ScreenSingapore set for June 2011

New Asian fest to debut June 5-12

Singapore's new film festival, ScreenSingapore, will make its debut June 5-12, 2011.

Timing could be a huge factor for the event's success. It falls just after the conclusion of the Cannes Film Festival, but also during Singapore's already hot summer. It also comes ahead of the annual CommunicAsia technology show in the Southeast Asian island nation, held later in June.

The event, organized by Singapore's Media Development Authority, will also hold a trade section on June 7-9. The MDA recently expanded its relationship with China, creating a fund to invest $74 million in digital media and IT start-ups both there and in Singapore.