29th SGIFF: SG Originals | Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives


Talk and screening of commissioned documentary, in conjunction with Singapore Film Commission’s 20th Anniversary

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Singapore Film Commission has commissioned a documentary highlighting the history and evolution of the Singapore film industry. The documentary presents a reflective take on the development of local filmmakers and their community from the past to the present, and explores the next chapter for Singaporean films as the industry continues growing.


(From left to right: Joachim Ng, Eric Khoo, Kirsten Tan, Sanif Olek)

Joachim Ng is Director of Singapore Film Commission, a division within the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). Ng oversees industry development strategy for the film sector, including talent development and film production. Ng previously worked at the Media Development Authority, Infocomm Development Authority and Singapore Economic Development Board.

Eric Khoo placed Singapore on the global film map with Mee Pok Man (1995) and 12 Storeys (1997). His Be With Me (2005) and My Magic (2008) both screened at Cannes. Khoo has also produced features including 15, Sandcastle and Apprentice. He has served on juries at venues including Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam and the Asian Film Awards.

Kirsten Tan has won Best Southeast Asian Short Film (for Dahdi), Best Director (for Fonzi), and a Special Jury Prize (for 10 Minutes Later) at SGIFF. Her debut feature, POP AYE, won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at Sundance 2017, and the VPRO Big Screen Award at Rotterdam 2017.

Sanif Olek is a Singapore-based film and television director. His debut feature film, Sayang Disayang, was Singapore’s official entry to the 2015 Academy Awards. Sanif has earned multiple awards for writing and directing in television. His shorts have received acclaim for their authentic, raw Singaporean stories.

Official Website: sgiff.com


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  • Venue was changed to "Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore". Orig#385047 2018-11-05 06:43:54
Sat Dec 1, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM SGT
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Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore
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93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 Singapore
Singapore International Film Festival