NEWS: The 29th Singapore International Film Festival celebrates Asian cinematic magic

24 October 2018

NEWS: The 29th Singapore International Film Festival celebrates Asian cinematic magic

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) continues to cement its position as the film platform in Southeast Asia to showcase quality independent cinema and engage with regional filmmakers at the 29th SGIFF, with the announcement of its full Festival line-up at the National Museum of Singapore, today. This year’s Festival promises to be yet another exciting event as SGIFF continues to celebrate Asian storytellers, nurture new generation of filmmakers, and propel their works to an international audience.

As the leading international film platform in the region, and part of the annual Singapore Media Festival (SMF), the 29th SGIFF will showcase a diverse selection of coveted films from Asia and beyond; demonstrating the ascending future of Asian cinema, with SGIFF continuing to lead the charge for Asian filmmakers emerging onto the global stage.

“Global demand for quality content and narrative from Asia has never been greater than today. There is a growing interest in original stories made by Asian independent filmmakers translating into a growing audience who are seeking something fresh,” shares Pimpaka Towira, Programming Director, SGIFF, while speaking about the Festival programming this year. “Singapore International Film Festival as an international film festival, brings both regional and international creators and audiences together, creating opportunity for dialogue. This year’s programme of over 100 films celebrates the diversity of our region and cultures; and offers audiences an opportunity for the discovery of independent cinema.”

The 12-day Festival which runs from 28 November – 9 December 2018, will feature 103 films from 44 countries, across genres and presentations, screening a mix of festival favourites and unearthing undiscovered gems.

For more information, please visit www.sgiff.com.

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