Creative [SIN]ergy x Cinefest Productions announces the [SIN]efest web site on Singapore's National Day. [SIN]efest is UK's largest Independent Singapore Film Festival, showcasing Singapore Films over a 3 day period. The screening will be curated by celebrated Singapore filmmaker/ Director, Boo Jungfeng.
UKs largest independent Singaporean film festival launches in November.
London is set to be the host city for the inaugural [Sin]efest film festival to be based at several Central London venues over 3 consecutive days. The festival which seeks to raise international awareness of Singaporean cinema will screen a mixture of 5 feature length narrative and documentary films in addition to a selection of shorts, from new and established filmmakers. Rising young Singaporean film director Boo Jun Feng, whose debut feature “Sandcastle” screened in this year’s International Critics Week at Cannes, will be curating the film selection as well as hosting his own filmmaking workshop.
The [Sin]efest is the result of the first collaboration between one of the UK’s largest Singaporean cultural organisations, Creative [SIN]ergy and film production company and festival organiser, Flynn Film Co.
While Steven Flynn of Film Co explained why the festival is important to the current London cultural offering “Singaporean film has really enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. Increasing levels of inward investment into the Singaporean film industry has allowed more new as well as established Singaporean filmmakers get out there and make their films. And with more of those films gaining international awards attention now is really a great time to share as many of these with British audiences”.
The final film selection and dates for November will be announced in early September. Tickets will be available to buy online up to 6 weeks in advance from the official [Sin]efest website or from screening venues during the festival.