Two men and their olive tree.

 

Director

Sound & Music

Editor

 

Producers

 

Tan Wei Keong

Darren Ng

Loo Zihan

 

David Lee

Eternality Tan

Synopsis

The Team

 

London International Animation Festival - UK, 02 - 11 Dec '16

 

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival - Japan, 03 - 06 Nov '16

 

China Independent Animation Film Forum - China, 13 - 16 Oct '16

 

Taichung International Animation Festival - Taiwan, 13 - 21 Oct '16

 

Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora - Greece, 21 - 25 Sep '16

 

LINOLEUM Festival - Ukraine, 15 - 18 Sep '16

 

ANIME-ASEAN SINGAPORE TOUR

- National Museum of Singapore, 17 Sep '16

- Nanyang Technological University, 14 Sep '16

 

Festival du Film d'Animation de Paris - France, 13 - 18 Sep '16

 

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema - USA, 08 - 10 Sep '16

 

Thai Short Film and Video Festival - Thailand, 20 - 28 Aug '16

 

IndiEarth Animation Film Festival - India, 20 - 21 Aug '16

 

Animaze Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Canada, 18 - 21 Aug '16

 

Image Power: Best of Singapore Independent Animation - China, 17 Aug & 02 Sep '16

 

Singapore Film Festival New Delhi - India, 05 - 07 Aug '16

 

Insomnia Festival - Russia, 14 - 17 July '16

 

Annecy International Animation Film Festival - France, 13 - 18 Jun ‘16

 

Athens Digital Arts Festival - Greece, 19 - 22 May '16

 

Future Film Festival - Italy, 03 - 08 May '16

 

ANIME-ASEAN JAPAN TOUR

- Nagano, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, 29 May '16

- Sapporo, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, 15 May '16

- Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, 08 May '16

- Tokyo, Image Forum Festival , 06 May '16

 

12th Singapore Short Cuts - Singapore, 24 Oct ‘15

 

Singapore Writers Festival 2015

- Utter: Head Trips, 30 Oct '15

- Utter Encore, 03 Oct '15

 

Screenings

 

A man scratches the skin he lives in.

 

Director & Producer

Editor

Sound & Music

 

Tan Wei Keong

Loo Zihan

Darren Ng

Synopsis

The Team

 

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore - Singapore, 01 Jul '16

 

28th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies - Singapore, 29 Jun '16

 

Northwest Animation Festival - United States of America, 09 - 15 May, 20 - 22 May '16

 

ANIME-ASEAN JAPAN TOUR

- Nagano, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, 29 May '16

- Sapporo, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, 15 May '16

- Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, 08 May '16

- Tokyo, Image Forum Festival , 06 May '16

 

Chicago Feminist Film Festival - United States of America, 22 Apr '16

 

(in)human: Screening by nuSTUDIOS and The Substation - Singapore, 19 Feb '16

 

Intermediaciones Muestra de videoarte y video experimental - Colombia, 07 Nov ‘15

 

Next New Wave - Malaysia, 06 Nov ‘15

 

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival - Japan, 31 Oct - 03 Nov ‘15

 

12th Singapore Short Cuts - Singapore, 24 Oct ‘15

 

Minikino Film Week - Indonesia, 12 - 17 Oct ‘15

 

5th Venezuelan Film Festival FESTDIVQ - Venezuela, 01 - 04 Oct ‘15

 

Thai Short and Video Film Festival - Thailand, 13 - 23 Aug ‘15

 

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia - Japan, 04 - 15 Jun ‘15

 

Salón Internacional de a Luz - Colombia, 11 - 17 May ‘15

 

International Video Art House Madrid - Spain, 07 - 17 May ‘15

 

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - Germany, 05 - 10 May ‘15

 

Foundation Espace Ecureuil - France, 26 Mar - 29 Apr '15

 

Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote - Spain, 16 - 28 Mar '15

 

Singapore Short Film Awards - Singapore, 02 - 08 March ‘15

 

Tripoteca Psychedelic Film & Art Festival

- France, Limoges, Festival Psykédéklik, 12 Mar '16

- Belgium, Ghent, 3 & 4 Mar '16

- Brazil, Kundalini Festival, 23 - 28 Feb '16

- Romania, Transylvania Calling Festival, 24 & 31 Aug '15

- Croatia, Deringaj, Lost Theory Festival, 12 & 17 Aug '15

- Switzerland, Summer Never Ends Festival, 30 Jul - 02 Aug '15

- Romania, Waha Festival, 23 & 26 Jul '15

- Hungary, Siófok-Töreki, Samsara Festival, 02 & 05 Jul '15

- Germany, Fusion Festival, 25 & 28 Jun '15

- Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo, 21 & 22 Apr '15

- Bulgaria, Sofia, 17 & 18 Apr '15

- Bulgaria, Plovdiv, 11 & 12 Apr '15

- France, Saint-Étienne, 27 Feb '15

- France, Toulouse, 10 & 12 Feb '15

 

San Francisco Independent Film Festival - United States of America, 5 - 19 Feb '15

