Year: 2019

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Singapore, 17 May 2019 – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) has appointed Taiwanese film curator, Kuo Ming-Jung, as its new Programme Director to lead the Festival alongside Executive Director, Yuni Hadi. Entering its 30th edition, the Festival continues its commitment to grow the independent film ecosystem in Southeast Asia through the introduction of the SGIFF Film Academy.

Singapore, 3 June 2019 – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is making waves by bringing noteworthy films with distinct voices closer to audiences in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with the launch of its inaugural edition of ​Travelling Waves ​and an all-new format of ​New Waves​.

Singapore, 16 September 2019 – Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) has gathered 9 local film and media personalities to share their self-portraits inspired by nature, as it celebrates 30 editions of championing local storytellers and their creative narratives.

Singapore, 7 October 2019 – A champion of Southeast Asian independent cinema, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) announced three commissioned short films anchored on the theme of celebration, by Southeast Asian directors Yeo Siew Hua (Singapore), Mouly Surya (Indonesia) and Anucha Boonyawatana (Thailand) today.

Singapore, 21 November 2019 – Award-winning Singapore filmmaker Anthony Chen, versatile actress Yeo Yann Yann, veteran theatre virtuoso Yang Shi Bin, and rising star Koh Jia Ler took to the red carpet at Capitol Theatre for the opening of the 30th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), to present the highly anticipated drama Wet Season (2019).

Singapore, 24 November 2019 – Award-winning Burmese filmmaker Midi Z and celebrated Taiwanese female leads Wu Ke-Xi and Hsia Yu-Chiao strutted down the red carpet at Capitol Theatre for their presentation of Nina Wu (2019), as part of the 30th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).

Singapore, 30 November 2019 – The 30th Singapore International Film Festival announced the winners of its Silver Screen Awards today, celebrating the best of filmmaking in the region. This year saw 14 awards being presented at the National Museum of Singapore, with the crowd-favourites Asian Feature Film Competition and Southeast Asian Short Film Competition awarding nine of them.

Singapore, 3 December 2019 – The 30th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) culminated on Sunday (1 Dec) after two weeks of film screenings and off-screen programmes that celebrated and showcased the best of independent cinema. The Festival brought together a record attendance of more than 110,000 festival-goers to engage with filmmakers from Singapore and the region in film screenings, panels, talks, exhibitions and masterclasses.