The 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will take place from 23 November – 4 December 2016. Save the dates and join us as we celebrate the stories of Asia, Southeast Asia, and the world as told through the art of film and the experience of cinema!

The Festival captivates 12,000 audience members annually with over 100 films from around the world. Through film screenings, post-show discussions, masterclasses and talks, discover universal themes and untold stories in the work of internationally acclaimed directors and Asia’s most promising filmmakers.

Founded in 1987, SGIFF has become an iconic event in the Singapore arts calendar, known for its dynamic programming and focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region.


Get immersed in the pulse of the Festival with over 160 films to choose from at eight venues across the city! Lookout for the “Filmmaker-in-Attendance” mark to catch guest directors for an introduction or post-show discussion.

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Opening Film Interchange and Special Presentation Film The Road to Mandalay:
Imagine Films: Pay as you wish
All other films:


Tran Anh Hung

Naomi Kawase

Herman Yau

Anurag Kashyap

Fruit Chan

Darren Aronofsky

Learn first-hand from our directors-in-attendance and guest filmmakers as they share their experiences and insights on their career beginnings and love for film.

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Refundable registration fee: $5
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Discover the latest developments in cinema and filmmaking from our industry professionals and guest curators, with our series of talks at the festival.

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• Dialogue Session: Mutating Mythologies – Hybrid Cinema of Latin America
• Future of Cinema Forum – Independent Film: Navigating the Digital Space
• SG Originals: Actors Unscripted with Jack Neo
• SG Originals: Developing Screenplays in Singapore
• SG Originals: Elevated Your Story Through Sound Design
• SG Originals: Exploring VR360 in Short Films


Special Presentation:


Special Presentation:


Cinema Legend:

Get up close and personal with some of our esteemed guests, from award-winning directors to star-studded cast from our Special Presentation films.

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Take part in voting for the Audience Choice Award. Whether you’re a first-time Festival goer or an avid cinephile, we want your vote! The Audience Choice Award is open to any feature film in the Festival. Audiences are invited to cast their vote by completing a simple ballot at the end of each screening. The winning film will be announced and re-screened on the last day of the Festival for all to enjoy! Voters stand a chance to win exclusive prizes!

Support the Festival

SGIFF is a non-profit organisation and relies on the generosity and dedication of our patrons, supporters, volunteers and film communities in Singapore and around the region. Find out how you can contribute to the Festival.

Explore Past Festivals

Read more about the past iterations of the Singapore International Film Festival, founded in 1987.