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Singapore International Film Festival’s ‘New Waves - 2020’ Highlights Women Filmmakers

By Flora  /  15 Oct 2020 (Thursday)

Credit: Film still from 'A Hand Written Poster'

The year’s New Waves 2020 will celebrate the work of women creators who have been making their mark on cinematic culture. The programme shines a spotlight on women who are fearless, fierce and revolutionary, telling unusual and powerful stories, reflecting the past while evoking principles of change, necessary or desired. 

With female filmmakers at the centre, the films champion new voices, approach traditional messages from fresh angles, and have the potential to positively shape the way we look at our communities. 

The 2-day event, from 24-25 October, will feature short film screenings from around the region, covering a wide range of topics include representations of women, identity, culture, shared experiences, etc. Featuring - A Hand Written Poster (Dir. Eunmi Kwak), Blind Mouth (Dir. Siew-Hong Leong) and Home, and a Distant Archive (Dir. Dorothy Cheung), New Waves capture the diversity of work women have created behind the camera. 

Credit: SGIFF

24 – 25 October 2020
Oldham Theatre
Tickets at $5

Website: https://www.sgiff.com/newwaves/

Thereafter, join the online panel discussion “FOREGROUND AND BACKGROUND: WOMEN IN FILM” on the 25 October from 3.30pm - 5.30pm where a panel of artist-filmmakers - Nguyen Trinh Thi, Charlotte Lim, Jasmine Ng, and Silke Schmick will speak about how to approach subjects through the cinematic lens.

The Singapore International Film Festival is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore that has attracted filmmakers, creators and fans alike from all over the world. Known for its programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region, the SGIFF organises mentorship programmes, masterclasses and dialogues with attending filmmakers, and of course, the myriad of films to enjoy at the festival. 

The 31st Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will be held in Singapore from 26 November 2020 to 6 December 2020. 
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