Stay Home Shorts: December 2020 Stay Home Shorts: December 2020

Stay Home Shorts: December 2020

  • Films will be available from Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 8pm (SGT) to Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 11.59pm (SGT)

  • SAM’s Facebook and YouTube Channels

  • Free to view online for a limited period

  • Parental guidance is advised

Singapore Art Museum presents Stay Home Shorts, an online series featuring local and international short films. Our December edition looks optimistically towards the new year, with light-hearted films that centre around acceptance, hope, and relationships within the community. 

Stay Home Shorts: December 2020 is held in partnership with Viddsee.

Watch on SAM's Facebook and YouTube channels from 8pm onwards on Friday, 18 December 2020 till 11.59pm on Sunday, 27 December 2020.  

film synopses


In order of screening Synopses

Bak Kwa 
By M. Raihan Halim
Singapore | Mandarin, English and Hokkien, with English subtitles | 2020 | 12 min 17 sec

Bak Kwa

Ah-Lim finds himself forced to re-evaluate both his relationship with his son and the future of his business when the latter brings an unexpected guest home for dinner.



Luisa and Guada
By Jude Matanguihan
Philippines | Tagalog, with English subtitles | 2018 | 12 min 17 sec

Luisa and Guada

Luisa, a septuagenarian, spends a life of routine with her best friend Guada. While Luisa is traditional and a bit lonely, Guada is able to keep up with the times and uses the internet to relieve her loneliness. She persuades Luisa to try meeting new people online.

  • CineFilipino 2018
  • Finalist, Viddsee Juree Awards Philippines 2019



Becoming Girl
By Sarah Adilah
Indonesia | Bahasa Indonesia, with English subtitles | 2019 | 8 min 45 sec

Becoming Girl

Anto and Budi must help their friend Dara, who experiences menstruation for the first time while playing football in an abandoned field far away from the local market.

  • Best Short Fiction Film, UCIFEST10 2019
  • Finalist, Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2019



Who Stole Tua Pek Kong?
By Goh Ying Sheng
Singapore | English, Mandarin, and Bahasa Melayu, with English and Chinese subtitles and captions | 2020 | 10 min 20 sec

Who Stole Tua Pek Kong

When “lucky” statue goes missing, a community comes together to solve the crime. As they start pointing fingers, this light-hearted film reveals how erroneous stereotypes can be!

  • Finalist, Viddsee Juree Awards 2020


All images courtesy of Viddsee.