Silver Films is part of the National Arts Council’s Silver Arts Festival that includes Silver Shorts and Silver Features. The section presents a selection of heartwarming films on living life to the fullest and holding our loved ones close to us.


Director: Ler Jiyuan
Commissioned for Silver Arts Festival 2016
Synopsis: Kang is a recently retired man in his 60s dealing with the sudden onset of a later-life crisis. Through his journey, he learns that he must mend old conflicts and learn to accept his new life, or risk losing himself in the emptiness of old age.


Director: Ray Pang
Commissioned for Silver Arts Festival 2016
Synopsis: A retired old lonely man, Tan, goes out to find love again. While out on a date, he realises that wooing a lady is not as easy as it seems. Putting in 110% of effort, Tan steps up his game to impress.

Silver Shorts Selected:

  • GRANDMA POSITIONING SYSTEM (Dir. Kelvin Tong/2015/Singapore)
  • BUNGA SAYANG (Dir. Royston Tan/2015/Singapore)
  • MY FATHER AFTER DINNER (Dir. Gladys Ng/2015/Singapore)

Silver Features Selected:

  • WHEN YESTERDAY COMES (Dir. Various/2011/Taiwan)
  • 3688 (Dir. Royston Tan/2015/Singapore)
  • A SIMPLE LIFE (Dir. Ann Hui/2011/Hong Kong)

We were also involved in a Community Arts Project, with support from the Animation Department of LaSalle College of the Arts, where we ran a 2D animation workshop for seniors and youths, and mounted an exhibition at the National Library.

Project Synopsis: Anything is possible in this intergenerational workshop where seniors and youths work together to create a 2D animated short using a special computer software.  By tapping onto their own memories, imagination, and of course, their inner childhood, the participants are encouraged to let their creative juices flow and produce fantastical characters and surreal settings on the screen.