A press conference was held on the latest news on the 34th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) which is set to captivate audiences from 30th November to 10th December 2023

LATEST – With the highly anticipated return of prestigious Cinema Icon and The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Awards, with the former honouring the renowned Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing 范冰冰, we bring you the further updates and highlights of the festival below following a recent press conference held on 26th October 2023:

Highlights of the Festival:

  • Singapore will be proudly presenting three competition films: “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Dreaming & Dying,” and “Last Shadow at First Light.”
  • Fan Bingbing’s groundbreaking film “GREEN NIGHT” will be shown at the festival. The film which was premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February heralds a new era in her illustrious career.
  • With over 100 films hailing from 50 countries, including 20 world premieres spanning 13 nations, this year’s Festival promises a global cinematic extravaganza.

Value of Awards
Following the announcement of the return of the awards, Ms Emily J Hoe, Executive Director of the SGIFF shared her thoughts at the press conference: “For many, an award is a stamp of recognition or a form of approval by fellow industry players but it does much more. In the film industry, an award sets the stage for better films to be produced, reinforcing it as a platform for not
only recognising excellence but also shaping the future of the industry for the film ecosystem.”

“This recognition not only propels the works of producers onto the global stage but also significantly influences
consumers’ film choices. We are honoured that SGIFF has served as the premier platform for over three decades,
fostering a space where filmmakers, cinephiles, and film enthusiasts can converge over shared interests.
Simultaneously, it has played a pivotal role in elevating the contributions of the independent Asian film industry,” continued Ms

To view online or download your own copy of the 34th SGIFF Guide click here