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Meet The Filmmakers and Actors
Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is back with its 27th edition. SGIFF 2016 was opened on 23 November by its Chairman, Mike Wiluan.
It's part of Singapore Media Festival 2016 hosted by the Info-communications Media Development Authority. SMF 2016 is set to become one of Asia's leading international media events and covers SMF Ignite, SGIFF 2016, Asian Television Awards, 2016 Asia TV Forum & Market 2016, ScreenSingapore 2016, ciNE65 and CASBAA.
SGIFF Chairman Mike Wiluan and an international actress Michelle Yeoh at The Opening Night of SGIFF 27th Edition. Photo credit: 27th SGIFF & Bonnie Yap
The Asian premiere of Interchange will be attended by film director, Dain Iskandar Said, and the cast. It is accompanied by In Pursuit of a Happy Human Life directed by SGIFF 2015 Best Singapore Short Film recipient, Gladys Ng.
From left to right: Chew Kin Wah, Iedil Putra, Prisia Nasution, Michelle Yeoh, Nicholas Saputra, Dain Iskandar Said, Nadiya Nisaa, Alvin Wong, Chew Kin Wah. Photo credit: 27th SGIFF & Bonnie Yap
Tran Anh Hung, who won Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993 with The Scent of Green Papaya, is the recipient of IWC Filmmaker Award. Discover his influences in contemporary Vietnamese cinema by watching Eternity.
Tran Anh Hung and Yuni Hadi (SGIFF Executive Director). Photo credit: Singapore International Film Festival
The film festival has many segments. Ten films under Asian Feature Film section were selected by Naomi Kawase, Sunny Pang, Jocelyne Saab, and Herman Yau. Three programmes of SEA Short Films were selected by Bertrand Lee, Anderson Le, and Mira Lesmana.
Photo (clockwise from top) Naomi Kawase, Herman Yau, Mira Lesmana, Sunny Pang, Jocelyne Saab, Bertrand Lee, Anderson Le. Photo credit: 27th SGIFF
Since its introduction in 2008, Singapore Panorama becomes one of the most anticipated events. Asian Vision offers insights into the latest film developments across Asia. Cinema Today features new films by international filmmakers including those from the Slovak Republic, Colombia, Egypt and Australia. Imagine showcases the works of pioneer Vietnamese filmmaker Trinh Minh-ha, and local video artist and researcher Toh Hun Ping. Classics will bring overlooked gems of Asian and world cinema.
SGIFF also invites an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor Anurag Kashyap to hold a masterclass. Several talks are scheduled too.
Film-goers could browse the film list here. Tickets are available for purchase from SISTIC.