News - Three young Singaporean film makers in Faith Short Film competition

Three young filmmakers from Singapore are shortlisted in the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s 2010 Faith Shorts Film competition– winning films to be premiered at BAFTA on Jly 22 in London. Faith Shorts is a global film competition run by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation providing young people with the opportunity to express their faith through film. Entries have been shortlisted from around the world including Singapore, Jordan, India, the USA, Egypt, Argentina, Pakistan, UK, New Zealand, Lebanon and the Philippines. Young people of every background with no access to equipment took part – by sending their written “pitches”. The Foundation sent flip cameras to the best 50 entries in these countries to ensure they could bring their ideas to life. The films from Singapore reflect the countries diversity and include a young woman exploring her family history where both her grandparents were disowned for entering into an interfaith marriage, a heritage that has taught her the importance of religious tolerance. In another short film Nurhasanah Dzulkurnain explores the comfort she found in Islam after the loss of her brother.  The judging panel included Tony Blair, Jonathan Caplan QC, Hugh Jackman , Anil Kapoor, Amr Khaled , Jet Li, Kishore Lulla, Wendi Murdoch, Natalie Portman, Nik Powell , Queen Rania of Jordan, Rabbi David Rosen, June Sarpong, Deepak Verma, amongst others.