Received a mail from Kristin today and I just have to spread the word here! It's not everyday that I can have a platform to make a difference and I'm just glad that Oriental Rose has a small but steady group of "readers" who are not only kind but big-hearted as well :)
I’m happy to share with you news of our big event in aid of Moving Images – The Substation’s year-round film programme dedicated to nurturing the film medium as an art form and filmmakers as creators.
As you may know, many people like you have faithfully supported Moving Images since it started in 1997 - almost 10 years ago. You have seen how we helped to foster the growth of the Singapore film scene, promoting local and alternative film, nurturing young filmmakers like Wee Li Lin, Royston Tan, Tania Sng, Sherman Ong, Tan Pin Pin, Sun Koh, and more. Moving Images grew to make an impact on the region – today, programmes like the Asian Film Symposium attract entries and visiting filmmakers and curators from around Asia. Moving Images is a platform where filmmakers from around Asia and Singapore connect. It is also where you, our audience, can see exciting new works by local filmmakers – every month, and for free!
I am appealing to you to help us keep Moving Images going strong (and hold more free screenings), by supporting the Charity Film Screening of the award-winning Spanish film “Take My Eyes” on 24 November 2006 at GV Vivocity. This charity event is co-organised by The Substation and the National Committee for UNIFEM Singapore.
Each year, Moving Images needs to raise $40,000 in sponsorship, donations and ticket revenues, on top of our annual funding from the Singapore Film Commission. You can help us by making a donation of $100 or $200, for a ticket to the Charity Film Gala. Each ticket purchased enables you to enjoy a double tax exemption as well.
By doing so, you will also help women in need. Proceeds from the Charity Film Gala will be shared with UNIFEM Singapore (United Nations Development Fund for Women Singapore), who will use it to organize workshops on self-worth and financial literacy for women in shelters, and for an education project in the Mekong region on the sad and serious problem of trafficking of women and children.
Should you be unable to come, your ticket can be given to women from the shelters to benefit from the event too!
At The Substation, we believe that each individual has the potential to change the world for the better.
All it requires is for each of us to take action. It doesn’t take much. Pick up the phone and call us at 6337 7535 to reserve tickets, or request for a ticket order form by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details, contact Audrey, Julie or Kristin at 6337 7535.
Thank you and we hope to see you on 24th November 2006 at GV Vivocity.
The Moving Images team