ASIAN FEATURE FILM COMPETITION WINNER: A LAND IMAGINED

Catch this year’s Best Asian Feature Film, together with a screening of the Best Southeast Asian Short Film

9 DEC, SUN / 2.00PM / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE

Be among the first to watch the future of Asian Cinema at this screening of our 2018 winners. For over 20 years, SGIFF’s Silver Screen Awards has provided a platform for the newest works from Asia. Winners include now-prolific names such as Im Kwon-taek for Sopyonje (1994), Tsai Ming-liang for Vive l’Amour (1995), Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Uzak (2004) and Brillante Mendoza for Slingshot (2008), as well as local filmmakers Eric Khoo for Pain (1994), Jack Neo for Replacement Killers (1998), Abdul Nizam for Datura (1999), Royston Tan for Sons (2000) and Boo Junfeng for A Family Portrait (2005).

In recent years, the Best Asian Feature Film went to Chaitanya Tamhane for Court (2014), India’s official entry to the 2016 Academy Awards; Gurvinder Singh for The Fourth Direction (2015); Deepak Rauniyar for White Sun (2016), Nepal’s entry to the Academy Awards; and Iranian filmmaker Ali Asgari for his debut feature, Disappearance (2017).

The Short Film winners were Kirsten Tan, Lucky Kuswandi, Wregas Bhanuteja and Carlo Francisco Manatad.

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

Treat yourself to a surprise screening of what you, our audience, have rated as your favourite feature film of the 29th SGIFF

9 DEC, SUN / 4.30PM / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE

Be sure to cast your vote after every Feature Film screening at the Festival, to give your favourite film a chance to win the Audience Choice Award. The winner—to be announced at 23:59 hrs on 8 December 2018—will be the most popular film rated by audiences across the different sections of the Festival: Festival Opening & Special Presentation, Asian Feature Film Competition, Singapore Panorama, Asian Vision, Cinema Today, Classics, Midnight Mayhem and Focus.

First introduced in 2015, the Audience Choice Award gives an insight to what inspires us and reveals the stories that spark our collective interests. Films that won the popular vote in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are, respectively, Sailing a Sinking Sea by Olivia Wyatt, Absent Without Leave by Lau Kek-Huat and Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name.

Will this year’s voters follow in the same vein? Find out on the last day of the Festival as we cap the festivities with this closing screening.