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24th Singapore International Film Festival Wants You to “Watch Different”

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One of Asia’s most highly anticipated film events, the Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) will hit our sunny shores again from 15 to 25 September 2011.

In its 24th year, SIFF aims to introduce film aficionados to a wider offering, as well as provide a platform to develop the thriving local film industry.

Look forward to a showcase of more than 100 international and Asian films, that includes the spectacular 3D documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” by Werner Herzog about the Chavet Cave in southern France, as well as riveting German 3D dance documentary, “Pina”, which explores the legacy of the late modern-dance pioneer, Philippina “Pina” Bausch.

Besides film screenings, aspiring filmmakers can also expect to participate in movie-making workshops that include a series of sessions on propmaking, visual effects, make-up, camerawork, story concepts; talks by local filmmakers and companies; well as an animation symposium featuring animation pioneers such as Lucasfilm, Blackmagic Design, Double Negative Visual Effects, One Animation and Infinite Frameworks. This year’s film festival will also see the annual Silver Screen Awards held at the newly-refurbished Shaw Lido on 23 September 2011.

Please see below the details:

Date: 15 – 25 September 2011
Primary screening venue: Shaw Lido
Secondary screening venue: Sinema Old School and The Arts House
Venue for workshops, talks and symposium: LASALLE School of the Arts
Ticketing information: Tickets will be available from SISTIC from end-August

For more information, please visit www.siff.sg, or join the FaceBook page

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