21 Dec '15, 3am

Diplomatic missions screening Singapore films in cultural push

Local films are going abroad in a cultural diplomacy project by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Sent to Singapore's diplomatic missions that express an interest, the travelling package comprises 10 feature-length and 10 short films. They range from black-and- white Malay classics to this year's 7 Letters anthology, a collection of short films about Singapore by established film-makers. The project aims at "profiling Singapore's cultural offerings abroad and developing international opportunities for our artists and institutions", the MFA said in response to queries. The ministries partnered the National Museum of Singapore's Cinematheque department to curate the list, with each chosen film representing a significant development in Singapore's film landscape. Four Malay films by the Cathay- Keris studio and Shaw's Mala...

Full article: http://news.asiaone.com/news/showbiz/diplomatic-missions-...

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