Singapore may be packed with film festivals throughout the year — there’s a new one almost every week — but the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), with its status as the biggest and longest-running festival, is surely the biggie most film buffs look out for every year. The 29th edition takes place from November 28 – December 9, featuring a total of 103 works sourced from 44 countries, spread out over 12 days.
It’s also a progressive platform — for example, the jury panel for the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition this year is an all-women team (including local director Kirsten Tan) — while the launch of the new SGIFF Film Fund means independent filmmakers in Singapore and Southeast Asia working in both fiction and non-fiction genres will be receiving grants to support their endeavours.
Ahead of the film fest, we’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets for the screening of fashion documentary The Gospel According To Andre, centred around Andre Leon Talley who was Vogue‘s creative director for well over a decade. Many would have seen his larger-than-life presence in documentaries like The September Issue, or on reality shows like America’s Next Top Model where he served as a judge. Now the spotlight is on him in this feature replete with archival footage and star power in the form of Diana Ross, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Valentino Garavani and his former boss, Anna Wintour.
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Contest ends 26 November 2018.
On the next page, more films that caught our eye from SGIFF’s 103-strong line-up.