸運是我

In this panel conversation, we will share about the various forms of trauma and how they are diagnosed clinically. We will examine the social construction of “trauma” (especially in today’s digital age) and understand its potential…

Feature Film Pairing: Little Tickles/Les Chatouilles

In this panel conversation, we will better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on caregivers for persons with special needs, and share practical ways to mitigate caregivers’ strain. We will also be sharing tips on what caregivers can do to…

Feature Film Pairing: Guang / 光

In this panel conversation, we will learn about the effects of addiction – one which extends beyond the individual to their surrounding network. We will also learn to see addiction as a biological, psychological, and social disease that is…

Feature Film Pairing: Beautiful Boy

Does the pandemic present an opportunity to address inequality? Or does it further deepen existing vulnerabilities? In this panel conversation, we will adopt a systemic approach to analysing the pandemic…

Feature Film Pairing: Freedom Writers

COVID-19 and its demands for innovation have provided us with an invaluable opportunity to re-think work and mental health. In this panel conversation, we will explore what businesses (whether as employees…

Feature Film Pairing: Those Who Work / Ceux Qui Travaillent

SHORT FILMS

SMHFF SYFC

BEST OVERALL FILM

The Best Impact Film of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition will only be announced on the VIP Night, 17th May 2021. This short film will be available with the screening of Freedom Writers.

For more information: https://smhff.com/youthcompetition2021

Feature Film Pairing: Sorry We Missed You

WE ARE ALL HERE

When Glasgow rapper Lumo takes his own life aged 21, it sends shockwaves through the Scottish hip hop community. As his family and friends struggle to make sense of his death, they uncover hidden clues in the lyrics and video…

Feature Film Pairing: The Land of Not Knowing

WHEN MIRRORS HAD MEANING

When Mirrors Had Meaning is a visually searing experience of 70 year old, Krishnan setting him off on a journey in search of his distant memory, leaving behind a letter to his family. Upon her return, his daughter, Priya finds the…

Feature Film Pairing: My Skinny Sister / Min Lilla Syster

SMHFF SFYC

BEST IMPACT FILM

The Best Impact Film of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition will only be announced on the VIP Night, 17th May 2021. This short film will be available with the screening of Freedom Writers.

For more information: https://smhff.com/youthcompetition2021

Feature Film Pairing: Happiness

KAERU

“Kaeru” is a 2D animated short about a darkroom photographer named Mitsuko who struggles with self-doubt. Made by students at San Jose State University.

Feature Film Pairing: Little Tickles / Les Chatouilles

EMIT

At the doctor’s office, Emit is surrounded by cold and indifferent onlookers. He tries, but fails to pay attention to the seemingly redundant questions being fired at him. Frustrated by this unsympathetic crowd, Emit seeks…

Feature Film Pairing: Freedom Writers

BOX OFFICE SMASH

The story of Office Man, who works in a box. He seems content fulfilling the requirements of his daily routine, until a computer error changes everything.

Feature Film Pairing: Those Who Work / Ceux Qui Travaillnet

LITTLE STARS

Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these youngsters are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in…

Feature Film Pairing: Guang

SKOGAFOSS

While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.

Feature Film Pairing: Beautiful Boy

PANEL CONVERSATIONS

In this panel conversation, we gather individuals from different walks of life as we look back at the impacts of the pandemic and examine the ‘How’s to recovering and thriving post-COVID. As we hear and get encouraged by…

Feature Film Pairing: Sorry We Missed You

In this panel conversation, we will explore at what goes on in the mind of an individual contemplating suicide, and learn about possible signs and symptoms. We will also share ways in which we can reach out to suicidal individuals…

Feature Film Pairing: Land of Not Knowing

In this panel conversation, we will discuss with mental health professionals to better understand the various types of eating disorders, their diagnosis, symptoms, and how they impact each individual differently. We will also address…

Feature Film Pairing: My Skinny Sister

As part of the panel conversation, we invite you to explore the ways where we can contribute to this vision – both at the individual and community level. We will also discuss the economic, political and social challenges Singapore faces in its…

Feature Film Pairing: Happiness / 幸運是我

In this panel conversation, we will share about the various forms of trauma and how they are diagnosed clinically. We will examine the social construction of “trauma” (especially in today’s digital age) and understand its potential…

Feature Film Pairing: Little Tickles/Les Chatouilles

In this panel conversation, we will better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on caregivers for persons with special needs, and share practical ways to mitigate caregivers’ strain. We will also be sharing tips on what caregivers can do to…

Feature Film Pairing: Guang / 光

In this panel conversation, we will learn about the effects of addiction – one which extends beyond the individual to their surrounding network. We will also learn to see addiction as a biological, psychological, and social disease that is…

