VANCOUVER SINGAPORE FILM FESTIVAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED THE ‘OTHER BALI FILM’ TO HEADLINE FESTIVAL

Vancouver, B.C. – The complete line-up for the 3rd Annual Vancouver Singapore Film
Festival has been announced.

The multi-genre and language film festival will be held on September 17 and 18 at the
Vancouver International Film Centre (Vancity Theatre), showcasing a remarkable
selection of films that celebrate Singapore’s multicultural society.

The Opening Night Gala includes a Singapore hawker-style dinner with an hour of short
films, followed by the controversial feature film Cowboys in Paradise. A counterpoint to
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, this will be the North American premiere of the
documentary on the beach boys who have made Bali a leading destination for female
sex tourists. The film made international news recently after Bali police reacted to the
trailer by arresting 28 beach boys. Singapore-based director Amit Virmani will be
present for a Q&A and is available for interviews from September 18 - 23.

Closing Night begins with a compelling collection of short films, and ends with a trio of
dark tales revealing the underbelly of Singapore, including a murder with an unlikely
weapon (Scot Free), migrant worker struggles (Durai & Saro), and Indian gangsters in
the stereotypically sterile Singapore (Certain Chapters).

This year’s festival aims to cross boundaries, focusing on showcasing thought-provoking
films that will challenge audiences and generate rich discussions. Filmmakers are of
diverse backgrounds and origins, and a large selection of shorts will be screened to
highlight the emerging talents from this vibrant and cosmopolitan city-state.

Full details and synopses available at: www.vsff.org

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