RELEASE OF SWALLOW (2019) ON SHAW’S VIRTUAL CINEMA PLATFORM
WITH DIRECTOR Q&A
Singapore Film Society and Shaw Organisation are pleased to inaugurate their new collaboration to curate and showcase quality international movies on Shaw Theatres’ virtual cinema platform. The new Shaw release, Carlo-Mirabella Davis’ SWALLOW, is first of a series of Shaw releases to be jointly presented as an exciting new extension of the cinema experience in Singapore.
MINDS FILM FESTIVAL 2020
The festival, aimed toward raising awareness for people with intellectual disabilities, will see films from all over the world — a reminder that no matter what nationality, colour or degree of ability, we are all still one human race.
SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Singapore Film Society and Centre for Chinese Studies, Singapore University of Social Sciences are happy to announce the 7th edition of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival, which will be held over 11 days from 18 April to 28 April at Golden Village Suntec City, Golden Village VivoCity, The Arts House Screening Room and Filmgarde Bugis+.
JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Singapore Film Society, in collaboration with the Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore and The Japan Foundation are thrilled to announce the new edition of the annual Japanese Film Festival will be held from 18 January to 10 February 2019, with 31 films in 3 sections.
MIDDLE EAST FILM FESTIVAL 2019
The Middle East Film Festival returns from 10–16 January 2019 at Golden Village VivoCity with a specially-curated programme that celebrates the culturally-diverse cinemas of the region with films from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkey. MEFF 2019 is presented by the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore and supported by the Singapore Film Society.
SFS 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND SHIRKERS PREMIERE
Singapore Film Society commemorates 60 years of film appreciation in 2018 with a 60th Anniversary celebration and the Premiere of SHIRKERS on Saturday, 20 October at the Capitol Theatre.
MINDS FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Dedicated to promoting awareness and empathy for People with Intellectual Disabilities through film, the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) Film Festival is back for its third consecutive year. MINDS Film Festival is jointly organised by MINDS and Singapore Film Society.
SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Singapore Film Society and Centre for Chinese Studies, Singapore University of Social Sciences are happy to announce the sixth edition of the Singapore Chinese Film Festival which will be held over 10 days from 27 April to 6 May at Golden Village Suntec City, Golden Village VivoCity, Capitol Theatre, The Projector, National Museum of Singapore and LASALLE College of the Arts.
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Japanese Film Festival
The Japanese Film Festival has been a mainstay in Singapore’s vibrant film festival landscape for decades. First started in 1983, it is one of the longest running film festivals in Singapore.
The main objective of the festival is to promote the appreciation of Japanese cinema and culture in Singapore, and to deepen the bonds within the community of Japanese film fans. It focuses on showcasing critically-acclaimed arthouse films, mainstream contemporary features as well as short films.
The Japanese Film Festival is a collaboration between Singapore Film Society, Japan Creative Centre, and the Embassy of Japan.
Singapore Chinese Film Festival
Launched in 2013, the Singapore Chinese Film Festival (SCFF) is co-founded and organised by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and the Singapore Film Society (SFS). SCFF is held in April/May of each year, and its objective is to promote the appreciation of Chinese cinema, culture, and values.In particular, the organisers aim to showcase the diverse cultural aspects of Chinese communities around the world
SCFF films are selected predominantly from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. These films are screened in their original languages, including the different Chinese dialects. In addition, SCFF also screens non-Chinese language films that are made by ethnic Chinese filmmakers.
MINDS Film Festival
Since 2016, MINDS has sought to broadcast powerful, interwoven stories that spark conversations and create awareness to support persons with intellectual disability (PWIDs) and those diagnosed with autism. The medium of film can powerfully and effectively personify and convey the values and beliefs of this community in a way that no media can.
Over the years, the annual MINDS Film Festival has become a unique platform to showcase the meaningful narratives and uplifting possibilities that PWIDs experience. It hopes to build an inclusive community for our differently-abled friends with the support of the community.
Ethics Film Festival
First launched in 2017, the ACCA Ethics Film Festival aims to bring together a community of like-minded professionals to discuss and address ethical issues and challenges embedded in the finance industry. The festival will advocate ethics and how professional accountants are custodians of trust in an increasing digital age.
The festival aims to promote conversations amongst the public and private sectors about Ethics – an integral principle of any finance professional. It will influence and shape the accountancy profession – as economies evolve in this digital age.
In celebration of our 60th anniversary, SFS collaborated with Netflix to organise the premiere of Sundance Award-winning SHIRKERS.
SHIRKERS was exclusively released on Netflix, and we’ve had the amazing opportunity to organise a physical screening of this film (one of only two theatrical screenings in Singapore, both organised by SFS).
The film premiered in the historic Capitol theatre, coupled with an outdoor exhibition, musical performances, and appearances by the director Sandi Tan, and the cast and crew of the film.
In 2018, in collaboration with Netflix, SFS organised a theatrical screening of ROMA in Filmgarde Cineplexes, with internationally renowned director Alfonso Cuarón, who flew into Singapore for a dialogue session with the audience.
Local director Boo Junfeng moderated the Q&A and the audience was able to gain exclusive insight to behind-the-scenes of ROMA. It was a captivating, engaging and educational dialogue session, with many questions from the audiences.