SIFA on Demand

For a limited time only after SIFA 2021, catch your favourite festival programmes in the comfort of your home.
 
From our popular festival commissions, to past videos to selected films from Singular Screens.

All Access - Bundle of 12 (5 - 12 Jun)

 
All Access - Bundle of 12 includes 8 titles from 2021 Commissions and 4 titles within SIFA v2.020 as listed below.
 Note: Sound Series consists of 3 titles.

Individual titles (Festival Commissions): $15
All Access - Bundle of 12: $60 (U.P $135)
Celebrating the life and legacy of local jazz icon Louis Soliano, musical guests from Singapore's jazz community come together to perform a song for Louis in this heart-warming concert. Cultural Medallion recipient and jazz icon Louis Soliano has dedicated a lifetime to entertaining, enthralling and enriching others with his musicianship and stage craft. A vital part of Singapore's jazz scene, Soliano’s musical journey runs alongside the history of Singapore’s jazz scene, touching countless...
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Celebrating the life and legacy of local jazz icon Louis Soliano, musical guests from Singapore's jazz community come together to perform a song for Louis in this heart-warming concert. Cultural Medallion recipient and jazz icon Louis Soliano has dedicated a lifetime to entertaining, enthralling...
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A sharp satire on theatre-making in a pandemic and an irreverent look at the unlikely collaboration of three wildly different Singaporean artistic directors, The Commission is the entertaining live sequel to the circuit-breaking short film, The Pitch. They’re back. And this time, it’s personal. When Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Gaurav Kripalani, Wild Rice’s Ivan Heng, and Pangdemonium’s Adrian Pang collaborated for the first time on the short film The Pitch, it seemed like just a...
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A sharp satire on theatre-making in a pandemic and an irreverent look at the unlikely collaboration of three wildly different Singaporean artistic directors, The Commission is the entertaining live sequel to the circuit-breaking short film, The Pitch. They’re back. And this time, it’s personal....
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The award-winning ensembles of Singapore’s Nine Years Theatre and the SITI Company from New York join hands to present this hybrid retelling of Anton Chekhov’s classic play Three Sisters.  Three Sisters, by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, stands as one of the most outstanding plays of his career. Olga, Masha, and Irina – the titular sisters - fritter away their lives in a provincial town, while they dream of returning to the cosmopolitan city where they grew up.    Chronicling their...
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The award-winning ensembles of Singapore’s Nine Years Theatre and the SITI Company from New York join hands to present this hybrid retelling of Anton Chekhov’s classic play Three Sisters. Three Sisters, by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, stands as one of the most outstanding plays of his career....
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Every day, we are inundated with the dire consequences of the climate emergency. In the face of this threat to humanity, what do we do? Recycle? Switch to environmentally-friendly products? Be a vegan? Stop having children? What can we do—and do our actions even matter? Why do we have such different responses to climate change? What makes one a denialist, or another to commit acts of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice? Can we as individuals, and collectively, affect change?...
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Every day, we are inundated with the dire consequences of the climate emergency. In the face of this threat to humanity, what do we do? Recycle? Switch to environmentally-friendly products? Be a vegan? Stop having children? What can we do—and do our actions even matter? Why do we have such...
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Something has gone wrong for a typical Singaporean family. After a man loses his job and the respect of his wife and teenage son, he tries to reconnect with his family by taking them on a trip to visit a childhood haunt. Now abandoned and falling apart, the place is nothing like he thought it would be—especially not the ghosts of his past lying in wait.   Scored and inspired by SAMSARA, the latest album from SAtheCollective, THE WANDERING is a sensitive reflection of a family in...
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Something has gone wrong for a typical Singaporean family. After a man loses his job and the respect of his wife and teenage son, he tries to reconnect with his family by taking them on a trip to visit a childhood haunt. Now abandoned and falling apart, the place is nothing like he thought it...
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With an innovative ensemble of puppeteers and actors, this age-old Japanese ghost story of betrayal and revenge is magically reinvented by Singapore’s The Finger Players. Based on blood-tingling real-life events and historical figures from the Edo period, the tale of Oiwa – a jilted wife who haunts her murderer – continues to reverberate through its countless adaptations. Now, one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies The Finger Players retells this timeless tale through an innovative...
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With an innovative ensemble of puppeteers and actors, this age-old Japanese ghost story of betrayal and revenge is magically reinvented by Singapore’s The Finger Players. Based on blood-tingling real-life events and historical figures from the Edo period, the tale of Oiwa – a jilted wife who...
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Introduction  When you’re stuck in a dream that seems larger than life, blurring the boundaries between imagination and your existence, what do you do?  Toy Factory’s ambitious redevelopment of Tang Xianzu’s 16th century epic culminates in A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence at the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2021.  Marrying a classic play written in the Ming Dynasty with contemporary sensibilities, Existence is certain to be an extravaganza epic.  As we reminisce the...
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Introduction When you’re stuck in a dream that seems larger than life, blurring the boundaries between imagination and your existence, what do you do? Toy Factory’s ambitious redevelopment of Tang Xianzu’s 16th century epic culminates in A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence at the Singapore...
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Delve into Singapore’s sound art scene with four of its cutting-edge artists Planeswalker, Zul Mahmod, weish of .gif and Marc Gabriel Loh. This series, which was held in December as part of SIFAv2.020, explores the ever-mutable soundscapes these artists can create, through technical wizardry, unconventional performing techniques or organic instrument building.  Did you want more sleep?by weish x Marc Gabriel Loh SISTIC Live  5- 12 June 2021  Did you want more sleep? marries sound and...
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Delve into Singapore’s sound art scene with four of its cutting-edge artists Planeswalker, Zul Mahmod, weish of .gif and Marc Gabriel Loh. This series, which was held in December as part of SIFAv2.020, explores the ever-mutable soundscapes these artists can create, through technical wizardry,...
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Blurring the lines between the real and the virtual, this stylish, futuristic trip into the everyday struggles of a PMD delivery rider is a multi-sensory treat. In an ordinary neighborhood sometime in the future, a PMD Delivery Personnel (DePer) finds himself caught between the struggles of the real and digital world. In the digital realm, mainly ruled by MegahCorp, Jati is another avatar of the digital working class, ruled mainly by MegahCorp. Driven by materialistic rewards of financial...
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Blurring the lines between the real and the virtual, this stylish, futuristic trip into the everyday struggles of a PMD delivery rider is a multi-sensory treat. In an ordinary neighborhood sometime in the future, a PMD Delivery Personnel (DePer) finds himself caught between the struggles of the...
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A long-awaited performance by two of Singapore's pre-eminent arts companies, The Rhythm of Us is a transcendent evening of dance and music for these uncertain times.  The Rhythm of Us marks an exciting collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) – one bound to delight fans and new audiences as the companies break new ground in this cross-disciplinary concert.  Buoyed by a collective longing for the theatre, The Rhythm of Us leads audiences...
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A long-awaited performance by two of Singapore's pre-eminent arts companies, The Rhythm of Us is a transcendent evening of dance and music for these uncertain times. The Rhythm of Us marks an exciting collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) –...
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Bundle of 4 (5 - 12 Jun)

