Friday, August 28, 2009

Sintok Singapore Film Festival Tokyo

Between 5th to 13th September next month, if you're residing in Tokyo, Japan or are heading up there, and are curious to know what Singapore films are like, then here's your chance! The inaugural Sintok (Singapore-Tokyo that is) Singapore Film Festival Tokyo will be organized at the swanky Cinemart Roppongi and features a great selection of feature length and short films from our country, complete with Q&A sessions with either directors-in-attendance, or online via Skype.

The feature films include Brian Gothong Tan's Invisible Children (which I have yet to see! Though it will be screened on local television screens this weekend), Colin Goh & Woo Yen Yen's Singapore Dreaming, Wee Li-Lin's Gone Shopping, Royston Tan's 4:30, Tan Pin Pin's documentaries Moving House and Singapore Gaga, Boo Junfeng's short films, and the first three feature films of Eric Khoo - Mee Pok Man, 12 Storeys and Be With Me.

For those who want to know more about the festival,
Sintok is a non-profit film festival and the Organising Committee members and professional subtitle translators are all volunteers. Due to the economic climate, there're less and less opportunities for "minor films" to be shown in Japan while there are many films that deserve attention. This is our attempt to show films of different variety within our limited fund, time, person power and expertise.

For more information, such as screening schedule, guests list and ticketing details, click here to get to the Festival Website.

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