Feature Film Pairing: Beautiful Boy

Does the pandemic present an opportunity to address inequality? Or does it further deepen existing vulnerabilities? In this panel conversation, we will adopt a systemic approach to analysing the pandemic…

Feature Film Pairing: Freedom Writers

COVID-19 and its demands for innovation have provided us with an invaluable opportunity to re-think work and mental health. In this panel conversation, we will explore what businesses (whether as employees…

Feature Film Pairing: Those Who Work / Ceux Qui Travaillent

SHORT FILMS

BEST OVERALL FILM

The Best Overall Film of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition will only be announced on the VIP Night, 22nd May 2021. This short film will be available with the screening of Sorry We Missed You.

For more information: http://bit.ly/SMHFF2020_YouthCompetition

Feature Film Pairing: Sorry We Missed You

WE ARE ALL HERE

When Glasgow rapper Lumo takes his own life aged 21, it sends shockwaves through the Scottish hip hop community. As his family and friends struggle to make sense of his death, they uncover hidden clues in the lyrics and video…

Feature Film Pairing: The Land of Not Knowing

WHEN MIRRORS HAD MEANING

When Mirrors Had Meaning is a visually searing experience of 70 year old, Krishnan setting him off on a journey in search of his distant memory, leaving behind a letter to his family. Upon her return, his daughter, Priya finds the…

Feature Film Pairing: My Skinny Sister / Min Lilla Syster

BEST IMPACT FILM

The Best Impact Film of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition will only be announced on the VIP Night, 22nd May 2021. This short film will be available with the screening of Freedom Writers.

For more information: http://bit.ly/SMHFF2020_YouthCompetition

Feature Film Pairing: Happiness

KAERU

“Kaeru” is a 2D animated short about a darkroom photographer named Mitsuko who struggles with self-doubt. Made by students at San Jose State University.

Feature Film Pairing: Little Tickles / Les Chatouilles

EMIT

At the doctor’s office, Emit is surrounded by cold and indifferent onlookers. He tries, but fails to pay attention to the seemingly redundant questions being fired at him. Frustrated by this unsympathetic crowd, Emit seeks…

Feature Film Pairing: Freedom Writers

WINNING FILM

The selected Finalist Film of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition will only be announced on the VIP Night, 22nd May 2021. This short film will be available with the screening of Freedom Writers.

For more information: https://smhff.com/youthcompetition2021

Feature Film Pairing: Those Who Work / Ceux Qui Travaillnet

LITTLE STARS

Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these youngsters are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in…

Feature Film Pairing: Guang

SKOGAFOSS

While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.

Feature Film Pairing: Beautiful Boy

FEATURE FILMS

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Panel Conversation Pairing: COVID-19 and Navigating its Demands of Change

LAND OF NOT KNOWING

In this bold new experimental documentary, four artists talk about suicide: the role the recurring thought has played in their life and art, the struggle to understand and overcome the impulse, and the ongoing…

Panel Conversation Pairing: Suicide: Can talk or not?

MY SKINNY SISTER

The workshop will begin with National Gallery Singapore’s Chua Soo Bin: Truths & Legends exhibition (City Hall Wing, Level 4, Wu Guanzhong Gallery) and participants will reconvene in the workshop space to…

Panel Conversation Pairing: How Eating Disorder affects an individual and their family

HAPPINESS / 幸運是我

No angel, a young man’s life changes when he takes an elderly stranger’s spare room and soon finds himself caring for her as she develops dementia. What follows is a poignant and heart-warming story.

Panel Conversation Pairing: Building a Dementia-inclusive Society

LITTLE TICKLES/LES CHATOUILLES

Odette is 8 years old, she likes to paint and laugh. Of course, she trusts adults, why would she be afraid of her parent’s friend? Why would she refuse to play “little tickles” with him? Odette doesn’t say anything, no one would believe her.

Panel Conversation Pairing: The Shadow of Childhood Trauma

GUANG / 光

Wen Guang (Kyo Chen) is a young man who is autistic, he cannot focus and struggles to socialize with other people. His younger brother (Ernest Chong) wants him to look for a job so they can share their burden.

Panel Conversation Pairing: Caregiving for Persons with Special Needs

BEAUTIFUL BOY

Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic’s addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father does whatever he can to save his son and…

Panel Conversation Pairing: Addiction Recovery: A journey beyond the individual

FREEDOM WRITERS

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Panel Conversation Pairing: COVID-19: A Pandemic of Inequality?

THOSE WHO WORK / CEUX QUI TRAVAILLNET

Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he’s on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies…

Panel Conversation Pairing: Mental Health at the Workplace