SGIFF Back With A Bang

Star Studded Affair on Opening Night of the Singapore International Film Festival 

4 December 2014, SINGAPORE – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) opened with stars including world-renowned auteur John Woo, actresses Zhang Ziyi and Juliette Binoche and actor Tong Dawei walking the red carpet.  

John Woo and Zhang Ziyi are in Singapore for Woo’s latest film, The Crossing, an epic love story spanning half a century of modern Chinese history. Woo, who has been making movies for over 40 years including A Better Tomorrow and The Killer in the 1980s, as well as a series of box office hits such as Broken Arrow, Face/Off, and Mission: Impossible II, will also be conducting a master class for the public on 5 December 2014. 

Binoche will attend the Singaporean premiere of Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria (Sils Maria), screened in conjunction with 4th Rendezvous with French Cinema. Tickets for the film have already been sold out. 

Ken Kwek, director of Unlucky Plaza (Opening Film), also walked the red carpet with his cast including Epy Quizon, Guo Liang, Adrian Pang, Judee Tan and Shane Mardjuki. 

Yuni Hadi, Executive Director of SGIFF said: “The next 10 days will be filled with nearly 150 screenings of films from 50 countries across 11 sections. We will play host to more than 100 visiting guests from the Asia region and abroad, and this include highly acclaimed directors, actors, actresses, as well as new and upcoming emerging talent from the Southeast Asia region.”

She added: “Above all, the next 10 days will also see the exchange of meaningful conversations among filmmakers. Because SGIFF is not just an avenue of entertainment to filmgoers but more importantly, it provokes thought, stirs emotions, and makes one think outside the frame.  

For more details, please visit the SGIFF website at www.sgiff.com.  

SGIFF, which kicked off today until 14, focuses on groundbreaking Asian cinema and discovering new film talents from Southeast Asia. SGIFF is known for its dynamic film programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture. 

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Screening Venues: 

The festival will take place at multiple screening venues including Marina Bay Sands, Shaw Theatres Lido, National Museum of Singapore, The Projector (formerly Golden Theatre) and The Arts House. 

Ticketing Information: 

Tickets for SGIFF are available at all Sistic outlets, Website: www.sistic.com.sg and Hotline: +65 6348 5555.

  • Opening / Closing Films $25
  • Special Presentation Films $15 
  • All Other Films $12

* Ticket prices exclude Sistic booking fee

Discounts & Concessions:

  • Students, Senior Citizens and NSF – $1 discount for Opening / Closing Films and $0.50 discount for other films.
  • General Public – every booking of 10 tickets or more in a single receipt is entitled to a 10% discount.

For Media Enquiries, please contact: press.office@sgiff.com

About the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)

Founded in 1987, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. It has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics; and known for its dynamic programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region. Committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talent, its competition component, the Silver Screen Awards, brings together emerging filmmakers from Asia and Southeast Asia while paying tribute to acclaimed cinema legends. With its mentorship programmes, masterclasses and dialogues with attending filmmakers, the Festival also serves as a catalyst for igniting public interest, artistic dialogue, and cultural exchanges in the art of filmmaking. The SGIFF is organised by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organisation with Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/sginternationalfilmfestival/

About the Media Festival

Founded in 1987, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. It has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics; and known for its dynamic programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region. Committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talent, its competition component, the Silver Screen Awards, brings together emerging filmmakers from Asia and Southeast Asia while paying tribute to acclaimed cinema legends. With its mentorship programmes, masterclasses and dialogues with attending filmmakers, the Festival also serves as a catalyst for igniting public interest, artistic dialogue, and cultural exchanges in the art of filmmaking. The SGIFF is organised by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organisation with Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/sginternationalfilmfestival/

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