 
Includes 4 titles from SIFA v2.020.
 Note: Sound Series consists of 3 titles.
 
Bundle of 4 (SIFA v2.020): $15
All Access - Bundle of 12: $60 (U.P $135)
Something has gone wrong for a typical Singaporean family. After a man loses his job and the respect of his wife and teenage son, he tries to reconnect with his family by taking them on a trip to visit a childhood haunt. Now abandoned and falling apart, the place is nothing like he thought it would be—especially not the ghosts of his past lying in wait.   Scored and inspired by SAMSARA, the latest album from SAtheCollective, THE WANDERING is a sensitive reflection of a family in...
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Something has gone wrong for a typical Singaporean family. After a man loses his job and the respect of his wife and teenage son, he tries to reconnect with his family by taking them on a trip to visit a childhood haunt. Now abandoned and falling apart, the place is nothing like he thought it...
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Delve into Singapore’s sound art scene with four of its cutting-edge artists Planeswalker, Zul Mahmod, weish of .gif and Marc Gabriel Loh. This series, which was held in December as part of SIFAv2.020, explores the ever-mutable soundscapes these artists can create, through technical wizardry, unconventional performing techniques or organic instrument building.  Did you want more sleep?by weish x Marc Gabriel Loh SISTIC Live  5- 12 June 2021  Did you want more sleep? marries sound and...
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Delve into Singapore’s sound art scene with four of its cutting-edge artists Planeswalker, Zul Mahmod, weish of .gif and Marc Gabriel Loh. This series, which was held in December as part of SIFAv2.020, explores the ever-mutable soundscapes these artists can create, through technical wizardry,...
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Singular Screens All Access - Bundle of 7 (31 May - 6 Jun)

 
Includes 7 films listed below.
 
