Cinemovement Residency is a by-invitation working space for the development and creation of new work. Under a mentorship programme, the residency puts one filmmaker with one dance artist in correspondence to research, conceptualise and produce a dance short film.


    • Lei Yuan Bin

      LEI Yuan Bin is a founding member of the film collective 13 Little Pictures. He was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2012 by the National Arts Council, Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners. His directorial debut, White Days, has been praised by film scholar Professor Gilbert Yeoh to be “one of the rare films in Singapore cinema that invites the viewer to rethink the aesthetics of cinema.” 03-Flats, his sophomore feature was a collaboration with the National University of Singapore’s Architecture department. It was selected for documentary competition at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival and won the Best ASEAN Documentary prize at the Salaya International Documentary Film Festival. Fundamentally Happy, his third feature, was co-directed with Tan Bee Thiam. An adaptation of the acclaimed play by Haresh Sharma and Alvin Tan, it premiered at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015.

    • Sara Tan

      Sara Tan, a native of Singapore, is a contemporary dancer living and working in Europe. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) in the United States of America, she went on to attend the contemporary dance school in Brussels- Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S). She has since then been working with the French company, Kubilai Khan Investigations for several years, as well as been in works with Eszter Salamon, Thierry de Mey, Isabella Soupart and t.r.a.n.s.i.t.c.a.p.e. She is now currently involved in new creations with Compagnie Michele Noiret and Anne-Linn Akselsen.

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    World Premiere – Wide Angle Competition, Busan International Film Festival 2018
    Singapore International Film Festival 2018
    San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019
    Bogotá Experimental Film Festival 2019
    MOVECINEARTE Festival 2019
    InShadow 2019


      Liao Jiekai is a filmmaker, artist and educator based in Singapore. In 2009, he co-founded film collective 13 Little Pictures with like-minded friends and made his debut feature film “Red Dragonflies” the following year, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival. In 2012, Jiekai was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore. In 2013, his 16mm film installation “Brother’s Quarters” received the Credit Suisse Artist Commissioning Award at the President’s Young Talent Exhibition. In 2016, his short dance film “The Mist”, produced as part of the dance film collective Cinemovement, won the best director prize at the Singapore International Film Festival Silver Screen Awards.

      Sudhee LIAO was born and raised in Singapore. She graduated from The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance.
      Her experience as a dancer is wide ranging having worked extensively with different international choreographers. She has travelled and performed internationally in various productions and dance festivals. Her works include performances in theatres, galleries, museums, site-specific spaces as well as video works.
      As a choreographer, her more recent works includes “Haptic Compression” that was presented in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series at The Hong Kong Art Festival and “Not yet / To forget” which was presented in Malaysia.  LIAO is currently an independent artist, choreographer and dance educator.

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    Participated in Hong Kong Film Financing Forum, Hong Kong Filmart, 2018