Creators of Tomorrow launch Singapore’s first social cinema. In this social cinema, you don’t keep your silent while the movie is playing. Audiences can chat via an inbuilt function while watching the films, creating an inclusive viewing experience where the audience can share their ideas about the films with their friends.
From left: Scenes from “Hi, I’m an Engineer”, “Flight” and “Building Dreams”
Here is the intro video.
CREATE Film Festival – perspectives around engineering in Singapore
Creators of Tomorrow launch Singapore’s First Social Cinema
Creativity is the driving force behind change and over the past few years, the Creators of Tomorrow (COT), a group of young and enthusiastic engineers, entrepreneurs, designers and independent thinkers, have been working to inspire creativity and innovation in youth. In conjunction with the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Creators of Tomorrow are proud to launch the CREATE Film Festival featuring three films from local film makers, telling stories around engineering in Singapore.
The CREATE Film Festival is also Singapore’s First Social Cinema experience where the audience can book tickets for themselves and their friends to watch the films together from the comfort of their own homes. Unlike conventional cinemas where viewers are required to remain silent, they can chat via an inbuilt function while watching the films, creating an inclusive viewing experience where the audience can share their ideas about the films with their friends.
The first film, Hi I’m An Engineer, directed by Melvyn Lim, looks at an interesting encounter of an engineer’s first-time speed dating session where he encounters unexpected responses and hilarious situations. The second, Flight, by acclaimed director, Boo Junfeng, tells the story of a young man pursuing his love to built planes despite facing parental objections. The last film, Building Dreams, by up and coming local director, Anthony Chen, features what every kid dreams of- a documentary on someone who plays games for a living.
Students across Singapore will receive movie tickets which will enable them to win attractive instant prizes whiles viewing the short films. Prizes include weekly draws for the IPAD 2 and free movie tickets from Cathay Cinemas, as well as vouchers from Garrett Popcorn, H&M, Frolick and Ben & Jerry’s.
The trailer and details of the films can be viewed at www.createtomorrow.com.sg/filmfest
Watch out for the online premiere of the films on 31 October 2011.The films will screen until 1 December 2011 .
About the Creators of Tomorrow
The Creators of Tomorrow (COTs) are a group of enthusiastic young engineers, entrepreneurs, designers and independent thinkers, forged together by a common belief to inspire creativity and innovation in youth today. Over the past three years, the COT members have been working in conjunction to reach out to students in Singapore to promote the study of engineering. Since 2009, they have organised the annual CREATE Tomorrow Challenge working with BMW, Nokia, Singapore Airlines and Airbus, for students to create and pitch innovative inventions which can be used to improve everyday life.