The Singapore Film Festival will be launched on 1st October, 2012 at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Delhi. The festival is being organized by the Singapore High Commission in partnership with the India Habitat Centre (IHC).
The films to be screened during the festival in Delhi are: 881 by Royston Tan, Singapore GaGa by Tan Pin Pin, Red Dragonflies by Liao Jiekai and Sandcastle by Boo Junfeng.
The inauguration will be attended by two film directors from Singapore, Roystan Tan and Boo Junfeng.
A graduate from the Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, Tan has numerous awards and short films to his credit. He won the Grand Prix at Bratislava Film Festival 2006 for his short, Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2007 for Monkeylove and the Best Director and the SIGNIS Award- Special Mention at the Beunos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2004 for 15:The Movie.
Boo is a graduate from the School of Film & Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. His debut feature film Sandcastle premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week in 2010. The film also won the Best Director and the NETPAC Jury Award at the Vietnam International Film Festival. He has numerous award winning short films to his credit. Some of them are A Family Potrait (2004), Stranger (2004), Tajong Rhu (2009), Lucky 7 / Omnibus (2008) and Bedok Jetty (2008).
The launch will also be attended by two noted Indian film makers, Anurag Kashyap and Anurag Basu.
The festival is scheduled to travel to Chennai from 6h – 7th December, 2012 and Mumbai from 10th – 12th December, 2012. The films to be screened here will be announced soon.
To book tickets contact Suchitra Singh from the Singapore High Commission at Suchitra_Singh@sgmfa.gov.sg