MIPCOM: Inaugural Singapore Media Festival Announced to Celebrate Film, TV

Ken Kwek's 'Unlucky Plaza' will open the Singapore Film Festival

Asian film and TV will be center stage at the newly named Singapore Media Festival.

The expanded Asian media market under a new umbrella name will run from Dec. 4-14, 2014 and will bring together four events: the Singapore Film Festival, the Asia TV Forum and Market, ScreenSingapore and the Asian Television Awards, organizers said on Monday at MIPCOM.

Besides Asian, American and other international film and TV producers, distributors and buyers are to attend the Asia TV Forum from Dec. 9-12. Conference participants and keynote speakers will include 3C Media China president and CEO Liu Xichen, Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman, Robert Gilby, managing director of The Walt Disney Company in southeast Asia, and Ricky Ow, president of Turner International Asia Pacific.

The Singapore Film Festival aims to showcase around 100 feature and short films from over 50 countries, with Singapore director Ken Kwek's Unlucky Plaza, a black comedy starring Epy Quizon and Adrian Pang, opening the event after debuting in Toronto. The festival will bestow Silver Screen Awards on Asian films and talent.

The Singapore Film Festival is to run from Dec. 4 to 14, ScreenSingapore from Dec. 9 to 12, while the Asian Television Awards will be handed out on Dec. 11.

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