Short Film: November

by Dir. Shane Lim

Venue: *SCAPE Gallery Theatre Level 5

Date: 10 October 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of award-winning short films from two burgeoning filmmakers — November by Shane Lim and Last Trip Home by Han Fengyu — followed by a dialogue with the young talents and veteran producer Juan Foo.


Dir. Shane Lim l 2014 l Singapore l 15 mins l NC16 (Some Nudity) l In English

Kai has just tested positive for herpes, and breaks the news to his girlfriend, Min, who then goes for a test. With the spectre of infidelity looming large over the couple, the teenagers confront fears and uncertainties as they transit into adulthood.

November is filled with cutting, realistic dialogue – also partly due to the improvised acting. With its dynamic cinematography, this atmospheric short film captures the realities and paranoia of adolescence.

November Shane Lim

November clinched the Best Script award at the Singapore Short Film Awards this year, and has been nominated for the Golden Reel, an award for the best short film, at the 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in 2015. The film, which premiered at the 2014 Singapore International Film Festival, also won awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Direction at this year’s inaugural National Youth Film Awards.

About the Director

Shane Portrait (SGIFF)

Shane Lim is a filmmaker and photographer who hopes to explore nuances in human nature, beyond culture and geography. He first chanced upon the short film format at age 15, which quickly kickstarted his experimentation with filmmaking. Shane’s debut short film November (2014) has won several local awards, and has travelled internationally. Shane graduated with a diploma in Film, Sound and Video from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2014.