Individual films (Singular Screens): $8
Singular Screens All Access - Bundle of 7: $35 (U.P $56)
 
Based on the 1990 experimental novel by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto, Lisa Spilliaert's feature debut NP is a silent film translation of the text into a cinematic scenario. Featuring music by Japanese ambient artist Asuna, the American harsh noise combo Wolf Eyes and Antwerp dream pop band Stacks. Watch Trailer here.
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Based on the 1990 experimental novel by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto, Lisa Spilliaert's feature debut NP is a silent film translation of the text into a cinematic scenario. Featuring music by Japanese ambient artist Asuna, the American harsh noise combo Wolf Eyes and Antwerp dream pop band...
When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83year-old man who becomes a new resident–and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.   Watch Trailer AWARDS: AUDIENCE AWARD San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020 Academy Awards 2021 Nominee - Best Documentary ABOUT MAITE ALBERDI...
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When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83year-old man who becomes a new resident–and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of...
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's the last call for a  beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. That’s the premise, at least; the reality is as unreal as the world the regulars are escaping from. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is a mosaic of disparate lives, teetering between dignity and debauchery,  reckoning with the past as they face an uncertain future, and singing as their ship goes down.    Filmmaking duo Bill and Turner Ross (​Western,2015 Sundance Film Festival)...
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In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's the last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. That’s the premise, at least; the reality is as unreal as the world the regulars are escaping from. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is a mosaic of disparate lives, teetering between...
Moving from the frozen landscapes of the Jura mountains to the urban centres of Port-au-Prince, Ouvertures  brings the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture back to life. In France a Haitian researcher attempts to read the past within the stratigraphic layers of Jurassic limestone, whilst in Haiti a group of young actors translate and rehearse scenes from Monsieur Toussaint, a play written by Édouard Glissant, that recounts the last days in the life of Louverture dying in exile in...
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Moving from the frozen landscapes of the Jura mountains to the urban centres of Port-au-Prince, Ouvertures brings the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture back to life. In France a Haitian researcher attempts to read the past within the stratigraphic layers of Jurassic limestone, whilst in...
Theatre, burlesque, detective, sitcom, cineme: There Are No False Undertakings mixes humor that is both subtle and crass in a climate where reality is constantly contaminated by fiction. Oliver Godin's new film is a playful and delirious tale with unexpected twists.  Maria-Cobra, recipient of a grant, advances in the writing of a screenplay which tells the story of a poet whose mission is to defuse bombs and of a police officer assigned to protect him. Rosaire, her former lover, a pastor, is...
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Theatre, burlesque, detective, sitcom, cineme: There Are No False Undertakings mixes humor that is both subtle and crass in a climate where reality is constantly contaminated by fiction. Oliver Godin's new film is a playful and delirious tale with unexpected twists. Maria-Cobra, recipient of a...
Neighbors, youngsters, and unemployed workers chat inside a bar between cigarettes, breakfasts, and snacks. They remember unusual dreams, share job stories and plan future projects. The bar is located in the city of Cartagena, in the southeast of Spain. As the day goes on, the riots from the industrial crisis of 1992 are heard more and more closely. In 1992 in Spain the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seville Expo were held, linked to the celebration of the 5th Centenary of the Discovery of...
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Neighbors, youngsters, and unemployed workers chat inside a bar between cigarettes, breakfasts, and snacks. They remember unusual dreams, share job stories and plan future projects. The bar is located in the city of Cartagena, in the southeast of Spain. As the day goes on, the riots from the...
Fifteen young dancers of different origins and horizons are on tour with ‘Crowd’, Gisèle Vienne’s epic dance piece exploring the 90’s rave scene. From theatre to theatre, the work mutates into strange, intimate relationships. Is the stage contaminating real life – or the opposite? A disturbing journey exploring our nights, our parties, our loves. AWARDS TEDDY AWARD (Best Documentary/Essay Film) Berlin International Film Festival 2020 ABOUT THE FILMMAKER Patric Chiha is an Austrian...
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Fifteen young dancers of different origins and horizons are on tour with ‘Crowd’, Gisèle Vienne’s epic dance piece exploring the 90’s rave scene. From theatre to theatre, the work mutates into strange, intimate relationships. Is the stage contaminating real life – or the opposite? A disturbing...