MUMBAI: A short independent Tamil film, Certain Chapters directed by Abbas Akbar has been nominated for the Best Short Film category at the Asian Festival of 1st Films (AFFF).
The film reveals the world of Indian gangsters in Singapore. Due to its gang theme and explicit use of coarse language the film has been rated R21 (Restricted to persons aged 21 & above) in Singapore.
AFFF is a festival that celebrates first-time film and documentary-makers and provides a platform for budding film talent.
The festival attracted over 700 entries and Certain Chapters is the sole Tamil nominee out of the 30 nominee hopefuls from 28 countries.
Chris Lee & director Kabir Khan are amongst the jury of the AFFF festival.
“Singapore’s multi-cultural diversity remains a strength. Tamil is one of the four official languages in Singapore. I hope the nomination raises awareness and appreciation for Tamil content made in Singapore,” said Akbar who also played the protagonist in the film.
The winners of the Asian Festival of 1st Films (AFFF) will be announced at the AFFF 2009 Gala Dinner in Singapore on 4 December.