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 https://sgiff.com/newwaves