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Film: Free public cinema Moonlight Cinema returns for SGIFF 2021

Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will host its fourth edition of Moonlight Cinema in partnership with Gardens by the Bay, over two days in August, where audiences can enjoy free film screenings that spotlight the whimsical and magical side of Singapore. 

Singapore Gaga

Running on 20th and 22nd August 2021, this will be the first-ever edition of Moonlight Cinema organised outside of the Festival period. The programme celebrates storytelling through film, and is part of SGIFF’s efforts to foster deeper film appreciation in Singapore. The initiative is a platform to encourage local audiences to expand their horizon to different types of cinema and illustrates SGIFF’s commitment to produce inclusive programmes to connect communities and audiences of all ages through the magic of cinema. 


The Moonlight Cinema series this year includes a slate of notable Singapore films by directors Royston Tan, Tan Pin Pin and Ng Xi Jie. Film-lovers can look forward to musical drama 3688 by acclaimed director Royston Tan which centres on a parking attendant named Fei Fei who dreams of a musical career, Singapore GaGa by award-winning filmmaker Tan Pin Pin that features vignettes of Singapore life as well as its everyday sounds and sights, and Singapore Minstrel by Ng Xi Jie, that takes viewers into the mind of Singapore’s wildest busker, Roy Payamal.

Singapore Minstrel

Join SGIFF for a night out with these stories that uncover the creative side of Singapore, in anticipation of the 32nd SGIFF at the end of November. Screenings will be held at 7.30pm on 20th August 2021, 5pm and 7.30pm on 22nd August 2021 at the Flower Field Hall, Gardens by the Bay. All films are rated PG. Admission is free, by registration. 

Moonlight Cinema runs on 20th and 22nd August 2021 at Gardens by the Bay. More information available here

SGIFF 2021 is slated to run from 25th November to 5th December 2021. For more information about the SGIFF, visit their website here

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