40 films in 14 days at Singapore Chinese Film Festival.


Howdy! My nerves are currently vibrating in anticipation, I am beyond words to share how excited I am that Singapore Chinese Film Festival(SCFF), jointly organised by Singapore Film Society and SIM University's UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies, is back for the third time. 

Be prepared, you are about to indulge yourself in 40 Films over 14 days from 17-30 April. Similar to the past two years, these films will be screened across different section, Chinese Panorama (20 Films), Documentary Vision (5 Films) and Chinese Shorts Showcase (4 Films). In paying tribute to director Lee Hsing, SCFF will feature 11 of his film under Lee Hsing Classics Retrospective Programme. 

Similar to last year, there will be two film panels, Chinese Talkies, will be held. Both are "The Challenges and Opportunities of Filmmaking in Mainland China” and 'Tribute to Lee Hsing: A Life in Cinema” will be organised to get share their experiences in filmmaking.

 Chinese Panorama: A segment where films of acclaimed directors and newly discovered indie talents are being featured. 

Black Coal, Thin Ice. 

Other Titles to note: 

- Award winners such as Berlin Golden Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice, Golden Horse Best Actress winner Exit, Fruit Chan’s Midnight After (Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Critics Association Awards) and Midi Z’s Ice Poison (Best Director at the Taipei Film Festival).

- Endless Night In Aurora, a movie starring Rainie Yang based on the play by the late theatre director/actor Li Guo-Xiu, and adapted as a tribute to his father by Sven Lee.

- It Takes Two to Tango – first feature film in 10 years by Taiwan New Cinema figure Wan Jen. Besides attending the Q&A session for his film, Wan Jen will also participate in the Chinese Talkies panel discussion to pay tribute to director Lee Hsing.

Documentary Vision: Explore the different themes from socio-politcal, auto-biography to nostalgia and inspiration. 

The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse

- The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse, an ambitious documentary by Yang Li Chou which spans fifty years of Taiwan cinema and the socio-political history of the Republic of China. This will be the film’s international premiere after its world premiere in Taiwan.

- 03-Flats – the very first Singaporean documentary film to be screened at SCFF, directed by Looi Wanping, who is also making his debut feature documentary film.

- Imagining Evan Yang – renowned film critic and writer Shu Kei embarks on an in-depth discovery of Evan Yang’s life. Evan Yang is a writer as well as the film director of Cathay’s classics such as Mambo Girl.

Lee Hsing Classics: For the second year, SCFF presents a Classics retrospective programme. Paying tribute to Lee Hsing, who is highly regarded and referred to as Father of Taiwanese Cinema by reworded film critic Peggy Chiao. 11 of his films from different periods of his careers will be screened.

Ticketing information (Advance ticket sales starts from 2 April):
$13: General Public
$10: SFS and UniSIM Members (Only for tickets purchased at the cinema box office with valid
membership card)
$11*: Senior Citizens (aged 55 and above) for Lee Hsing Classics only
*SISTIC booking fee of $1 per ticket will apply.

Visit Singapore Film Society Official Website for full line-up. 

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