Hello Ahma

Unable to return home to attend Grandma’s funeral because of immigration bureaucracy, a young Singaporean girl new to America searches for Grandma’s reincarnation in a pet store turtle.


Director Bio

Siyou is a Los Angeles based filmmaker originally from Singapore. Her short film HELLO AHMA was completed under the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. It premiered at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, and will be in competition at the upcoming 70th Berlinale. Her previous short 2200 VOLTS was featured in Variety and premiered at the 2018 Singapore International Film Festival. Most recently, she has been selected as a fellow at the Busan International Film Festival’s 2019 Asian Film Academy and the 2019-20 Universal Directors Initiative. She is developing her first feature, AMOEBA, which was awarded the Most Promising Project at the Southeast Asian Film Lab.

Info

  • Directed by:Siyou Tan
  • Written by:Siyou Tan
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:February 8, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Singapore
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links: Facebook

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Official Selection 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 June, 2020

Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 03 June, 2020

Online Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

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2020 Submissions Closed

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 June, 2020

Submission deadline for 2020 has now passed.

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2020 Programme

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