Singapore Film Fest 2008: New Awards Series

Nov 17, 2008–The Singapore International Film Festival will create a new awards series for local films as part of its 2009 edition. Next festival runs April 14-25, 2009.

The Singapore Film Awards, presented as part of the festival's Silver Screen Awards section, will give kudos to best film; best director; best screenplay; best performance; and best cinematography.

The fest also announced that it has relocated its headquarters to The Substation, the contemporary arts centre which also doubles as venue for future editions of the event.

“Setting up our festival secretariat office at The Substation and expanding our partnership is a natural move for us because both our organizations play a large and important part in making the Singapore film community what it is today,” SIFF director, Wahyuni A. Hadi, said.