The Singapore Film Festival will be making its return to New Delhi after a gap of two years, starting February 21.
The fourth edition of the event is scheduled to take place at the Siri Fort Auditorium-II from February 21 to 23. Organised by the Singapore High Commission in the Indian capital in partnership with the Directorate of Film Festivals, it will feature three feature films and three short films, followed by dialogues with filmmakers and critics.
The festival will open on Friday with Abbas Akbar’s film ‘Chennai 2 Singapore’ about an Indian filmmaker who travels to Singapore for investors to finance his movie. Akbar is a Singaporean director, screenwriter and actor, who has also worked in Tamil films and television.
Singapore High Commissioner Lim Thuan Kuan will deliver a speech on the occasion.
Short films ‘Melodi’, ‘BTO’ and ‘Life As it is’ will be followed by award-winning filmmaker Eric Khoo’s ‘Ramen’ on Day 2.
Khoo is credited for reviving the film industry in Singapore and putting the country's cinema on the international map in the mid-1990s. The film will be followed by a discussion with Indian film critic Murtuza Ali Khan. The closing film of the festival is ‘3688’, directed by Tan, to be screened on Sunday.
“In the spirit of cultural exchange, we wanted to share with our friends in India, works that have meaning for us Singaporeans. It was a matter of great pride for us to see two home-grown filmmakers’ works screen at international festivals. We hope that Indian audiences will enjoy the two films too,” Ong Chong Hui, first secretary at the Singapore High Commission said.
Entry at the festival is open to the public and is free on a first-come-first-served basis.