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Director Stanley Kwan and Actor Daniel Dae Kim to be part of SGIFF's Jury

By Say Peng  /  12 Oct 2018 (Friday)

Daniel Dae Kim

The 29th Singapore Film Festival (SGIFF) continues its commitment in paving the way to provide opportunities and nurture the growth of up-and- coming regional talents in filmmaking through the Asian Feature Film Competition and Southeast Asian Short Film Competition of the Silver Screen Awards.

This year, leading figure of the Hong Kong New Wave, director Stanley Kwan will head the Asian Feature Film Competition Jury. Joining him on the panel of jury are Hollywood actor, director, and producer, Daniel Dae Kim; legendary Japanese cinematographer, Akiko Ashizawa; and acclaimed Canadian film producer, Sylvain Corbeil.

They will be judging the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance, and Special Mention.

Stanley Kwan

Kwan shared his personal experience in discovering his passion for filmmaking, "I enjoyed being in a dark theatre by myself, admiring the gleaming lights projected on the silver screen. I could enjoy the sense of joy and security movies gave me, as if no one else was around,” revealing the warmth that filmmaking has given him.

The Festival will also screen Kwan’s latest film, 'First Night Nerves', starring Sammi Cheng and Gigi Leung in its Asian Vision section.

Maike Mia Höhne

For the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition Jury, ​SGIFF 2018 features an all-women team, a nod to the progressive development in Asian cinema, and the celebration of diversity in filmmaking.

Maike Mia Höhne, curator of the Berlinale Shorts programme since 2007, will be leading the panel this year. Joining her on the panel are Filipino filmmaker, Shireen Seno; and Singapore filmmaker Kirsten Tan.

They will be judging the following categories – Best Southeast Asian Short Film, Best Singapore Short Film, Best Director, and Special Mention.

Shireen Seno

The 29th SGIFF which runs from 28 November to 9 December 2018, will be hosted across multiple Festival venues, including Capitol Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, The Cathay, Filmgarde Bugis+, Objectifs, and *SCAPE.

The full Festival line-up and ticketing details will be announced in end October 2018. For more information, please visit www.sgiff.com.
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