The first Singapore International Film Festival took place in 1987. Created and sustained by a group of passionate film fans, over two and a half decades the Festival would go on to expand the horizons of cinema for local audiences and pave the way for the revival of film production in Singapore.

On the occasion of the 25th edition, the Festival commissioned exhibitions, trailer, and publication – to take a look back at the Festival’s past, gathering together stories and insights into how it came to be and its profound impact on cinema-going and filmmaking in Singapore.

25th Anniversary Greetings | Festival Trailer

25: Histories and Memories of the Singapore International Film Festival

This publication takes a clear look back – through articles, interviews and images – on the festival’s past, bringing together histories and memories, stories and insights into how the festival came to be. Featuring articles by Ho Tzu Nyen, Sandi Tan, Toh Hun Ping, Jan & Yvonne Uhde; interviews with Philip Cheah, Anisah Hadid, Lesley Ho, Nisar and Nasir Keshvani, Kong Kam Yoke, Lok Meng Chue, Neo Kim Seng, Vinita Ramani, Skip Whitney; an Introduction by Ben Slater and Afterwords by Yuni Hadi and Zhang Wenjie.

SGIFF Key Art Exhibition: 25 Years of SGIFF Festival Guides

Dates: 1-31 December 2014
Venue: [email protected] | canvas
Since its inception, the SGIFF has comissioned both local and regional artists to design the cover for its festival guides. The cover serves as a platform inviting artsts to interpret film through different lenses. The Key Art exhibiion featured the covers of all 25 editions of the festival guide.

SGIFF Film Posters Exhibition: 25 Years of Singapore Films

Dates: 4-14 Dec 2014
Venue: SGIFF Festival Lounge, National Museum of Singapore
In line with the festival’s commitment of championing the distinct Singapore voice, the film poster exhibition will showcase the posters of brand new works screening in the Singapore Panorama section, as well as celebrated local films from previous editions of the Festival.