Filmmakers, lovers, critics and students have a reason to celebrate with the onset of the iconic Singapore International Film Festival.
This film festival is the most prominent and longest-running film festivals in Singapore having been held annually since 1987.
Singapore International Film Festival, 2023 Dates, Tickets & Program
The festival spans 12 days and screens more than 200 films from all over the world. Recognised by international film critics for its successful promotion of the Asian film industry, the festival has evolved to become one of the most popular festivals in Singapore with over 100,000 film lovers attending each year.
Fun-filled and educational, it strikes the delicate balance between education and entertainment. This event’s vast array of activities is enough to fill a film fanatic’s dreams.
Many films are screened here that have yet to be released commercially, which makes tickets to this festival sought after. Films are not only screened at the festival but award ceremonies are held where the festival honours celebrated films with awards in several different categories.
The event is also popular with film students seeking to extend their knowledge in film and prop making, camera work, screenwriting, make-up and visual effects. The festival provides a steady stream of education through its masterclasses, workshops, seminars and talks.
The Asian Feature Film Competition presents nine new films by directors making their first to third features. This year, six are directorial debuts, marking an exciting new generation of filmmakers in Asia.
The Southeast Asian Short Film Competition presents 17 new films across four programmes. The variety and quality of these short films attest to the region’s abundance of strong creative talents.
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.
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.
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 dive deeply and revel in the wide range of filmic approaches.
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.
So come on down to the Singapore International Film Festival and discover something new!
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