Singapore, 28 May 2021 — The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is pleased to announce that the duration for SIFA On Demand has been extended.
Audiences can now enjoy seven films that were part of the Singular Screens 2021 lineup from the comfort of their own homes from 31 May to 12 June. Celebrating diverse, independent and singular visions from Singapore and around the world, discover a bold palette of cinematic adventures, featuring the ingenious and risk-taking in film. The films include:
- There Are No False Undertakings
- If It Were Love
- The Year of the Discovery
- The Mole Agent
- Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Five concerts from the Compassion Chamber Music Series have also been filmed and newly added to SIFA-On-Demand. Together with seven of 2021’s Festival Commissions and selected SIFA v2.020, these recorded performances will be available from 5 to 20 June to viewers, both here and abroad:
- The Year of No Return by The Necessary Stage
- A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Existence by Toy Factory Productions Limited
- The Commission by Singapore Repertory Theatre, Wild Rice and Pangdemonium
- OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya by The Finger Players
- Three Sisters by Nine Years Theatre and SITI Company
- A Song for Louis by Various Artists
- The Wandering by SAtheCollective & Pōtocol
- _T0701_ by Zeugma
- Did you want more sleep? by weish x Marc Gabriel Loh
- Entity by Planeswalker
- Of Nature and Technology by Zul Mahmod
Compassion: Chamber Music Series (NEW)
- Before Life and After by Felicia Teo Kaixin, Jonathan Charles Tay & Jonathan Shin
- Echoes of Fire and Water by Ensemble Æquilibrium
- Healing Rhapsody by Ding Yi Music Company
- Ghosts of Yesteryear by Morse Percussion
- Be Comforted Now: Bach Cantatas by Red Dot Baroque featuring Joyce Lee Tung and John Lee
The collaboration between the Singapore Dance Theatre and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Rhythm of Us will also be available from 13 to 20 June.
Notes to Editor:
- SIFA On Demand will be hosted on SISTIC Live.
- SIFA On Demand: Singular Screens are at $8 per film, and $35 for a bundle of 7 films, available to audiences based in Singapore
- SIFA On Demand: Festival Commissions are $15 per show, or $60 for a bundle of 17 shows, available to audiences globally.
- Creative Captioning is available in English for The Commission, The Year of No Return and _T0701_
- Creative Captioning is available in English and Chinese for Three Sisters and A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Existence
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About the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)
As Singapore’s annual pinnacle performing arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly anticipated festival is a high point on Singapore’s arts and cultural calendar. SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works.
About Arts House Limited (AHL)
Arts House Limited (AHL) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching lives through the arts. AHL manages two key landmarks located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District – The Arts House, a multi-disciplinary arts centre with a focus on literary programming, and the Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, a heritage building that is home to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. It also runs the Goodman Arts Centre and Aliwal Arts Centre, two creative enclaves for artists, arts groups and creative businesses, and performing arts space Drama Centre. AHL presents the Singapore International Festival of Arts, the annual pinnacle celebration of performance and interdisciplinary arts in Singapore commissioned by the National Arts Council.
AHL was set up in 11 December 2002 as a company limited by guarantee (CLG) under the National Arts Council and was formerly known as The Old Parliament House Limited. It was officially renamed Arts House Limited on 19 March 2014. In 2020, AHL was appointed cultural place manager of the Civic District.
About National Arts Council (NAC)
The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore. By nurturing creative excellence and supporting broad audience engagement, our diverse and distinctive arts inspire our people, connect communities and profile Singapore internationally. We preserve our rich cultural traditions as we cultivate accomplished artists and vibrant companies for the future. Our support for the arts is comprehensive – from grants and partnerships to industry facilitation and arts housing. The Council welcomes greater private and corporate giving to and through the arts, so that together we can make the arts an integral part of everyone’s lives. For more information on the Council’s mission and plans, please visit www.nac.gov.sg.