For decades, filmmakers have defied conventions to make movies that revolutionised style, technique, and treatment of subject matter. They have worked tirelessly against the status quo to create powerful films. For the 10th anniversary, Perspectives celebrates these mavericks – filmmakers, characters, and even institutions – who push against the mainstream. They are iconoclasts, refusing to conform to the social, political, institutional or technical boundaries that might limit their cinematic vision.
Singapore's one and only student-run film festival, Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema (20-29 October 2017) celebrates their 10th anniversary this year with their biggest programme yet—an eclectic international selection of 11 films centering on the theme of Rebels. Whether it is defying social norms or going against institutional systems, the festival presents works from filmmakers who have inspired the world with their daring and unconventional ideas.