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  • Indonesia to be Country Focus at Singapore Media Festival

    Indonesia to be Country Focus at Singapore Media Festival

    variety.com 13 Mar '17, 8am

    Indonesia will the country in focus at this year’s fourth edition of the Singapore Media Festival . The umbrella event with festival and market functions, set its dates as Nov 23 to Dec 3, 2017. The spotlight on Indonesia will thread across all SMF constituent events: the Asian Televi...

  • MM2 Film Slate Eyes Regional Route to Success

    variety.com 13 Mar '17, 10pm

    mm2 Asia , one of Singapore ’s leading film production and distribution companies, is investing some $12.9 million (HK$100 million) in nine low budget features this year. They include titles from Hong Kong, Singaporean, Malaysian and Taiwanese filmmakers. Unveiled at FilMart , titles ...

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    Singapore’s IMDA Sets Tan Kiat How as new CEO |

    variety.com 16 Dec '16, 12pm

    Tan Kiat How will take over as CEO of Singapore ’s Infocomm Media Development Authority with effect from January. The IMDA is both regulator of the media sector in Singapore and responsible for its funding and development. Tan takes over from Gabriel Lim who headed the Media Developme...

  • Singapore Festival director Yuni Hadi: ‘Films Tell us who we are’ |

    variety.com 23 Nov '16, 8am

    Yuni Hadi , the SGIFF ’s executive director, shares her annual perspective on South East Asian regional cinema and where the revived festival fits in. Variety: How has the festival changed or evolved since last year? Yuni Hadi: “Anyone running a film festival will agree it’s a challen...

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    SGIFF: ‘Absence’ Adds Audience Award at Singapore Festival Close | Variety

    variety.com 05 Dec '16, 8am

    Malaysian documentary, “Absent Without Leave ” claimed the Audience Award on Sunday at the close of the 27th Singapore International Film Festival. SGIFF organizers reported that some 13,000 spectators had attended the 12-day event which ran Nov. 23 – Dec 4. The final total also inclu...

  • Singapore's Maiden Sundance Selection 'Pop Aye' Picked Up by Cercamon - Variety

    ‘Pop Aye’: Singapore’s Maiden Sundance Selection Picked up by Cercamon | Variety

    variety.com 02 Dec '16, 11pm

    After a busy year, Singapore film making is now additionally celebrating the selection of “Pop Aye ” as the opening movie in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival ’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition section. The road trip drama is the first feature by Tan and the first time that a Singapor...

  • Singapore's "Pop Aye" picked up for US distribution in Sundance

    Sundance: Elephant Dramedy ‘Pop Aye’ Sells for North America | Variety

    variety.com 24 Jan '17, 12am

    Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to the elephant dramedy “Pop Aye ,” following the film’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section. Set in Thailand, “Pop Aye” tells the story of an over-the-hill architect and his attempt to take his ...

  • Singapore Government Invests $260 Million in Indonesian Cinema Chain

    variety.com 06 Dec '16, 3pm

    Singapore sovereign wealth fund, GIC has invested US$260 million (IDR3.5 trillion) in Nusantara Sejahtera Raya, Indonesia ’s largest cinema operator. The company operates the Cinema 21 , Cinema XXI and The Premiere brands and controls the majority of the massive nation’s cinemas. It i...

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