SINGAPORE – Animated films won big in the student category at the National Youth Film Awards, held on Saturday (July 24). Themed “New Dawn, New Beginnings”, the seventh edition of the awards aimed to celebrate resilience in a post-Covid-19 world. The broadcast was hosted on Facebook Live for the second year in a row, following phase two (heightened alert) restrictions. The awards received 330 submissions, with 56 films nominated for 22 prizes. Some of the entries were filmed entirely at home. Fresh off a win last year for her film Sexy Sushi, Lasalle College of the Arts graduate Calleen Koh raked in the accolades for her animation To Kill The Birds And The Bees. It weaves together three separate stories of four Singaporeans encountering sexual situations through their day. It won Best Art Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Original Music. Koh, 22, says: “The stigma surrounding sex and sex education in Singapore is a topic I have wanted to explore for some time now as a lack of knowledge of these topics may prove detrimental for many. “The animation medium allowed me to do this with an element of unhindered surrealism.” She graduated this year and is now an animator… Read full this story
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