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New Waves 2019: Emerging Voices of Southeast Asian Cinema


Fri Jul 12 2019, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Sat Jul 13 2019, 11:00am–7:00pm

Where: *Scape, The Gallery (Level 5), 2 Orchard Link, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Cost: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: choonling

New Waves by Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) shines a spotlight on filmmakers who are making an impact through their storytelling, with a focus to build a film community in Southeast Asia. In this fourth edition, New Waves will take place over an intimate weekend, with screenings and a panel discussion. It will shine a spotlight on the past, present, and future generations making their mark in the region and beyond. Join the sessions and get a glimpse of these exciting works, in anticipation of the 30th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival in November 2019.

Highlights this year include a retrospective of short films produced by Akanga Film Asia and led by Fran Borgia; a spotlight on award-winning filmmaker Anthony Chen in anticipation of his sophomore feature Wet Season (2019); and Through Her Eyes, a curated line-up of films from the female perspective.

The SGIFF Film Academy (SFA) is the region’s first holistic training initiative to support Southeast Asian film talents and nurture film appreciation among the audience. A launch pad for mentorship, exchange of ideas and strengthening film literary, the developmental programmes—Southeast Asian Producers Network, Southeast Asian Film Lab, Youth Jury & Critics Programme, SGIFF Film Fund, New Waves, Film Immersion Programme for Schools and Film Navigation Programme—aim to enhance the capabilities of the regional film scene collectively.

New Waves is supported by Programme Partner *SCAPE and Festival Hotel ibis Singapore on Bencoolen. For more information, please visit SGIFF website.