Category: Open



To us, filmmaking is where stories, no matter how small or big, come alive. The story of 'Sylvia' came about when we found out that one of our closest friends was suffering from depression. Our inability to detect this struck a deep chord within us. In this short film, we question future medical treatments' ability to treat mental illnesses and its impact on our attitudes toward mental health moving forward.

Vannesa Sim Liqing


Sabrina Poon Yun Wen


Film by the Team






Mentored By

Eric Khoo


A Cultural Medallion recipient and award winning filmmaker, Eric Khoo helms Zhao Wei Films / Gorylah Pictures. Khoo was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Cultural Minister and his feature, My Magic was nominated for the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2008. In 2011, he released his first animated feature, Tatsumi, which was invited to the 64th Cannes Film Festival and made its North American premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).


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