Founded in 1987, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. It has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics; and known for its dynamic programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region. Committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talent, its competition component, the Silver Screen Awards, brings together emerging filmmakers from Asia and Southeast Asia while paying tribute to acclaimed cinema legends. 
With its mentorship programmes, masterclasses and dialogues with attending filmmakers, the Festival also serves as a catalyst for igniting public interest, artistic dialogue, and cultural exchanges in the art of filmmaking. The SGIFF is organised by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organisation with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. 

The 30th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will be held in Singapore from 21 November 2019 to 1 December 2019.

Opening Film: Wet Season

21 November 2019, 8-10pm, Capitol Theatre • Tickets available from 22 October 2019

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The Festival opens with the highly anticipated second feature film by Singapore’s Anthony Chen, Wet Season. The film explores the complications and responsibilities of growing up, which fittingly anchors the SGIFF journey as it marks its 30th anniversary this year.

The film received 6 nominations at Taipei’s Golden Horse Awards, including Best Director, Best Leading Actress and Best Narrative. The film explores the complications and responsibilities of growing up, which fittingly anchors the SGIFF journey as the Festival marks its 30th anniversary this year. 

Moonlight Cinema

25 – 27 October 2019, 9-11pm, Gardens By The Bay, Supertree Grove Lawn • Free Admission

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The inaugural Moonlight Cinema kicked off to an exceptional reception last year! Running from 25 - 27 October 2019, Moonlight Cinema returns with three films that promise to delight. Join us for a night-out under the stars with these stories of dreams-chasing journeys and musical treats in anticipation of the 30th SGIFF end-November. 

Film-lovers can look forward to American comedy-drama Empire Records which follows a tight-knit group of young employees (starring Hollywood stars such as Liv Tyler and Renée Zellweger) who worked together to save their independent record store from being sold to a large chain. Award-winning Indian musical drama Secret Superstar will also be screened, featuring a teenage girl who lives amid domestic abuse and becomes a YouTube sensation after a video in which she hides her identity goes viral.

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