What Is It?
The third installment of the Singapore Film Festival is being hosted at India Habitat Centre, in collaboration with the Singapore High Commission. Spread over three days, the festival will showcase three films – 7 Letters, an anthology of seven short films; Singapore Minstrel, based on an Indian-origin busker; and Utter, a series of three animated shorts.
Entry is free and anyone is welcome to walk in for a glimpse of Singaporean culture. Each screening is to be followed by an interactive session with a participating filmmaker, which also promises to be pretty enlightening.
Who Is It For?
For anyone interested in world cinema, especially from the often overlooked South Asian side of the globe. The variety of films being screened has something for everyone. Plus, anyone curious about the craft of filmmaking and the creative processes employed can gain something from the talks.
Why Should I Go For It?
To get some insight into Singapore and certain nuances of its society and culture, recognise the more humane side and the artistic potential of a country popularly known only for its technology and tourism, and maybe find a few parallels between them and us.
Seats are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis, so make sure you reach well in time to grab good ones.
When: Aug 5 - 7
Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Estate
Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh
Timings: 7pm onwards
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