Singapore Titles Land Record-Breaking Nominations at SGIFF After 25 Years
SGIFF returns for its 34th edition with 101 films
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) returns for its 34th edition, promising an unparalleled cinematic experience filled with record-breaking firsts.
This year, the festival proudly presents a diverse selection of 101 films from 50 countries, SGIFF is set to showcase the rich tapestry of international cinema, continuing its tradition of celebrating the art of storytelling through films, bringing together filmmakers, cinephiles, and audiences alike for an enriching and unforgettable cinematic journey.
Opening Film – Tiger Stripes
SGIFF’s choice of horror film Tiger Stripes as its Opening Film for the 34th edition holds immense significance as an internationally acclaimed film, directed by Amanda Nell Eu, not only made history as the first Malaysian film to clinch the prestigious Grand Prix prize at the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week, but was also the only Malaysian representation at Cannes.
Asian Feature Film Competition
Moreover, 2023 also marks a historic moment for Singapore at the 34th edition of the SGIFF as it boasts a remarkable achievement with three Singaporean films making their presence felt in the highly prestigious Asian Feature Film Competition in the past 25 years. Namely, Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Dreaming & Dying and Last Shadow At First Light.
One Festival, 20 World Premieres
The 34th edition of the SGIFF promises to be a cinematic extravaganza with a staggering 20 world premieres, showcasing the diversity and innovation of global filmmaking. Among these premieres are Valli from India, Eating air and The Maid from Singapore, A Year Of No Significance from New Zealand and The Tenants from South Korea.
Brand New Section – Landmark
Following the success of the launch of the Altitude category that is specially dedicated to showcasing the latest works by international cinematic masters in 2022, SGIFF is thrilled to announce the introduction of Landmark this year, a new section in partnership with the Asian Film Archive (AFA), focusing on the curation of newly-restored classics from different regions worldwide.
More information can be found on the Official SGIFF Website.