24th Singapore International Film Festival Wants You to "Watch Different"
The Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) will be hitting the sunny shores of Singapore again this year from the 15th to 25th of September 2011.
In its 24th year, SIFF aims to introduce film aficionados to a wider offering, as well as provide a platform to develop the thriving local film industry. Look forward to a showcase of more than 100 international and Asian films, that includes the spectacular 3D documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” by Werner Herzog about the Chavet Cave in southern France, as well as riveting German 3D dance documentary, “Pina”, which explores the legacy of the late modern-dance pioneer, Philippina "Pina" Bausch.
Not forgetting aspiring film makers as well, there will be movie-making workshops that include a series of sessions on propmaking, visual effects, make-up, camerawork and story concepts. Also included are talks by local fim makers and companies plus for the animators out there, animation pioneers such as Lucasfilm, Blackmagic Design, Double Negative Visual Effects, One Animation and Infinite Frameworks will be present for an animation symposium.
This year’s film festival will also see the annual Silver Screen Awards held at the newly-refurbished Shaw Lido on 23 September 2011.
The 24th Singapore International Film Festival details are as follows:
Date: 15 – 25 September 2011
Primary screening venue: Shaw Lido
Secondary screening venue: Sinema Old School and The Arts House
Venue for workshops, talks and symposium: LASALLE School of the Arts
Ticketing information: Tickets will be available from SISTIC from end-August