 

Zinegoak Bilbao International GLBT Film and Performing Arts Festival - Spain, 26 Jan - 2 Feb '15

 

Overlook - CinemAvvenireFilm Fesival - Italy, 12 - 21 Dec '14

 

Animateka International Animated Film Festival - Slovenia, 8 - 14 Dec '14

 

Singapore International Film Festival - Singapore, 4 - 14 Dec '14

 

Istanbul Animation Festival - Turkey, 22 - 27 Nov '14

 

Primanima World Festival of First Animations - Hungary, 28 Oct - 1 Nov '14

 

London International Animation Festival - United Kingdom, 24 Oct - 2 Nov '14

 

Animasivo in Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia - Mexico, 16 Oct '14

 

Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Australia, 9 Oct '14

 

Intermediaciones Muestra de videoarte y video experimental - Colombia, 7 - 10 Oct '14

 

Anim’est International Animation Film Festival - Romania, 3 - 12 Oct '14

 

Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival - United Kingdom, 16 - 21 Sep '14

 

Commonwealth at Glasgow Film Theatre - Scotland, 27 Jul ‘14

 

Animasivo - Mexico, 23 - 27 Jul ‘14

 

Animafest Cyprus - Cyprus, 17 - 20 Jul ‘14

 

Toronto International Film Festival - Canada, 1 Jul ‘14

 

Edinburgh International Film Festival - Scotland, 18 - 29 Jun ‘14

 

Annecy International Animation Film Festival - France, 09 - 14 Jun ‘14

 

Zagreb Animafest - Croatia, 03 - 08 Jun ‘14

Screenings

 

A curious baby is protected from an environment of temptation.

 

Director & Producer

Editor

Sound Designer

Pixilation

 

Animation

 

Colouring

 

 

Distribution

 

Tan Wei Keong

Tan Wei Keong

Vanessa Seow

Loo Zihan

 

Tan Wei Keong

 

Henry Zhuang

Harry Zhuang

 

Objectifs Films

info@objectifs.com.sg

Synopsis

The Team

 

Special Mention, 2009 Singapore International Film Festival

 

Best Animation, 2010 Singapore Short Film Awards

 

Voice Award, 2009 Singapore Short Film Festival

 

Originality Award, 2011 Very Short International Film Festival

 

Best Animation, 2012 Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards

 

Second Prize, Singapore Regional Award, 2009 TBS Digicon6

Awards

 

Foundation Espace Ecureuil - France, 26 Mar - 29 Apr '15

 

SGFilm Channel - Singapore

- Woodlands Regional Library, 1 - 13 Jan ‘14

- Gardens by the Bay, 17 Jan ‘14

- Singapore Night Festival, Singapore Art Museum, 30 - 31 Aug ‘13

 

Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival - South Korea, 14 - 17 Sep ‘12

 

Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards - Hong Kong, 20 - 23 Mar ‘12

 

Very Short International Film Festival - Singapore, 06 - 08 May ‘11

 

Animatricks Animation Festival - Helsinki (Finland), 14 - 17 Oct ‘10

 

KROK International Animated Film Festival - Ukraine, 18 - 27 Sep ‘10

 

ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival - Yerevan (Armenia), 09 - 13 Sep ‘10

 

Children’s Season at Singapore Art Museum 8Q, Singapore, 14 May - 18 Jul ‘10

 

Anifest 2010 - Teplice (Czech Republic), 18 - 23 May ‘10

 

17th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - Stuttgart (Germany), 04 - 09 May ‘10

 

Animex 2010 - Middlesbrough (UK), 08 - 12 Feb ‘10

 

Singapore Short Film Awards - Singapore, 30 Jan ‘10

 

BALINALE International Film Festival - Bali (Indonesia), 20 - 25 Oct ‘09

 

The Kaleidoscope, Asian Cultural Collaboration Forum - Hong Kong, 4, 10, 17 Oct ‘09

 

11th TBS Digicon6, Singapore Regional Award - Singapore, 10 Oct ‘09

 

5th Singapore Short Film Festival - Singapore, 17 Sep ‘09

 

Vancouver Singapore Film Festival - Vancouver (Canada), 05 Sep ‘09

 

6th Singapore Short Cuts - Singapore, 22 Aug ‘09

 

5th IndPanda International Short Film Festival - Hong Kong, 31 Jul - 19 Aug ‘09

 

2nd San Joaquin International Film Festival - California (USA), 14 - 23 May ‘09

 

22nd Singapore International Film Festival - Singapore, 14 - 25 Apr ‘09

Screenings

 

A man, dissatisfied with a white cube for a head, decides to give it up immediately for a fanciful one in the name of self-improvement, only to find himself unwillingly dealing with the consequence.

