19 October 2010

Sherman Ong featured at [SIN]efest

Tickets by Sherman Ong has been selected for the 5th edition of PROJECT: slingSHORT. This year's screening of PROJECT: slingSHORT will be part of [SIN]efest - UK's largest Singapore film festival.

Sherman is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and educator. Straddling fiction and documentary, his films were exhibited in Europe, US, Brazil and Asia and have won awards in Hong Kong, Greece, Italy, Indonesia and Malaysia. He is an alumnus of the 1st Berlinale Talent Campus 2003 and has premiered works at Rotterdam Intl Film Festival, Int'l Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, International Electronic Art Festival VideoBrasil and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

He was a jury at the La Cittadella del Corto Intl Short Film Festival, Italy 2004, Substation Reel Revolution 2006, mentor for the Panasonic Digital Filmmaking Competition 2006 and jury for Singapore International Short Film Festival 2008. He is an Associate Artist of the Substation and has conducted workshops in Singapore at Objectifs Centre for Filmmaking and Photography, Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore National/History Museum, and in Cambodia together with Antoine d'Agata (Magnum) for young Asian photographers.

He has participated in photo-media group exhibition to Singapore, Melbourne, Jakarta, Hanoi, Stuttgart and Berlin under the Goethe Institut ArtConneXions Project (www.goethe.de/artconneXions). He had solo exhibitions in Amsterdam and in the Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia, and group exhibitions in Noorderlicht Int'l Photo Festival, Netherlands, Aranjuez, Spain. In 2007, he is exhibited works at a Biennale on the Tropics in Brazil, PhotoQuai Musee du Quai Branly Paris, Singapore Art Show, and is artist-in-residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

In 2008, he presented a feature film Hashi at the Singapore International Film Festival and was commissioned to create a new film work, Flooding in the Time of Drought for the Singapore Biennale. He also presented his works at the Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Zeit-Foto Tokyo and at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin this year.

In 2009, he will present Hashi at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and will be participating in a Visual Arts Biennale in Jakarta and Lithuania.

11 - 13 November 2010
The Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

For more information please visit www.sinefest.org

[SIN]efest is presented by Creative [SIN]ergy + Flynn Film Co. and supported by The Singapore High Commission in London, Singapore Airlines, Tiger Beer and Town Hall Hotel.