List of Singapore International Film Festival awards

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is an annual film festival held every year in Singapore. Founded in 1987, the festival is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Besides the competition feature and short film screenings, film industry-related activities such as exhibitions, workshops and seminars are also part of the official SGIFF programme.

The Silver Screen Awards Competition was introduced in 1991 to encourage advances in Asian film-making standards. Every year, a selection of Asian feature and short films take part in the competition. In 2014, the Southeast Asian Short Film category was introduced, replacing the Singapore Short Film category. The first Southeast Asian Film Lab was introduced in 2015.[1]

Past winnersEdit

The director's name and country of production are in parentheses.

1991 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: August (Eric Khoo)
  • Special Jury Prize: The Cage (K. Subramanyam)

1992 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Special Jury Prize: Waves of a Distant Shore (Meng Ong)
  • Best Director: Meng Ong, Waves of a Distant Shore

1993 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Special Jury Prize: Ragged (Nisar and Nazir Husain)
  • Best Director: Meng Ong, Buddha's Garden

1994 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: Ethos (Dominic Christopher Pereira); Married (Chee Kong Cheah (CheeK))
  • Best Director, Special Achievement Award: Pain (Eric Khoo)
  • Special Jury Prize: Hurt Instinct (Nisar and Nazir Husain)
  • Special Jury Prize: Eddy (Dzulkilfi Sungit, Remi Mohamed)

1995 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

1996 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

1997 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

1998 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: By the Dawn's Early Rise (Ong Lay Jinn)
  • Best Director: Jack Neo, Replacement Killers

1999 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

  • Best Asian Feature: The Hole (Taiwan, Tsai Ming-Liang)
  • Special Jury Prize: Connection by Fate (Taiwan, Wan Jen)
  • Special Mention: The Adopted Son (Beshkempir), (Kyrgyzstan/France, Aktan Abdykalykov)
  • Best Director: Tsai Ming-Liang, The Hole
  • Best Screenplay: Ikinai (Japan, Minoru Iizuka)
  • Best Actor: Joe Abeywickrama, Pura Handa Kaluwara
  • Best Actress: Yang Kwei-Mei, The Hole
  • NETPAC-FIPRESCI Awards: Connection by Fate (Wan Jen)
  • NETPAC-FIPRESCI Special Mention: Beshkempir (Aktan Abdykalykov)
  • NETPAC-FIPRESCI Special Mention: The Power of Kangwon Province (South Korea, Hong Sang-soo)
  • SFC Young Cinema Award: Beshkempir (Aktan Abdykalykov)

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: Datura (Abdul Nizam)
  • Best Director: Tay Hui Ngi, Pariah's Diary
  • Special Jury Prize: TMIUS (Shermeen Ng)
  • Special Achievement Award: Another Guy (Wee Li Lin)
  • Special Mention: Doh laai tin sai (Edwin Yeo)
  • Special Mention: Please Use Stairs (Victric Thng Hui Leong)

2000 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: Sons (Royston Tan)
  • Special Jury Prize: Wait (Kwong Chee Guan Boi)
  • Special Achievement Award: Sons (Royston Tan)

2001 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • No awards were given for Best Film and Best Director
  • Special Achievement Award: eAHLONG.COM (Colin Goh)

2002 Silver Screen AwardEdit

  • Best Asian Feature: Batang West Side (The Philippines, Lav Diaz)
  • Special Jury Prize: Seafood (China/Hong Kong, Zhu Wen)
  • Young Cinema Award: Eliana, Eliana (Indonesia, Riri Riza)
  • Best Director: Semih Kaplanoglu, Away From Home
  • Best Actor: Jia Hongsheng, Quitting
  • Best Actress: Dian Sastrowardoyo, Whispering Sands
  • NETPAC/FIPRESCI Award: Eliana, Eliana (Riri Riza)
  • NETPAC/FIPRESCI Special Mention: I-San Special (Thailand, Mingmongkol Sonakul)

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: The Call Home (Han Yew Kwang)
  • Special Jury Prize: Eve of Adha (Leonard Yip)
  • Best Director: Sun Koh Boon Luang, The Secret Heaven
  • Special Achievement Award: 15 (Royston Tan)

Asian Digital Film Awards:

  • Critics Prize: Lost (Malaysia, Amir Muhammad)
  • Audience Prize: In Search of Afghanistan (Singapore, Melvinder Kanth, Ismail bin Ishak)

2003 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

  • Best Asian Feature: The Best of Times (Taiwan, Chang Tso-chi)
  • Special Jury Prize: Flying With One Wing (Sri Lanka, Asoka Handagama)
  • Special Mention: Unknown Pleasures (China/Japan/France, Jia Zhangke)
  • Best Director: Angel On The Right (Tajikistan, Djamshed Usmonov)
  • Best Actor: Wing Fan, The Best of Times
  • Best Actress: Anoma Janadari, Flying With One Wing
  • Young Cinema Award: Blissfully Yours (Thailand, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • NETPAC-FIPRESCI Award: 15 - The Movie (Singapore, Royston Tan)

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • No awards were given for Best Film, Best Director and Special Jury Prize
  • Special Achievement Award: Autograph Book (Wee Li Lin)

2004 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

  • Best Asian Feature: Uzak (Turkey, Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  • Special Jury Prize: Vibrator (Japan, Ryūichi Hiroki)
  • Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Uzak
  • Young Cinema Award: Panj é asr (At Five In The Afternoon) (Iran, Samira Makhmalbaf)
  • Best Actor: Mehmet Emin Toprak, Uzak
  • Best Actress: Terashima Shinobu, Vibrator
  • NETPAC-FIPRESCI Award: August Sun (Sri Lanka, Prasanna Vithanage)