 

Director & Producer

Editor

Sound Designer

Supervisor

 

Animation

 

Distribution

 

Tan Wei Keong

Tan Wei Keong

Loo Zihan

Eileen Reynolds

 

Tan Wei Keong

 

Objectifs Films

info@objectifs.com.sg

Synopsis

The Team

 

Special Achievement Award, 2007 Singapore International Film Festival

 

Best Animated Film by a Student, 2008 Phoenix Awards

 

Prize of Effort, Singapore Regional Award, 2009 TBS Digicon6

Awards

 

2015 - ongoing

 

Documentation of Christmas trees discarded on the streets.

 

On my first New Year's Day in San Francisco, I noticed the Christmas trees that were being discarded on the streets. I imagined that they had brought joy to their previous homes. And then after the festivity, the trees laid lifelessly by themselves.

 

I document discarded trees every year, and wonder why our feelings change and why people stop loving each other.

 

See all trees on WeUsedTo.com.

About

 

2014 - ongoing

 

Using the archive of 15,239 old printed photographs collected from the public in Singapore, these experimental films are created using photographs categorized by prevailing themes and geographical locations.

 

Anchored by the fragility of memories, 'Singapore Snaps' is a relational art project which recollects and reconstructs the nation's history based on the public's collective memories. An unperceived amount of civilian history documentation were recorded on old printed photographs, which, on top of being replaced by digital technologies like the smartphone and the digital camera, are fast disintegrating and fading due to the elements of the environment. The memory intended to be captured by the photographer becomes vulnerable and will be lost without proper care and steps to duplicate these photographs.

 

In 2014, the project team visited developed neighborhoods and set up collection points at public community libraries to collect old printed photographs contributed by the public. All submitted photographs are meticulously packed and delivered to our professional scanning studio for digitization. Once scanning completes, the team personally returns the original photographs to the contributors at their homes, together with the digital copies stored on a DVD. Stories, mostly oral histories of this young nation and personal memories, narrated by these contributors are also documented. This in turn reveals the threads of the unseen social fabric that hold us together, as an individual and as a unit of society, through time.

 

'Singapore Snaps' is also known as 'The Disappearing Lion'. Read all stories at SGSnaps.com or visit the facebook page for latest update.

 

Artist

co-Artist

Outreach

Music

 

Tan Wei Keong

Samantha Tio

Gracie Teo

Darren Ng

About

The Team

 

2013 - ongoing

 

Foundin is an interactive, public art installation of tiny figurines placed in public spaces to be found by passersby.

 

Before the installation, a participant chooses a figurine online and says what they are waiting for in life. All figurines are then placed in public spaces.

 

When a figurine is found, the finder gets to read and reply to the message left by the Participant by accessing the unique URL printed on the card on which the figurine stands. The Finder can also contact the Participant privately through email.

 

All figurines are tracked on Foundin.org along with the messages and replies.

 

Go Foundin.org or facebook page for latest update.

 

Artist

Producer & Designer

Technical Director

 

Tan Wei Keong

Samuel Woo

Ryan Tan

About

The Team

 

View work here

 

Foundin Toulouse is a commission of the Fondation Espace Ecureuil and part of the Made in Asia Festival.

 

24 February to 11 April 2015

Toulouse, France Installation

 

View work here

 

Foundin Singapore is a commission of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014. Download Summary PDF

 

08 to 19 January 2014

Singapore Installation

 

"Swing" is a true personal account about death and dying. Running contrary to the popular notion that Accident & Emergency workers are emotionally numb to the effects of death, healthcare worker Sally recounts a particularly painful experience of having to explain to a pregnant woman that her husband has passed away.

 

Using the original audio excerpt as a narrative anchor, filmmaker Tan Wei Keong uses plants as poignant metaphors for this story. As plants grow, bear fruit, wilt and endure the rain, we witness symbolic representations that are abstract and yet masterfully precise in their connections to the thematic concerns of the film. Despite its brevity, "Swing" is an emotionally stirring piece about the cyclical nature of life and death experienced through a galvanising moment in Sally’s medical career.

 

- Text from 11th Singapore Short Cuts, Official Selection.

 

Director

Executive Producer

Interviewee

 

Animation

 

Commissioned by

 

 

 

Produced by

 

 

Presented at

 

 

Curated by

 

Tan Wei Keong

Jasmine Ng

Sally Pang

 

Tan Wei Keong

 

Lien Foundation

Ang Chin Moh Foundation

 

ArtsWok

Drama Box

 

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

 

Jasmine Ng

Synopsis

The Team

Wei Keong is an animation artist living in Singapore and San Francisco. His animated short film “Pifuskin” has been showcased in many international film festivals, including the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Zagreb Animafest, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and London International Animation Festival, and won the Best Experimental award at the Singapore Short Film Awards 2015. He received the Special Achievement and Special Mention awards respectively for “White” and “Hush Baby” at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2007 and 2009.

 

His public art installation “Foundin” has been featured at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 and also at the Fondation Espace Ecureuil in France as part of the Made in Asia Festival 2015. Wei Keong has been curating the animation programme at Cartoons Underground since 2014. He was the Chair of the Student Volunteer Program for SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 and was a committee member for the SIGGRAPH Asia conferences in 2009 and 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation from Nanyang Technological University.

 

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