Class of 2021, Nominated for Best Picture

Letters to Burn

by Veda Sutedjo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (School of Art, Design and Media)

A firekeeper's role as the bridge between the living and the dead. A traditionally animated film set in 1980s Singapore, this story follows the firekeeper's day to day job in stamping letters to be sent by locals to their loved ones by burning it in a special fire.

It then focuses on his interaction with a sullen, young boy who visits every evening. When the boy misses a chance to send a letter, a confrontation ensues, resulting in a bittersweet discovery of the boy's yearning wish.

MSFF 2021 Screening Times

Letters to Burn is screening at MSFF, happening December 28-29, 2021. Our Festival livestream is free, and open to the public. You can watch the film on December 28th, 2021, at 10:55am EST.

Prefer to watch it on your own time? With, our experimental VOD option this year, you can watch all of this year's film slate up to seven days after the Festival ends. Purchase required.

About The Film


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About The Filmmaker

Veda Sutedjo

Based in Singapore, Veda graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Character Animation with Honours and Minor in Creative Writing.

Some of her animated student films have also been nominated Best Animated Film in the National Film Youth Awards 2018. She is currently a Producer in a local animation company, and is aiming to pursue her ambitions of becoming a Narrative Director or Head of Story in the Animation Industry.


-Veda Sutedjo, Director
-Veda Sutedjo, Writer
-Veda Sutedjo, Producer
-Bennett Bay, Music

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