9 Jun – Emotive anthology "7 Letters" is set to screen as the opening film at the first ever Singapore Film Festival in Mexico City.
The film will be screened this evening at the event, according to The Straits Times.
Other Singaporean films that are included in the festival's lineup are Oscar submission "881" by Royston Tan, "12 Storeys" by Eric Khoo, which is the first Singaporean film invited to play in the Cannes Film Festival, and "Ilo Ilo" by Anthony Chen, the first Singaporean feature film to win at Cannes.
The opening film, "7 Letters", features the works of aforementioned filmmakers (except Chen) as well as Boo Junfeng, Jack Neo, K Rajagopal, Tan Pin Pin and Kelvin Tong.
It is an anthology of seven shorts by seven of Singapore's renowned filmmakers made in celebration of Singapore's 50th anniversary last year.
Mexico City's inaugural Singapore Film Festival will be attended by Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman.
Maliki is in Mexico as part of the Singapore delegation, headed by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, visiting the country to commemorate 40 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Mexico.
Singapore Film Festival in Mexico City takes place from today until Monday.