A005_C045_1204CS

The Silver Screen Awards aims to create awareness of the rich filmmaking talents throughout Asia and Southeast Asia, and pave the way for a Singapore film industry. Learn more.

First introduced by the Festival in 1991, the Silver Screen Awards is divided into two categories: Asian Feature Film Competition and Southeast Asian Short Film Competition. Awards include Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance and Special Mention.

Listed here are this year’s in-competition feature films. To browse this year’s in-competition short films, click the button below.


        • web-2-bttigd_still1

          By The Time It Gets Dark

          / National Museum of Singapore*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance

          The stories of several characters blend into a dreamlike meditation on time, memory and history.

        • web-3-livefromdhaka-still1

          Live From Dhaka

          / The Arts House
          / Filmgarde Bugis+*
          *Filmmaker in Attendance


          In a series of vignettes, a partially handicapped man lives his days in anguish as he tries to find a way to leave Dhaka.

        • web-4-nokas-still1

          Nokas

          / The Arts House
          / Filmgarde Bugis+*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance


          A simple union between a young man and his beloved becomes complicated when age-old traditions hinder their development.

        • web-5-towninalake-still1

          Town in a Lake

          / The Arts House
          / Filmgarde Bugis+*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance


          A violent crime shakes the quiet and idyllic town of Matangtubig, bringing a once concealed evil to life.

        • web-6-turah-still1

          Turah

          / The Arts House
          / Filmgarde Bugis+*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance


          Mortality turns fragile when light sparks of dissent arising from a village community reveals the face of their oppressors.

        • web-7-verge-still1

          Verge

          / The Arts House
          / Filmgarde Bugis+*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance


          Loneliness plunges a widow into a ghostly netherworld of memories.

        • web-8-wandering-still1

          Wandering

          / The Arts House
          / Filmgarde Bugis+*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance


          A drunkard treads the path of the Buddha in this remarkably simple and direct journey through asceticism.

        • web-9-whiteant-still1

          White Ant

          / National Museum of Singapore*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance

          The threat of public exposure drives a closeted fetishist’s life into peril, setting a catalyst that will change the lives of those around him.

        • web-10-whitesun-still1

          White Sun

          / National Museum of Singapore*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance

          The discord in Nepal’s civil war finds an expressive outlet when a Maoist returns home to bury his father.

        • web-1-ayellowbird_still1-1

          A Yellow Bird

          / National Museum of Singapore*
          *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance

          An uncompromising portrait of Singapore’s lumpenproletariat through the eyes of one man searching for salvation in a city that never forgives.