The Third Singapore Film Festival will take place in Delhi at the India Habitat Centre next month.
Organised by the Singapore High Commission in association with the Habitat Film Club, the August 5-7 event will feature a diverse mix of films specially selected to showcase Singapore’s creative talents.
“In India, Singapore carries an image of a cosmopolitan, technology-enabled nation. Through the Singapore Film Festival, we hope to show a softer and artistic side of our country,” Kester Tay, festival programmer and First Secretary at the Singapore High Commission, said.
The festival will open with “7 Letters”, Singapore’s official entry to the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category this year. The film features seven of Singapore’s top filmmakers who made seven short films, or “love letters”, on what Singapore means to them.
Rajagopal remains Singapore’s main artiste who makes films with an Indian perspective.
They include award-winning filmmakers Eric Khoo and Boo Junfeng, whose film “The Apprentice” showed in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
“Singapore Minstrel”, a film on Singapore’s street performers, will screen on August 6. The film revolves around Roy Payamal, a veteran Singaporean busker of Indian origin. Directed by Ng Xi Jie, it dives deep into Payamal’s life and art.
The festival will conclude with “Utter”, a series of three animation shorts based on three literary works by Singapore authors. The film premiered at the Singapore Writers’ Festival 2015 to critical acclaim.