This year, the Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2022 (SCFF 2022) celebrates its 10th year of bringing Chinese cinema to Singapore, presenting yet more new films to the local audience. Co-organised by SUSS and the Singapore Film Society, the SCFF 2022 was held from April 29 to May 8.
This year’s films of various genres and cross-region backgrounds consisted of works of veteran and budding filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore. With English subtitles provided in most of the films, the SCFF 2022 hoped to create a wider awareness of and interest in Chinese culture, heritage, and communities.
(from left) Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, SUSS President, Professor Eddie Kuo, Advisor to SCFF and SUSS Academic Advisor, and Mrs Kuo.
Apart from the regular segments of Chinese Panorama, Documentary Vision and Chinese Shorts Showcase, one of the special additions this year was a sub-segment comprising three films that used filmmakers as the subject in focus. This was accompanied by a panel discussion named ‘Tales of Filmmakers’.
Eagerly-anticipated feature films ‘May You Stay Forever Young (少年)’ and ‘Money Boys (金钱男孩)’, as well as a restored classic ‘Lan Yu (蓝宇)’, were sold out within the first two days of advance ticket sales before the festival opened.
Associate Professor Foo Tee Tuan, Festival Director of SCFF 2022, and Director of Centre for Chinese Studies@SUSS
The easing of COVID-19 safe management measures which allowed cinemas to operate at full-seating capacity once again, brought in yet more people to attend the SCFF 2022. The director and producer of ‘Far Far Away (缘路山旮旯)’, Mr Amos Why and Ms Teresa Kwong, even flew to Singapore to grace the screening of their film and participate in the post-screening Q&A session.
Ms Teresa Kwon, producer (left) and Mr Amos Why, director (centre) of ‘Far Far Away’ brought added excitement to the audience.
The audience could not wait to ask questions during the Q&A session with Mr Lou Yi-an, director of Goddamned Asura.
The SCFF 2022 was yet another resounding success, thanks to all our partners: the Chinese Language & Culture Fund, Lee Foundation and Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, venue and programme partners, presenting and school partners, members of Singapore Film Society, and nine SUSS students who took up the SCFF internship under the Film Studies Minor programme.
To know more about Singapore Chinese Film Festival, please visit: https://scff.sg