NEWS: Minister Heng Swee Keat to be Guest-of-Honour for SFS60th x Shirkers Premiere

15 October 2018

NEWS: Minister Heng Swee Keat to be Guest-of-Honour for SFS60th x Shirkers Premiere

Singapore Film Society (SFS) is pleased to announce that Singapore Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, Mr Heng Swee Keat, will grace the Singapore Film Society’s 60th Anniversary celebration in conjunction with the Singapore premiere of Sundance award-winning documentary SHIRKERS. Sandi Tan, director of SHIRKERS, will also be in attendance.

As a non-profit organisation, the 60th Anniversary will be a fundraiser for the society, and the presence of Minister Heng aligns with the society’s mission and vision in the promotion and appreciation of quality films.

Kenneth Tan, Chairman of Singapore Film Society, said: “We are thrilled and honoured that Minister Heng Swee Keat is our Guest-Of-Honour. I vividly and fondly remember his frequent attendance at our screenings in my early years with SFS, and we were always struck by this young, friendly, unassuming film buff whom we knew simply as Swee Keat, a young public officer at that time. He always sat in the same section of the auditorium, at the back. More recently, just a few years ago, he was Guest-Of-Honour at our European Union Film Festival, and reminisced about that on stage. Having a Cabinet Minister grace any occasion is a cause for celebration, but to all of us in SFS, this is not just a VVIP coming, but a truly special person who is part of our heritage and history. We rejoice and welcome you back, Minister Heng!”

There are only 10 days to go till the grand evening happening on October 20th! Enjoy discounts as a Film Addict member with the SFS or a member of the Golden Village Movie Club and get your ticket now from any GV Cineplex or online at

Miranda loves film, hates beansprouts, and is still trying to figure out how to do bubblegum bubbles.