Here’s our roundup of the three remaining film festivals in Singapore, featuring Japanese films, interpretations of time, and groundbreaking creations that revolves around the Asian culture.

1. Japanese film festival

Now-5 Nov: One of the oldest country-based film festivals in Singapore, Japanese Film Festival has functioned as the gateway to the world of Japanese cinema and culture since 1983.

Showcasing the best of both Japanese contemporary and classic cinema, this year’s line-up places the spotlight on the human interactions and lived experience, regardless of whether they are intimate, powerful or unsettling stories.

Popular contemporary films include the animated films Akira (1988) and Blue Thermal (2022), exploring themes on corruption, religion, destruction and rebirth, as well as romance respectively. Meanwhile, classic black and white films include The Wandering Princess (1960), a Japanese romantic drama film set during the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.

The remaining films to be screened are Ghost In The Shell (1995), The Wandering Princess (1960), Girls of Dark (1961), Akira (1988), and Love Under The Crucifix (1962). Details of the screening date and time are available on their website.

Tickets for each are now available on the website, with standard price set at $15

Japanese Film Festival

The Projector, 6001 Beach Rd, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Oldham Theatre, 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868

2. Perspectives Film Festival

27-30 Oct: Singapore’s first and longest student-run festival, Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema (PFF22) celebrates its 15th anniversary with the theme “It’s Time…”

“This year’s festival is anchored in innovative explorations of time through form and content, testifying to the richness of film’s temporality. Our line-up delves into the various interpretations of time while catering to a diverse audience, from documentary to movie fanatics,” said Jolie Fan, Festival Director of PFF22.

The festival opens with Memory Box (2021), a reanimation of a painful past. When a teenager from Montreal receives an unexpected box of memorabilia, she unlocks mysteries of her mother’s hidden past that dates back to the Lebanese Civil War.

On the last day, PFF22 presents Scala (2022), a tribute to Thailand’s disappearing standalone cinemas, followed by a panel discussion with Scala’s director, Ms Ananta Thitanat and a film archivist from Asian Film Archive. Mr Chew Tee Pao.

Details of the screening date and time are available on their website, and tickets can be purchased online from $11.5.

Perspectives Film Festival

Location: Oldham Theatre, 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868

3. Singapore International Film Festival

24 Nov-4 Dec: The longest running film festival in Singapore, the Singapore International Film Festival aims to provide a voice for for groundbreaking Asian Cinema in the region.

Its extensive slate of independent genre across a wide range of genres that suitable for casual and hardcore film lovers. Expect up to more than 100 films in the week. More information on the line-up will be shared closer to the festival.

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Singapore International Film Festival

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