Experiencing the Festival
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) warmly invites you to return to the cinemas for its 33rd edition from 24 November to 4 December 2022. The 33rd Edition presents a diverse, inclusive range of over 101 films by filmmakers from all over the world. These carefully selected films speak of memories, emotions, inspired conversations and discussions — that together celebrate the continuity of film and storytelling in the cinematic community.
Join us as we experience the lineup of films as they were intended to be seen: on the silver screen.
The Festival opens its 33rd edition with Assault, directed by Adilkhan YERZHANOV, a major figure in Kazakh cinema. Assault is the Festival’s first-ever Central Asian opening film.
Asian Feature Film Competition
The Asian Feature Film Competition presents nine new films by directors making their first to third features. This year, six of these are directorial debuts, marking an exciting new generation of filmmakers in Asia.
Further and Further Away
Southeast Asian Short Film Competition
The Southeast Asian Short Film Competition presents 17 new films across four programmes. The variety and quality of these short films attest to the abundance of strong creative talents from the region.
Singapore Panorama presents the latest works by new and established talents in local filmmaking, with its finger on the pulse of the most exciting developments in Singapore cinema.
Spotlighting six genre favourites and cinematic highlights of the year, reinvigorating popular genre conventions with refreshing elements and captivating crowds with celebrated visions. Indulge in the thrills and spills of these offerings!
Platforming important new works by some of the most established filmmakers today. The section profiles six films as representative of the highest standards in contemporary filmmaking.
Scoping out strong festival discoveries and films of eclectic perspectives from all over the world, our selection of 10 international films will evoke curiosities as one traverses an array of emotions.
A showcase of eight new international works that present strong attitudes of personal, social and political consequences. As filmmakers convey their truths, we hope audiences will also find their own standpoint as they bear witness to a myriad of experiences.
Charting exciting directions and bold expressions in cinema today, affirming imaginative treatments of the moving image. With five double bills and three single features, audiences are encouraged to take a deep dive and revel in the wide range of filmic approaches.