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POP AYE, the debut feature film of Singaporean filmmaker Kirsten Tan, will make its World Premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. This marks the first time a feature film from Singapore will compete at Sundance, and 16 years since the last feature film from Singapore was selected. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19-29 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah. The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground breaking films of the past three decades, including Boyhood, Beasts …
Megane JP

Yesterday, the cineWa series of Japanese films, screening at The Projector; kicked off with Sion Sono’s illicit murder mystery, Guilty Of Romance. cineWa — Sundays With Japanese Cinema will run for seven Sundays, showcasing a different film each week as a prelude to the Japanese Film Festival Singapore, which will be held in September. It is an effort to support Japanese cinema here, explained The Projector’s film curator Gavin Low. “The Japanese Film Festival is one of the major highlights in the film festival calendar in Singapore and should continue to see further interest this year as it provides a …
Devesh Chetty

Film financier Devesh Chetty was Friday ordered to serve 22 weeks in jail in Singapore following three charges of forgery. The crimes occurred in relation to two investments made by the Singapore government’s Media Development Authority (MDA) and in connection with an attempted takeover bid for Golden Village, Singapore’s largest cinema chain. Chetty, an Australian national, resident in Singapore, was previously CEO of RGM Entertainment, the production arm of leading Australian talent agency RGM. The MDA agreed to invest a total of S$27.5 million in RGM Entertainment – an initial S$2.5 million for the company to locate in Singapore, a …
Viddsee

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has struck a deal to screen selected Discovery content on Viddsee, a Singapore-based streaming service. The platform specialises in curating short form content. It will be the new home for films flowing from Discovery’s First Time Filmmakers initiative, which aims to foster local filmmaking talent and help support the local documentary filmmaking industry. Viddsee is now looking at other content deals and is in talks with Discovery to co-produce original content. The Discovery FTFM showcase on Viddsee kicks off with Singapore Stories and Super Japan. Other titles include Nanjing Calling, Korea Next and FTFM Vietnam. Read the …
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Singapore-born award winning film composer Tay Chee Wei was awarded the Gold Remi Award for the “Best Music Score” for his work on the feature film, “Bring Back the Dead”, making him the sole winner for that category at the Worldfest Houston yesterday. This is the second consecutive year in which Chee Wei received a Remi award for his music scores. “Bring Back the Dead” also won the Platinum Remi Award in the “Best Fantasy / Horror Film” Additionally, Chee Wei represented several other titles that were awarded at Worldfest Houston, having composed the music score and headed the sound …
a yellow bird

Another Singaporean movie has been selected to screen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this time in the form of K. Rajagopal’s feature film, “A Yellow Bird”. The Singapore-France co-production will not only be screened at the festival’s 55th Critics’ Week, but will also be competing against six other movies under the same section. It will be competing for the top Nespresso Grand Prize and France 4 Visionary Award, and since this is the director’s first feature-length work, he will also be up for Camera d’Or, which director Anthony Chen previously won for his 2013 movie, “Ilo Ilo”. “A Yellow …