UPDATE: We have currently reached full capacity and registrations are now closed. Thank you for the love and support, we’ll see you at Moonlight Cinema!

Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will host its fourth edition of Moonlight Cinema over two days in August, where audiences can enjoy free film screenings that spotlight the whimsical and magical side of Singapore. Held in partnership with Gardens by the Bay, the programme celebrates storytelling through film and runs on 20 and 22 August 2021.

The Moonlight Cinema series this year includes a slate of notable Singapore films by directors Royston Tan, Tan Pin Pin and Ng Xi Jie.

Join us for a night out with these stories that uncover the creative side of Singapore, in anticipation of the 32nd SGIFF at the end of November.

All films are rated PG. Screenings will be held at 7.30pm on 20 August 2021, 5pm and 7.30pm on 22 August 2021 at the Flower Field Hall, Gardens by the Bay. Admission is free with confirmed registration.

The protection and safety of our attendees remains our top priority at SGIFF. In view of the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, we have stepped up our precautionary measures in line with the latest Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines. We are working with our partners and vendors to ensure the necessary safety measures are in place, and are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all our attendees. Please note that conditions of entry may need to be adjusted according to the prevailing government guidelines. We look forward to seeing you at Moonlight Cinema!

Programme Date/Time

Fri, 20 August, 7.30PM: 3688
Sun, 22 August, 5.00PM: Singapore Gaga
Sun, 22 August 7.30PM: Singapore Minstrel

Venue

Gardens by the Bay, Flower Field Hall

Admission

FREE
Confirmation will be issued upon registration

Programme Lineup

3688 (PG)

DIRECTED BY ROYSTON TAN

3688 centres on a parking attendant named Fei Fei who has always dreamt of becoming a singer like her famous idol and namesake – the legendary Taiwanese singer Fong Fei Fei.

DATE/TIME

Friday 20 August 2021, 7:30pm (Sharp)

DURATION

99 mins

ADMISSION

Free
We have currently reached full capacity for this event and registrations are now closed. Thank you for the love and support, we’ll see you at Moonlight Cinema!

VENUE

Gardens by the Bay, Flower Field Hall

SINGAPORE GAGA (PG)

DIRECTED BY TAN PIN PIN

Singapore GaGa is a paean to the quirkiness of the Singaporean aural landscape. It reveals Singapore’s past and present with a delight and humour that makes it a necessary film for all Singaporeans.

DATE/TIME

Sunday 22 August 2021, 5:00pm (Sharp)

DURATION

54 mins

ADMISSION

Free
We have currently reached full capacity for this event and registrations are now closed. Thank you for the love and support, we’ll see you at Moonlight Cinema!

VENUE

Gardens by the Bay, Flower Field Hall

SINGAPORE MINSTREL (PG)

DIRECTED BY NG XI JIE

Roy Payamal is the wildest busker of a country ranked the world’s most emotionless society. Singapore Minstrel is an invitation into his beautiful mind, a magical, trying universe where art and life dialogue in a tropical dream.

DATE/TIME

Sunday 22 August 2021, 7:30pm (Sharp)

DURATION

91 mins

ADMISSION

Free
We have currently reached full capacity for this event and registrations are now closed. Thank you for the love and support, we’ll see you at Moonlight Cinema!

VENUE

Gardens by the Bay, Flower Field Hall

Important Announcements: COVID-19 Advisory and FAQs

Why have Moonlight Cinema as a fully vaccinated event?

In line with prevailing Government-mandated safe management measures, SGIFF has decided to convert our event to fully vaccinated screenings on 20 and 22 August 2021. This will enable us to increase our allowable capacity from the current 50 pax to over 100 pax, and to provide the experience for a wider audience to enjoy! 

Screenings are reserved for guests who:

  • Are fully vaccinated, i.e. have received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnatry, Moderna or the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines, with an additional 14 days for the vaccine to be fully effective
  • Have recovered from COVID-19 and are within 270 days of your first positive PCR test and with a valid Pre-Entry Testing exemption certificate

Guests who do not meet the above two criteria may produce a valid Approved Document with negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result to attend these screenings. Please ensure that your test result is valid at the time of your screening till the screening ends. Self-test kits are not valid, visit the MOH website for a list of approved clinics to get your ART/PCR test.

What are the approved vaccines that are eligible?

Currently, the approved vaccines are the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, Sinovac and other COVID-19 vaccines under the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL).

How do I prove my vaccination status?

You are required to present proof of vaccination via the TraceTogether App, HealthHub App or vaccination certification to our staff at the door before entering the screening. 

SGIFF reserves the right to deny entry to guests who are unable to produce the necessary documentation and will be following the MOH Approved Document guidelines.

Where can I find a list of MOH-approved ART/PCR test providers?

Visit the MOH website for a list of approved clinics to get your ART/PCR test. The validity of a negative ART/PCR Test result is 24 hours from the time the patron was registered at the testing premises to take the test. Please ensure that your test result is still valid at the time of your screening till the screening ends, and produce a valid Approved Document by approved test providers stating your results and the duration of validity of your results (“COVID-19 Test Result Notice(s)”) along with your Government-issued photo identification (e.g. NRIC, FIN or Passport) to our staff for verification. You will not be allowed to enter or remain in the Flower Field Hall if your test certificate has expired.

I have already gotten my first jab, can I watch the screening?

You must be FULLY vaccinated with BOTH jabs, and 14 days have passed after the second dose of the approved vaccine, to watch the screening. It will then be reflected on your TraceTogether/HealthHub app that you are vaccinated.

You can still attend the screening if you have a negative ART/PCR Test result and can show us a valid Approved Document.

If I am fully vaccinated but I don’t have the TraceTogether App or Health Hub App, what can I do to prove that I am fully vaccinated?

The process will be as follows:

  • Visit one of the private healthcare providers providing this service 
  • The healthcare provider will do the following:
    • Sight of individual’s overseas vaccination documentation; individuals without a vaccination documentation do not qualify for this verification service
    • Perform the appropriate serology testing 
    • Update individual’s overseas COVID-19 vaccination record(s) to the National Immunisation Registry as long as the individual has (i) an overseas COVID-19 vaccination documentation, and (ii) serology test result is positive.  

You may find a list of healthcare providers offering this service at the MOH website.

My child cannot be vaccinated but I am fully vaccinated, can we watch the screening?

Your child** has to produce a valid Approved Document with a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result. 

**Children under 12 years old do not need an ART/PCR test result and are able to watch the screening. 

If there is more than one child in your group, all children must be from the same household. Other vaccinated individuals can be from different households as the child(ren). Adults bringing more than one child might be asked to provide proof that the children reside in the same household.

My friend/family member is fully vaccinated but I’m not, can I watch the screening with him/her?

Yes, if you have a valid Approved Document with a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result.

Are there safe-distancing measures put in place?

Prevailing Safe Distancing Measures will continue to apply in screenings such as no interaction with any persons out of your group or zone.

Do I need to wear a mask during the screenings?

Yes, you are required to wear a mask at all times.

I booked tickets for the screenings even though I am (or a member of my group is) not fully vaccinated, what should I do?

You may visit a MOH-approved clinic to get your ART/PCR test 24 hours before the screenings, alternatively you may contact us at enquiries@sgiff.com to cancel your booking.

Why are expanded slots allowed for only 2 per booking?

SGIFF has made a conscious decision to honour the previous 2-person guidelines when we first started registrations. This is to maintain fairness of our bookings when opening up new slots to allow for more participants in a vaccination-differentiated event. 

For more information, please refer to the latest COVID-19 guidelines at https://www.gov.sg/article/updates-to-p2ha-from-10-august-2021  

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