The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running ﬁlm event in Singapore.
Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. For many years until 2008, the Festival was helmed under the directorship of Lesley Ho, Teo Swee Leng and Philip Cheah. Yuni Hadi and Zhang Wenjie took over as co-directors in 2009, while Kirpal Singh continued its directorship in 2010, and Hamish Brown in 2011. Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic event in the Singapore arts calendar.
With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.
Always at the forefront of independent filmmaking, SGIFF continues to be a platform for both established and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their films to an audience of local and international film buffs.
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