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Time Out says

Get your dose of independant cinema at the 33rd edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), this year with a juggernaut programme comprising 101 films from 55 countries. 

The programme is looking as inclusive as ever, with a Central Asian film opening the SGIFF for the first time. Don't miss Assault (2022) by famed Kazakhstani director Adilkhan Yerzhanov, a darkly comic thriller that centers on a group of villagers who band together to liberate elementary school students who have been taken hostage by a group of armed, masked men.

There are many other gems to be discovered across SGIFF's festival programme. Throw your support behind local and Southeast Asian films found in the Asian Feature Film Competition, Southeast Asian Short Film Competition and Singapore Panorama. Don't miss highlights like Pakistani film Joyland (2022), which pushes the boundaries of gender and sexual norms with humour and emotional depth; Convenience Store (2022), offering a searing exposé of modern slavery set in Uzbekistan; and Boom, a film adaptation of Jean Tay's 2007 play about policy and progress in Singapore. 

Also check out two new film programmes at SGIFF. Horizon shines a spotlight on standout movies scoured from film festivals all over the world, featuring titles like raw family documentary A Long Journey Home (2022) and powerful animated drama Nayola (2022). Meanwhile, Altitude showcases new works by some of the most established filmmakers today, setting the gold standard for contemporary cinema with the likes of A Tale of Filipino Violence (2022) by Lav Diaz, Alcarràs (2022) by Carla Simón, and R.M.N. (2022) by Cristian Mungiu. 

Tickets for SGIFF are priced at $25 for the Festival Opening and $15 for all other films, with special bundle deals and discounts for select cardholders and members. For the full SGIFF film line-up, programme details, and ticketing, visit

Cheryl Sekkappan
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Cheryl Sekkappan


Event website:
$25 (Festival Opening); $15 (all other films); 4 for $50 (festival bundle)
Opening hours:
Various timings
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