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SGIFF 2021 forum to feature Edwin, Yeo Siew Hua, Angeli Bayani, Ladya Cheryl, Yeo Yann Yann

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The 32nd edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will be held from November 25, 2021 to December 5, 2021. For this edition’s forum, five distinct panel discussions will take place during the festival, which are mostly in-person at The Projector and The Arts House in Singapore.

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Distinguished speakers include Indonesian film director Edwin, who is behind the SGIFF 2021 opening film “Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash,” and award-winning Singaporean director Yeo Siew Hua. They are both winners of the Locarno Film Festival’s Golden Leopard award.

Established Asian actors Angeli Bayani, Ladya Cheryl and Yeo Yann Yann will also feature. They will explore their roots in independent filmmaking and how they have navigated their careers domestically and internationally as actors from Southeast Asia.

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In Conversation: Edwin, Yeo Siew Hua 

November 27, 2021, Saturday, 11.30 a.m. | 90 Min | The Projector, Redrum | Tickets at $5 

Indonesian director Edwin and Singaporean director Yeo Siew Hua are the last two Golden Leopard recipients out of only three Southeast Asian winners in the whole history of the Locarno Film Festival. Building on the momentum of their recent wins, they will be in conversation to reflect on Edwin’s career and to share their aspirations for our region’s cinema. 

Singapore Panorama: A Cosmopolitan Perspective 

November 27, 2021, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. | 90 Min | The Projector, Redrum | Tickets at $5 

A panel of industry professionals with an international viewpoint share their impressions, contributions and prospects of the local film scene. What can we learn from these players who have an eye on the world and a hand in shaping Singapore cinema? 

Speakers: 

  • Panuksmi Hardjowirogo: c-founder of M’GO Films and producer of ‘Scene, UnSeen’ and ‘The Anatomy of Time’, both films showing at SGIFF 2021 
  • Fran Borgia: founder of Akanga Film Asia and Programme Specialist for SGIFF 2021
  • Heo Chul: filmmaker and Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 
  • Kuo Ming-Jung: film programmer and former SGIFF Artistic Director

In Conversation: Angeli Bayani, Ladya Cheryl, Yeo Yann Yann 

November 30, 2021, Tuesday, 8.00 p.m. | 60 Min | Zoom | Free to attend 

Angeli Bayani, Ladya Cheryl and Yeo Yann Yann are established actors of the same generation in their respective countries, involved in film productions with various auteurs. With roots in independent filmmaking, how have they navigated their careers domestically and internationally as actors from Southeast Asia? 

Tickets will go on public sale on November 9, 2021 at 12 p.m. via SISTIC. The SGIFF 2021 will present a diverse, inclusive range of over 100 films by filmmakers from more than 40 countries and films categorized under Asian Feature Film and Southeast Asian Short Film competitions.

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