About the Audience Choice Award

The festival recognises and exists for its audience – one that embraces new discoveries and shared stories from Southeast Asia and around the world. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an avid cinephile, the festival values your opinion and vote for the SGIFF Audience Choice Award.

The Audience Choice Award was launched at the 26th edition of SGIFF, where Sailing the Sinking Sea, the hypnotic documentary about the Mokens (a stateless seafaring community situated between Thailand and Myanmar) by American filmmaker Olivia Wyatt, won the award.

The Award is open to all feature films screened at the festival – from the Opening Film and Special Presentations, to the Silver Screen Awards Asian Feature Film Competition, Singapore Panorama, Asian Vision, Cinema Today, Imagine, Classics, Focuses and Tribute sections.

Audiences will be invited to cast their vote at the end of each screening by filling up a ballot and dropping it off at our poll box at the front-of-house.