Mumbai : Srinivasan Narayanan, former Festival Director of the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI – Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image) has joined Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) as their Festival Director. The third edition of Sg.SAIFF will be held from 30th August to 7th September this year at various venues in Singapore.
In a career spanning about four decades, Narayanan has worked with every aspect of international film festivals and business of film: as festival programmer-director, international film distributor, journalist, producer and administrator.
Narayanan is known in industry for his work at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) where he served as the Deputy Director (Programming) and the film festival organized by MAMI in Mumbai where he served as the Festival Director from 2008 till 2014.
“We are happy to have him on board for Sg.SAIFF. With his experience, he will guide the team and bring value to the Film Festival that is known as an important platform for cinema in South Asia.” Said Abhayanand Singh, Chairman, Sg.SAIFF.
“I have been following what Sg.SAIFF has done in past two years and it is commendable that they have created a niche for themselves in their early years itself. I am looking forward to contribute and to take the success forward” added Narayanan.
After the successful two years, Sg.SAIFF in third year is touted to be one of the best evolving Film Festivals and co-production market for South Asian Cinema attended by many established and promising film personalities.