TEN short films by Singapore's up-and-coming young filmmakers will be screened at the United Kingdom's number one short film festival.
The Encounters Short Film Festival, held annually in November, is one of Europe's leading film festivals and attracts international audiences, film distributors and filmmakers.
The Singapore films include director Royston Tan's two prize-winning shorts, Monkey Love and DIY, and two other films which played at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year - Anthony Chen's award-winning Ah Ma and Pok Yue Weng's SuperDong.
All the Singapore films have either been shortlisted or won prizes at film festivals at home and abroad, and all will be receiving their first UK screening with Encounters.
They reflect a range of filmmaking styles and present a vivid cross section of Singaporean life.
The Singapore showcase was put together by Objectifs Films and the British Council, and is supported by the Singapore Film Commission (SFC).
It will take place in Bristol on Nov 22, as part of Encounters, which runs from Nov 21 to 25.
Five of the filmmakers whose work features in the programme - Royston Tan, Boo Junfeng, Eva Tang, Tan Wei Keong and Victric Thng - are scheduled to attend the Festival.
After the screening, Tan will take part in a special session looking at short film making and the transition to feature film making. There will also be a screening of Tan's second feature, 4:30, plus glimpses of 881 - the first time UK audiences will have seen clips from the film, a major box-office success in Singapore.
Said Mr Man Shu Sum, Director, SFC: 'Over the past year, many Singapore shortfilms have been participating in and winning accolades at festivals around the world - a testimony to the growing strengths of our talents.
'We are delighted at this opportunity to screen Singapore films to an international audience at Encounters, andhope that through this exposure, our filmmakers will gain greater confidence and be inspired to produce more exciting and original Singapore films.'
Mr Dan Prichard, Arts Manager at the British Council in Singapore said: 'This is an exciting time for the film industry in Singapore.'
'There are many very talented young directors coming up...We hope that long-lasting ties between filmmakers and the film industries in both countries will develop from this Showcase.'
Ms Sue Lion, Managing Director of Encounters, said: 'One of the prime aims of Encounters is to be an ideas laboratory.'
'Adding such splendid ingredients from Singapore to this already rich international mix is sure to give everyone something good to take home!'