Perspectives Film Festival 2013: Akanga Showcase

Akanga Film Asia

Akanga is Singapore’s most groundbreaking independent collective. Created in 2005 to support arts activities from filmmaking to theatre, they have produced award-winning projects and are currently developing several feature films. The showcase is a dedication to the work that Akanga has done and its contribution to Singapore film.


Boo Junfeng | 2007 | Singapore | 10 min | English | PG

A boy with a hidden life and a mother desperately trying to reach out. This is a film adaptation of a short play of the same name by Singaporean poet-playwright, Alfian Sa’at.

Boo Junfeng is one of Singapore’s most prolific young filmmakers. His works often center on themes of alienation, kinship, love and sexuality. Junfeng’s debut feature, Sandcastle (2010), was the first Singaporean film to be invited to the International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival.


Yeo Siew Hua | 2012 | Singapore | 6 min | English | Rating TBC

GEZEITENTÜMPEL is a collection of visual poems and questions about the brevity of life and the vastness of time. The film reconstructs the silent images of Philipp Aldrup and enchants it with an original score written and performed by The Observatory.

Yeo Siew Hua’s debut film In the House of Straw (2009) was presented at the 34th Sao Paulo International Film Festival in 2010 and lauded by critics as a significant work of the Singapore New Wave.


K. Rajagopal | 2010 | Singapore | 16 min | English | R21 (Homosexual Content)

Timeless is a visceral experience which disrobes the human condition over three epochs, drawing upon searing images inspired by Francis Bacon’s triptych series. It examines the question: “Time changes but do people change?”, and if people do change, why does HIStory repeat itself?

K. Rajagopal has worked on stage and in film for over fifteen years. As a filmmaker, he won the Singapore International Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize for three consecutive years with I Can’t Sleep Tonight (1995), The Glare (1996) and Absence (1997).

There will be a post-screening panel discussion with Boo Junfeng, Yeo Siew Hua and K. Rajagopal.

Event Timeline
Sat Oct 5, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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National Museum of Singapore (Gallery Theatre)
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93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 Singapore
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