Singapore International Film Festival 2022 features 101 films from 50 countries

The festival will run from Nov 24 to Dec 4.

Fitri Mahad

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Published: 14 November 2022, 5:12 PM

The 33rd edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will see 101 films from across 50 countries.

Running from Nov 24 to Dec 4, festival-goers can choose from 10 programmes at SGIFF including film competitions, and screenings of local and international works.

The festival will open with Kazakhstan thriller Assault, to be screened at Projector X at 8pm on Nov 24.


The film takes place at a high school in rural Kazakhstan sieged by masked gunmen and follows a “motley crew of staff and parents” that have assembled to save the children. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM SGIFF’S WEBSITE


The festival programme also includes two competitions: The Asian Feature Film Competition, which will feature nine films and the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition, which will feature 17 films. 

Of the nine films in the Asian Feature Film Competition, six will be directorial debuts – including Russian film Convenience Store and Indonesian film Autobiography

The Southeast Asian Short Film competition will see the 17 films spread across four programmes that range from PG13 to R21. 

Visitors can look forward to films such as Vietnamese sci-fi comedy Fix Anything, where a father ropes in his son for exploits using his DIY “memory eraser” van in an one-night adventure. 

Another film to expect is Crystallised Memory from Thailand. The film follows a monk’s son as he spends his days near the temple where his father disappeared, while crystals mysteriously grow on a bird’s nest in the premises.


Crystallised Memory is rated R21 and has a runtime of 18 minutes. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM SGIFF’S WEBSITE


Those who want to support local need to look no further than Singapore Panorama, a programme presenting the latest works of “new and established talents” in local filmmaking. 

Crime thriller Geylang follows an aid worker, pimp, sex worker, doctor, cigarette seller and political candidate as they cross paths on the eve of election nomination day. 

Baby Queen showcases the life of drag queen Opera Tang and chronicles her queer journey from coming-out as a drag queen to dressing up her 90-year-old grandma in drag.


Geylang is directed by Singaporean film producer-director Boi Kwong, whose previous features include Number 1 and Zombiepura. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM SGIFF’S WEBSITE


The full slate of programmes and films can be found on SGIFF’s website. Venues and timings vary based on the films. 

Tickets for the Festival Opening are priced at $25, and tickets for all other films at $15. Those who create an SGIFF account for the first time will enjoy a 10 per cent discount off their first ticket purchase.

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