NEWS: SGIFF announces panel of jury for Asian Feature Film Competition and Southeast Asian Short Film Competition
The 29th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) continues its commitment in paving the way to provide opportunities and nurture the growth of up-and- coming regional talents in filmmaking through the Asian Feature Film Competition and Southeast Asian Short Film Competition of the Silver Screen Awards. The Festival is pivotal in developing talents in filmmaking and to showcase their cinematic achievements to global audiences beyond their local markets; while the Silver Screen Awards is a strategic platform designed with the aim to broaden the discussions of Asian filmmaking and illuminate Asia’s creative content development.
Asian Feature Film Competition Jury
This year, leading figure of the Hong Kong New Wave, director Stanley Kwan will head the Asian Feature Film Competition Jury. Joining him on the panel of jury are Hollywood actor, director, and producer, Daniel Dae Kim; legendary Japanese cinematographer, Akiko Ashizawa; and acclaimed Canadian film producer, Sylvain Corbeil. They will be judging the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance, and Special Mention.
Southeast Asian Short Film Competition
SGIFF 2018 features an all-women team for the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition Jury, a nod to the progressive development in Asian cinema, and the celebration of diversity in filmmaking. Maike Mia Höhne, curator of the Berlinale Shorts programme since 2007, will be leading the panel this year. Joining her on the panel are Filipino filmmaker, Shireen Seno; and Singapore filmmaker Kirsten Tan. They will be judging the following categories – Best Southeast Asian Short Film, Best Singapore Short Film, Best Director, and Special Mention.
The 29th SGIFF which runs from 28 November to 9 December 2018, will be hosted across multiple Festival venues, including Capitol Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, The Cathay, Filmgarde Bugis+, Objectifs, and *SCAPE.
SGIFF is an event of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF), hosted by Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). SGIFF 2018’s Official Sponsors include Official Red Carpet Venue, Capitol Theatre; Official Hotels, Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore; Official Automobile, BMW; and Official Airline, Singapore Airlines.
The full Festival line-up and ticketing details will be announced in end October 2018. For more information, please visit www.sgiff.com.
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.