Festival Trailer

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主办机构

Singapore Film Society
SIM University

Message from Festival Committee

It has come a long way for us to reach our third edition of Singapore Chinese Film Festival (SCFF). After six months of planning and fund raising, we realize that the festival programming can best reflect the intentions of SCFF.

There are 700-800 Chinese films produced yearly in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Over the past 3 years, we have been asked many times: What are the criteria for your festival selection? The genres, cast, filmmakers, subject matter, aesthetics and artistic achievements are all important aspects. Beyond looking at the content and creators of the films, another underlying principle is that the selected films must not have been commercially released in Singapore. With that in mind, we hope that movie audiences in Singapore get to experience a wide spectrum and variety of Chinese cinema. Beyond entertainment, cinema can function as windows through which people gain exposure and understanding to different cultures and perspectives. Another objective is that with the efforts of raising awareness and promoting good quality Chinese films through SCFF, it may lead to commercial distribution of selected festival titles, such as 2014 SCFF’s Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above, thus allowing more Chinese films to be seen throughout the calendar year at the commercial cinemas.

Besides showing contemporary Chinese cinema, there is also an important need to look back and reflect on the classics which paved the path and set the many different genres and styles of filmmaking that we see today. By looking at the work of the early film pioneers and trailblazers, we can learn and gain a better understanding of how those classics led to new cinematic languages and possibilities for Chinese Cinema? And more importantly, how have the current generation of filmmakers been inspired by the previous generations?

In our second edition last year, we showcased the Wuxia Classics by director King Hu. This year, our director in focus is Lee Hsing. Director Lee's filmmaking career spanned over three decades, directing films of wide ranging genres from the 1950s to the late 1980s. From the 1980's onwards, Lee Hsing continued to be active in the film industry, mentoring and supporting other filmmakers as producer, while serving on the Executive Committee of the Golden Horse Awards and the Director's Association. To gain an in depth knowledge about Chinese Cinema and its history, one must certainly watch and appreciate the importance of director Lee Hsing's work.

Similar to our previous edition, the films of SCFF2015 are showcased under four sections, namely the main section of Chinese Panorama (20 contemporary feature films), Documentary Showcase (5 titles), Chinese Shorts Showcase (4 short films in one compilation), and 11 Lee Hsing Classics. In addition to film screenings, we will also have two Chinese Talkies film panels – “The Challenges and Opportunities of Filmmaking in Mainland China”, and “Tribute to Lee Hsing: A Life in Cinema”, as well as post screening dialogues with over 20 invited filmmakers, actors, and experts who will congregate in Singapore this April for our annual celebration of Chinese Cinema. We sincerely hope you will enjoy our festival programming this year.

记在开锣之前

第三届新加坡华语电影节要开锣了!

在半年多的努力下,在经过了筹划、联系、选片、募款、找合作伙伴到宣传等阶段后发现选片的过程其实最能体现这个电影节的初衷。

在中港台新马等华人地区每年生产约700-800部华语电影的情况下,如何选出合适的作品?作品的类型、卡司、导演、风格到艺术成就等都可以被同仁用来作为争取参展的原因和说法。可是在这些理由的背后,一个最根本的指导原则是参展作品必须具有在新加坡的商业电影院线中不容易看到的独特性。

如此的自我设限是因为我们有点私心和野心。私心是我们希望在新加坡欣赏华语电影的经验能够多元些。电影除了是用来娱乐和消磨时间外,还可以是一扇扇大家得以认识陌生世界的窗口,更可以是洗涤人们心灵的源头活水。说白了,新加坡华语电影节就是希望能够为大家多开几扇窗、多引几处活水 。

野心是我们自我期许能够透过这样的努力及大家的支持,逐步改变商业电影院线的选片取向,让囯人在不久的将来即便在非影展的月份也能看到多元的华语电影。

除了呈现当代华语电影的多元化性外,华语电影节还要争取能够适度的加入电影生产年份上的多元。今时今日华语电影的内容、形式与风格是许多电影先驱与前辈开创和积累下的成果。在欣赏当代当季电影的时候,有必要回过头去看看上个世纪的经典,思索那些不同世代的电影人在不同的政治、经济、社会背景下如何进行他们的电影创作?他们如何为华语电影找到新的可能性?又如何启发当下这个世代的电影创作者?

为了实现时间上的多元,自去年开始电影节加入了经典展的单元。今年的经典展把焦点集中在李行导演身上。李导演的创作期从1950年代橫跨到1980年代后期。这期间多次的台湾电影风潮都离不开他的身影。要深入认识华语电影,李行导演的作品是必须要做的功课。

今年我们依然将所有作品纳入四个单位,分别为“华夏风情画”(20部)、“李行经典展”(11部)、“纪录片视角”(5部)和“短片惊叹号”(4部)。此外,分别在两个週末安排了两场座谈会,分别为“电影导演在中国:机会与挑战”和“承先启后:李行的电影人生”,让大家听到电影人的看法与心声,一窥电影的大千世界。这一系列的电影与座谈会希望能够让您看到不一样的华语电影世界,也看到我们的初衷。

新加坡华语电影节筹委会