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Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) 2019

November 21, 2019 - December 1, 2019

SGIFF celebrates stories of Asia, Southeast Asia and the world, through the art of film and the experience of cinema.

This, the 30th anniversary, includes a special expanded edition of Singapore Panorama.

Featuring universal themes, untold stories and independent cinema in the work of internationally acclaimed directors and Asia’s most promising filmmakers, the Festival offers over 90 feature and short films from 40 countries.

The various sections include :

  • Opening
  • Silver Screen Awards (an international competition with a dedicated category for Asian Cinema)
  • Southeast Asian Short Film Competition
  • Off Screen (discussions and exchanges of ideas)
  • Special Presentations (red carpet premieres of the most anticipated and talk about films)
  • Southeast Asian Short Film Competition
  • Asian Feature Film Competition
  • Singapore Panorama (latest independent feature and short films of Singapore)
  • Asian Vision (new works from renowned auteurs and future visionaries, developments shaping the Asian film landscape)
  • Cinema Today (distinctive perspectives from both masters and emerging names contributing to world cinema)
  • Midnight Mayhem (midnight screenings of the best in the action, horror, fantasy and thriller genres)
  • Classics (a century of Korean cinema, this year)
  • Focus (a curated section exploring themes inspired by the Festival’s theme)

New this year is the Filmmakers Present category, offering insights into the creative minds at work – a presentation of both the film and the filmmaker.

The Film Academy offers development programmes and outreach projects for upcoming filmmakers and film critics.

The Southeast Asian Film Lab is a collaborative space for mentors and filmmakers embarking on their first feature-length projects (with a Residency Prize and the Most Promising Project).

The Youth Jury & Critics Programme (a developmental programme through mentorship, to develop young critics).

A number of pre-Festival events include :

  • Outdoor screenings (Moonlight Cinema @ Supertree Grove Lawn, Gardens by the Bay, 25th to 27th October, 9.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m., Free Admission)
  • A photography exhibition (Nature’s Playground, 25th October to 1st December @ Supertree Grove Colonnade, Gardens by the Bay)
  • Workshops
  • Two creative sessions @ Naiise Iconic @ Jewel (2nd to 17th November)
  • Singapore Media Festival Village in Armenian Street(22nd to 24th November with family workshops and film screenings for all ages)

Multiple screening venues include Capitol Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, The Projector, Oldham Theater, Golden Village Grand @ Great World City and Filmgarde Bugis+.

Various times, dates and locations.

Festival Guide


November 21, 2019  
to December 1, 2019
S$5.00 - S$25.00
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Singapore International Film Festival Ltd