Singapore Festival Appoints Kuo Ming-Jung as Head Programmer

Published on May 17, 2019

The Singapore International Film Festival has appointed Taiwanese film curator, Kuo Ming-Jung, as its new program director alongside executive director, Yuni Hadi.

A previous Consultant of Sgiff, Kuo takes over from Thai filmmaker and critic, Pimpaka Towira, to lead the festival’s film curation and programs. An experienced film industry professional, Kuo was the program director at the Taipei Film Festival from 2014 to 2018. She has also served on several juries and selection panels including at Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Locarno Film Festival.

The 30th Sgiff will run from 21 Nov. to 1 Dec. 2019

Festival organizers also announced details of the first edition of the Sgiff Film Academy (Sfa), which it describes as “the region’s first holistic training initiative to support Southeast Asian film talents and nurture film appreciation among the audience.”

Four documentary projects received funding under the new Sgiff Se Asian documentary grant scheme: “Some Women,

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Author: Patrick Frater