Mumbai: Muvizz.com, Over The Top (OTT) or Video On Demand (VOD) platform offering cult, classic and independent films to cinema lovers around the world has come up with its very own film festival named Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SGSAIFF). It is devoted to a greater appreciation of South Asian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers and promoting the diverse perspectives of the South Asian Diaspora. The festival will be held from 1st September to 9th September 2017 at various venues graced by the presence of various celebrities.
SGSAIFF showcases a combination of features, short films and documentaries under 2 sections- Competition (wherein titles from South Asia will compete for an award) and Showcase (wherein the best of south asian cinema will be screened). Additionally, the festival will also offer a unique opportunity to learn about acting, film making and screen-writing along with knowledge sessions like panel discussions, master classes and other business networking sessions. The festival will conclude with a Cultural Program including some exciting stage performances, awards and music.
Mr. Abhayanand Singh Chairman of SGSAIFF and Co-founder of Muvizz.com says, “Singapore, being the gateway to Asia, only enhances the potential of the festival to emerge as the melting pot of diverse cultures using cinema as a medium. The festival serves as a unique opportunity for a cultural interaction between two major geographical regions- South Asia and the South East Asia.”
Muvizz.com has been backing innovative content films right from its inception. The platform recently gave backing to various projects such as the documentary on Late. Mr. Jagjit Singh, the remake of Albert Pinto koGussaKyuAataHai, Alif etc. They’ve produced short films like Taandav and Kriti which were huge hits on YouTube. They are in the process of making a feature film titled Bhonsle. The platform aims to assist filmmakers at every level to gain global exposure while encouraging diversity, creativity, and innovation in the process. The film festival marks another milestone of their work towards encouraging content driven cinema and potential film-makers.