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SGIFF is committed to nurturing and championing homegrown talents, and to making new discoveries in the art of ﬁlmmaking. The festivities bring to this city a vibrant film experience and a deeper appreciation of its cinematic culture. The Festival means to inspire the widest public interest in the arts, and give thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to a wide range of World and Asian cinema.
SGIFF aims to open new perspectives and make new connections. Audiences will enjoy many activities including film screenings, master classes, fringe events, industry discussions and awards ceremonies. The promise of creative synergies between the film industry and other disciplines is what defines the Singapore International Film Festival.
With the Silver Screen Awards as an awards component, the Festival also recognizes excellence in Asian cinema in two main categories – the Asian Feature Film Competition, and the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition.
The Festival will consider films that are at least a Singapore premiere, have not been broadcast on TV nor made available on the Internet, and completed no earlier than 1 January 2016. All feature films from any country may be submitted for Festival consideration. Only Asian feature films and Southeast Asian Short films are considered for Competition.