Singapore’s film industry, though smaller than many others, is an emerging gem that is continually producing world class talent. In 2013, Singapore produced its first Cannes winner (Camera d’Or award) with the film IloIlo. In 2014, 4 films are represented in the Cannes Festival. Despite this, Singapore films remain conspicuously absent from the vibrant and thriving Sydney art and theatre community. In 2014 the inaugural Singapore Film Festival (SGFF) Sydney took place, the organisers seeking to address the aforementioned by promoting to a Sydney audience what Singapore film makers have achieved in recent times while championing home grown Singapore talent.
The festival aims to captivate the interest of various communities and groups centred around the movie enthusiast, people who are interested in Singapore and expatriates who have returned from Singapore, as well as the wider community who are interested in understanding more about Singapore, its evolving culture and growing heritage.