The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will return again for its 26th year this month with an exciting lineup of films curated from a total of 51 countries. Â Running fromÂ November 26 to December 6,Â the event will see films screend across several venues inÂ the city, such as Marina Bay Sands, National Museum of Singapore, Shaw Theaters Lido, National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, The Projector, and The Substation.Â A total of 146 films across 11 categoriesÂ will be showcased throughout the festival, withÂ Panay,Â which tells the story of Taiwan’s indigenous community, being the opening piece. Â The most-voted films from the various sections will be announced during the Silver Screen Awards to be held at Marina Bay Sands on November 5 and re-screened on the last day of the film festival.
â€śWe are now at the crossroads of a very exciting time for independent cinema and SGIFF meets the growing demand by bringing together a rich mix of filmmakers and showcasing their works”Â said SGIFF festival director, Zhang Wenjie. “The Festivalâ€™s film lineup was carefully curated from over 1,400 submissions received this year. Each film is significant in its cinematic presentation, and inspires with its rich perspective. But when put together in an ensemble, they also reflect the relevance of the festival in giving a voice to these independent storytellers, while identifying fresh approaches and innovation in the filmmaking industry.â€ť
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