Singapore International Film Festival

Singapore, Singapore, Asia

26 Nov, 2020 - 06 Dec, 2020

Academy Award ® Qualifying

Keywords

asia, Asian Cinema, Silver Screen Awards, Southeast

Genre

Documentary, Short, Animation, Comedy, Romance, Action, Drama, Adult, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Historical/Epic, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Music Video

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Singapore, Singapore, Asia

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General Information

founded

1987

edition

31st

organizers

Emily J. Hoe

Executive Director

Vess Chua

Programme Executive

Kuo Ming-Jung

Artistic Director

Contact details

45A Haji Lane Singapore 189238 Singapore

189238

pressoffice@sgiff.com

65 6292 3100

Web & social

About the festival

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore.

Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema.


Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar. With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.

Always at the forefront of independent filmmaking, SGIFF continues to be a platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of local and international film buffs.

The Silver Screen Awards was first introduced in 1991 with the categories for Best Asian Feature Film and Best Singapore Short Film at the 4th Singapore International Film Festival, and Singapore became the first international film festival to have a specific Asian film competition. The Silver Screen Awards was launched with the aim of creating awareness of the rich filmmaking talents throughout Asia and to pave the way for a Singapore film industry.

Over the years, the Silver Screen Awards launched the careers of many Singaporean filmmakers such as Eric Khoo, Meng Ong, Kelvin Tong, Wee Li Lin, Royston Tan and Boo Junfeng. This year, for the 25th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival, the competitive category for Singapore Short Film is expanded to Southeast Asian Short Film to recognise the brightest short filmmaking talents from both Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia.

Mission

SGIFF is committed to nurturing and championing homegrown talents, and to making new discoveries in the art of filmmaking.

The festivities bring to this city a vibrant film experience and a deeper appreciation of its cinematic culture. The Festival means to inspire the widest public interest in the arts, and give thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to a wide range of World and Asian cinema.

SGIFF aims to open new perspectives and make new connections. Audiences will enjoy many activities including film screenings, master classes, fringe events, industry discussions and awards ceremonies.

The promise of creative synergies between the film industry and other disciplines is what defines the Singapore International Film Festival.

With the Silver Screen Awards as an awards component, the Festival also recognizes excellence in Asian cinema in two main categories – the Asian Feature Film Competition, and the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition.

About

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore.

Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema.


Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar. With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.

Always at the forefront of independent filmmaking, SGIFF continues to be a platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of local and international film buffs.

The Silver Screen Awards was first introduced in 1991 with the categories for Best Asian Feature Film and Best Singapore Short Film at the 4th Singapore International Film Festival, and Singapore became the first international film festival to have a specific Asian film competition. The Silver Screen Awards was launched with the aim of creating awareness of the rich filmmaking talents throughout Asia and to pave the way for a Singapore film industry.

Over the years, the Silver Screen Awards launched the careers of many Singaporean filmmakers such as Eric Khoo, Meng Ong, Kelvin Tong, Wee Li Lin, Royston Tan and Boo Junfeng. This year, for the 25th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival, the competitive category for Singapore Short Film is expanded to Southeast Asian Short Film to recognise the brightest short filmmaking talents from both Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia.

Mission

SGIFF is committed to nurturing and championing homegrown talents, and to making new discoveries in the art of filmmaking.

The festivities bring to this city a vibrant film experience and a deeper appreciation of its cinematic culture. The Festival means to inspire the widest public interest in the arts, and give thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to a wide range of World and Asian cinema.

SGIFF aims to open new perspectives and make new connections. Audiences will enjoy many activities including film screenings, master classes, fringe events, industry discussions and awards ceremonies.

The promise of creative synergies between the film industry and other disciplines is what defines the Singapore International Film Festival.

With the Silver Screen Awards as an awards component, the Festival also recognizes excellence in Asian cinema in two main categories – the Asian Feature Film Competition, and the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition.

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Awards & Winners

There are no winners yet for this festival

Terms and rules

TBA for the 2021 edition.