The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987, the Festival has become an iconic event in the Singapore arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics, and recognized worldwide for its focus on Asian filmmakers and the promotion of Southeast Asian films.

The two-week programme will see directors, producers, actors and actresses from countries in and around Asia for a vibrant and thrilling festival, filled with meaningful post-screening discussions, masterclasses, talks and developmental programmes.

The 29th edition of SGIFF will take place from 28 Nov – 9 Dec 2018. Follow us on our social media platforms for the latest updates.


There’s a certain magic at the film festival: the lights going down in the cinema, people coming together to share a communal experience and discover hidden cinematic gems.

Open your heart to these stories of our time — the ones that raise questions about the human condition, transcend cultural borders and bring to light perspectives beyond the everyday.

Key Visual by MAKE Design
Animation by Finding Pictures


This October, SGIFF partners with Gardens by the Bay to host two free outdoor screenings in the lead up to the film festival, as part of our commitment to celebrate storytelling through cinema.


As part of Singapore Media Festival’s Country of Focus initiative, the 2018 Singapore International Film Festival turns its spotlight onto the Philippines.