is a youth-led cinema chain showcasing independent films by acclaimed
and upcoming Asian filmmakers. Students/participants from participating schools/organizations
will form teams to manage and market their own digital screenings under the guidance
of industry professionals and the Asian Film Archive.
Since its inception in 2007, youths from over 20 institutions have organized film
screenings around Singapore, reaching out to a diverse range of viewers and raising
funds for the filmmakers whose films have been showcased. The CineOdeon
been creative, innovative and entrepreneurial, earning praise from international
film programmers and critics like Rotterdam, the Philippines, Australia and Malaysia.
Besides screenings, past CineOdeon
events have seen various pre- and post- screening
activities initiated by youths ranging from an art exhibition held by the School
of Art, Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University to film discussions
facilitated by students in Hwa Chong Institution.
Access previous year's CineOdeon's website here