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Making its debut on 31st March (Monday) is the inaugural film festival jointly organised by Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information and the National Museum of Singapore.

pers.jpgA 5-day long affair, the festival will feature films hailing from the golden era of cinema in Singapore, including Singapore’s first Chinese-language film, Lion City.

Other films that will be screened include Seniman Bujang Lapok, a film made by P. Ramlee, a popular and much-loved Malaysian entertainer and director, Salleh Ghani’s Tun Fatimah and B. N. Rao’s Sumpah Pontianak.

Perspectives Film Festival is the first ticketed event of its kind to be fully carried out by students, from the concept stage right through to promotions and sales. Tickets are priced at $7 each with concessions for students, senior citizens and NSFs, and can be obtained from the Information Counter at the National Museum of Singapore.

Also a first is the students’ efforts to reach out to all Singaporeans by subtitling the films in both Mandarin and English. Said Cathy Chia, head of Publicity and Sponsorship, “We hope to bring back fond memories for the audience as they watch the classics. We want to include as many people as we can, especially the older folks who cannot read English subtitles.”

Also supporting this vent is the Youth Development Fund grant from the National Youth Council and the Mayor’s Imagine Fund from the Central Singapore Community Development Council. For more information on the film festival, kindly visit the official website.

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