Issue 120 | Jan-Mar 2020

Philippine Film Festival 2019

The inaugural Philippine Film Festival opened on 12 November 2019 with a screening of Mr and Mrs Cruz and was graced by His Excellency Joseph Del Mar Yap, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Singapore.

Guests also had the opportunity to meet and hear from the film’s director, Ms Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (above photo). The Festival continued over the next three nights and also featured Seven Sundays, Bakwit Boys and Siargao

More than 600 alumni and guests attended the Festival organised by the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore and NUS Alumni Relations, and supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Star Cinema, in celebration of 50 Years of Singapore-Philippines Friendship and 100 years of Philippine Cinema. Audience members also stood a chance to win lucky draw prizes kindly sponsored by the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, Philippine Airlines, Metro Remittance Singapore Pte Ltd and AFreight Singapore.
H.E. Joseph Del Mar Yap (middle) with Dean of Students Associate Professor Peter Pang and Director of Alumni Communications and Engagement, Ms Florence Neo (Arts and Social Sciences ’93).
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