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Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. Katja is a talented figure skater and is always busy with school or training; while at home, she receives almost all of her parents’ attention. Min Lilla Syster is a story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth and laughter.

2015 Galway Film Fleadh Winner for Best International First Feature

2015 Festival del Cinema Europeo Winner for Best Screenplay

2015 Göteborg Film Festival Winner for Best Nordic Film

Directed By: Sanna Lenka
Country: Sweden
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95 minutes
Language: English / Swedish
Rating: PG13


To ensure your safety in light of the recent COVID-19 situation in Singapore, the physical screening for this film has been cancelled.

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How Eating Disorders Affect An Individual And Their Family

Despite the increased prevalence of eating disorders (ED) in Singapore, there still exists widespread misconception about this mental illness. For many, an eating disorder is often misconstrued as an “extreme diet” or “lifestyle choice” – with the presumption that one can simply make a decision to “stop”. Few recognise that it is a serious mental illness that is severe and complex.

In this panel discussion, we will dialogue with mental health professionals to better understand the various types of eating disorders, their diagnosis, symptoms, and how they impact individuals differently. We will also address common misconceptions surrounding the illness and will share tips on how you can reach out to persons suspected of, or dealing with ED. The panellists will also shed light on current treatment and intervention options and how communities can come together to aid in preventive efforts.


Live Stream on
30th May 2021 (Sun) | 11.00am^

^Live stream starts strictly at 11.00am. A recorded version will be available by the end of recording day until 6 June (Sun), 11.59pm.


SMHFF SFYC 2020 (Winning Film) – When Mirrors Had Meaning


When Mirrors Had Meaning is a visually searing experience of 70 year old, Krishnan setting him off on a journey in search of his distant memory, leaving behind a letter to his family. Upon her return, his daughter, Priya finds the letter and assumes the worst. Her mother, Rani finds her in a frenzied state. After reading the note, Rani thinks she might have an idea where her husband might be. They find him in a temple, talking to someone in Hokkien, not visible to them. He keeps addressing to “Mei Lian” and views Rani and Priya as strangers. Rani explains to Priya that Krishnan′s first marriage with Mei Lian took place at the very place they are standing at, and the letter that Priya found, was written by Krishnan over 50 years ago addressed to his parents before he eloped with Mei Lian during the 1960s racial riots in Singapore.


Growing Up Perempuan


Growing up as a woman is hard.

Growing up as a woman in the Muslim community is harder.

In a world still filled with superstitions, if you die during childbirth you become a vampiric ghost and if you survive you might get attacked by a flying ghost. You collect experiences in the workplace that should be office satire but aren’t. You face constant judgement, try to live up to endless expectations, and somehow…still fall short.

Growing Up Perempuan is a collection of stories written by women, for women. This book offers stories of love and loss, strength and endurance, confidence and courage—stories that inspire and empower. This is a book about challenging the status quo and learning to chart our own paths instead of having the world define them for us.