The 26th Singapore International Film Festival (in photos)

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The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore for over two decades. The SGIFF is an event of the Singapore Media Festival, hosted by Media Development Authority (Singapore).

The 26th edition of SGIFF this year was held over a span of 11 days, from the 26th of November 2015 to the 6th of December 2015.

Here is one of the two films that I got to cover: "The Laundryman" (青田街一號)

Stepping out from a seemingly ordinary laundry shop and onto the red carpet at Marina Bay Sands are the stars from The Laundryman!

Leading actress Sonia Sui Tang from Taiwan, Singaporean actress Yeo Yann Yann, as well as the film’s Taiwanese director, Lee Chung met with their fans and graced the screening of their film.

Lee Chung’s previous short film, Mochi, won him titles of "Best Short Film" and "Best Director" at the Golden Harvest Short Film Awards in Taiwan.

Straddling across a surprising blend of genres between horror and comedy, The Laundryman is the novelist-turned-filmmaker’s first feature film.

The film was shown as part of the on-going 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).

With Fad at Marina Bay Sands Sky Park's virgin red carpet event!

The next event that we got to cover was: "The Man Who Knew Infinity"

Based on a true story and aided by stunning performances by British actors, Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, American director Matthew Brown’s directorial debut brings to life the brilliance of a man whose magical mind and pivotal theories brought him from obscurity to greatness redefined.

The arrival of Dev Patel, the leading actor for "The Man Who Knew Infinity" as well as for the 2009 Oscar-Awards winning film "Slumdog Millionaire"

I. HAVE. A. SELFIE. WITH. DEV. PATEL. *hyperventilates*

Director Matthew Brown was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. A graduate from Trinity College, he also adapted a biopic on James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, and wrote "London Town".

The latter is being produced into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Brown’s most recent work was a drama for AMC network.

The cast of "The Man Who Knew Infinity"

Founded in 1987, the Singapore International Film Festival has become an iconic event in the Singapore arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics, and recognised worldwide for its focus on Asian filmmakers and the promotion of Southeast Asian films.

The SGIFF is committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talents in the art of filmmaking. The festival serves as a catalyst in igniting public interest in the arts, and encouraging artistic dialogue and cultural exchanges.

This year's 26th edition of SGIFF drew over 12,000 festival-goers from Singapore and across the region.

Committed to celebrating independent cinema and telling Asia’s story in film, the longest running international film platform in Southeast Asia showcased a total of 146 feature and short films from 51 countries this year.

Not only were its various post-screening talks and masterclasses with acclaimed filmmakers well-attended by festival-goers, the SGIFF also saw a total of 14 sold out screenings – of which five were local productions (Bugis Street, In The Room, Mee Pok Man, The Return, The Songs We Sang).

The SGIFF is organised by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organisation and holds the Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status.

Note: Special thanks to my dearest friend Fad and the 26th SGIFF committee for extending this year's SGIFF invite to me!

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