Singapore Film Festival 2016 in Malaysia 14 – 17 JAN

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10 Singaporean films from late 90s to present lined up for the first ever Singapore Film Festival in KL, including the Malaysian premiere of 7 Letters

I’m sure at least some of you have already heard about this upcoming film festival thanks to the great fucking job by our beloved local Film Censorship Board. Censor all the fuck they want, it won’t stop me from catching the films. Singapore filmmakers have continuously made good movies, most memorable ones being Jack Neo’s usually meaningful comedy dramas, and if you loved those, you’d probably enjoy this line-up as well.

As mentioned in the header, this, surprisingly, will be the first time ever that our neighbour country is having a film festival here in Kuala Lumpur. It is the finale programme of Titian Budaya, a cultural season celebrating 50 years of friendship between Singapore and Malaysia and will feature 10 films from the late 90s to recent years, most notably 12 Storeys (1997) starring Jack Neo, multiple award-winner Ilo Ilo (2013), rare Malay-language musical film Sayang Disayang (2014), Banting (2014) about a young Muslim woman in hijab chasing her dreams of being a wrestler, and 7 Letters (2015) which will be having its premiere in conjunction with this festival.

Fans and aspiring filmmakers will also get a chance to be up close and personal with Singapore filmmakers in post-screening Q&A sessions with Royston Tan and Sanif Olek. For curious enthusiasts and serious film buffs, join the public forum “Cross-Causeway Cinema: Opportunities & Challenges” where Royston and Sanif will engage their Malaysian counterparts Dain Said and Liew Seng Tat in a lively discussion sharing their industry experiences and anecdotes.

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The films will be screened at GSC Pavilion KL and 1 Utama PJ from 14 to 17 January 2016. Tickets are available now! Purchase your tickets online at or at any GSC box office. Visit for more information.

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