Created on Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:55
Written by Elaine
Situated atop Mount Sophia is Sinema Old School, a physical space for the indie creative arts community in Singapore, founded by media veterans Nicholas Chee and Randy Ang in 2007.
Sinema Old School boosts an 136 seater cinema with a Panasonic sound system - a first and the only high-definition cinema - dedicated to local films here. Besides films, local bands debuts, film technicalities workshops, film forums and dialogue sessions are featured there as well.
The in-house retail store has a 'Made in Singapore' mentality with a great collection of DVDs of local films and music as well as literary publications by budding Singaporean writers.
Sinema Old School aims to showcase local films and inspire local filmmaking. The social enterprise hopes to revive the Golden Age of Singapore cinema in the 70's by nurturing homegrown filmmakers. Hence, besides functioning as a cinema of a physical space, it is also a community; you can find filmmakers, actors, cinematographers, photographers, critics, writers and more at Sinema Old School exchanging ideas and finding a network for collaboration. The Sinema Incubator Programme, for one, targets the production of 23 films a year by actively seeking out first time filmmakers with potential ideas in scripts and film music. It is a 2-year-long project driven by Creative Community Singapore, a key initiative of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) in partnership with the Private, People and Public sectors.Sinema Old School
11 Mount Sophia Road
Block B #B1-12
Telephone (65) 6336 9707