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • No award was given for Best Film
  • Best Director: Conflict and Crisis (Students of CHIJ (Toa Payoh) under Mr Tan Wil-Kie)
  • Special Jury Prize: Innocent (Gek Li San, Ho Choon Hiong)
  • Special Achievement Award: Innocent (Gek Li San, Ho Choon Hiong)

2005 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

  • Best Asian Feature: Underexposure (Iraq/Germany, Oday Rasheed)
  • Special Jury Prize: Tropical Malady (Thailand/France/Italy, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Best Director: Lee Yoon-ki, This Charming Girl
  • Young Cinema Award: Green Hat (Hong Kong, Liu Fendou)
  • Best Actor: (tie) Liao Fan and Li Congxi, Green Hat
  • Best Actress: Kim Ji-soo, This Charming Girl
  • Best Actress: Ho Phuong Dung, A Time Far Past
  • NETPAC/FIPRESCI Award: Stray Dogs (Iran, Marziyeh Meshkini)

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: A Family Portrait (Boo Junfeng)
  • Best Director: Subtitle (Gavin Lim)
  • Special Jury Prize: Elephant: OK (Srinivas Bhakta)
  • Special Achievement Award: A Family Portrait (Boo Junfeng)

2006 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: Quietly (Oon Jit Fong)
  • Best Director: Kam Leong Huat, Di (Little Brother)
  • Special Jury Prize: 10 Minutes Later (Kirsten Tan)
  • Special Achievement Award: Where Is Singapore? (Kelly Ling)

2007 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Singapore Short Film Category:

2008 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

  • Best Asian Feature: Slingshot (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)
  • Special Jury Prize: Out of Coverage (Abellatif Abdelhamid, Syria)
  • Best Director: Brillante Mendoza, Slinghshot
  • Best Performance: Inessa Kislova, Swift
  • NETPAC Award: Slingshot, (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: Keluar Baris (Boo Junfeng)
  • Special Jury Prize: Wet Seasons (Michael Tay)
  • Best Director: Boo Junfeng, Keluar Baris
  • Special Achievement Award: My Home, My Heaven (Muhammad Eysham Ali)
  • Best Cinematography: Sharon Loh, Keluar Baris
  • Best Performance: Magdalene Tan, Silent Girls

2009 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

  • Best Asian Feature: Laila’s Birthday (Palestine)
  • Best Director: Rasoul Sadr Ameli, Every Night, Loneliness
  • Best Performance: Yang Ik-june, Breathless
  • Best Cinematography: Zhang Yi, Jalainur
  • NETPAC Award - Critic's Prize: Jalainur (Zhao Ye, China)
  • Special Mention: Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (Edwin, Indonesia)

Singapore Film Awards:

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: Swimming Lesson (Kat Goh)
  • Best Director: Kat Goh, Swimming Lesson
  • Best Performance: Cheong Soon Foon, Madam Chan
  • Best Cinematography: Simon Walsh and David Shiyang Liu, 5 Films in an Anthology of A Film A Month
  • Special Mention: Hush Baby (Tan Wei Keong)

2010 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

  • Best Film: Sex Volunteer (Cho Kyeong-Duk)
  • Best Director: Cho Kyeong-Duk, Sex Volunteer
  • Best Cinematography: Mahsun Kirmizigul, I Saw the Sun (Gunesi Gordum)
  • Best Performance: Cast of I Saw the Sun (Gunesi Gordum)
  • NETPAC Critics Award: The Dreamer (Sang Pemimpi) (Riri Riza)

Singapore Short Film Category:

  • Best Film: Promises in December (Elgin Ho)
  • Best Director: Elgin Ho, Promises in December
  • Best Cinematography: Mu Dan (Lincoln Chia)
  • Best Performance: Li Xie, Mu Dan
  • Special Mention: Life With Uhmu (Tanya Lai)

2011 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Singapore Short Film Category:

2014 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Honorary Award:

2015 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

  • Most Promising Project: A-joom-ma (He Shuming, Singapore)

Audience Choice Award:

Honorary Award:

Cinema Legend Award:

2016 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

Audience Choice Award:

Honorary Award:

Cinema Legend Award:

2017 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Youth Jury & Critics Programme:

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

Audience Choice Award:

Cinema Legend Award:

Honorary Award:

Inspiring woman in film award:

2018 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Youth Jury & Critics Programme:

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

Audience Choice Award:

Cinema Legend Award:

Honorary Award:

2019 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Youth Jury & Critics Programme:

  • Youth Jury Prize: Sweet, Salty (Ngot, Man) (Duong Dieu Linh, Vietnam/Singapore)

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

  • Most Promising Project: Amoeba (Tan Siyou, Singapore)

Audience Choice Award:

Cinema Legend Award:

Honorary Award:

2020 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Youth Jury & Critics Programme:

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

Audience Choice Award:

2021 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Youth Jury & Critics Programme:

  • Youth Jury Prize: Grandma's Broken Leg (Huỳnh Công Nhớ, Vietnam)
  • Young Critic Award: Tracey Toh Xiu Si

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

Audience Choice Award:


2022 Silver Screen AwardsEdit

Asian Feature Film Category:

Southeast Asian Short Film Category:

Youth Critics Programme:

  • Young Critic Award: Benjamin Yap Kee Siang

Southeast Asian Film Lab:

Audience Choice Award:

Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award:

  • In-Docs (Indonesia)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (2014-07-15). "Singapore Film Fest to Launch Southeast Asian Film Lab". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-07-19.

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