Feature Film Programme
Sat – Sun: 2pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm
Short Film Programme
Mon – Thu: 11am – 7pm
Fri – Sun: 11am – 8pm
To showcase the role of art in society, National Gallery Singapore presents the second edition of Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art, using the evocative medium of film to shed light on important issues around the world in a bid to create new ways of seeing. This year, there will also be a Special Focus section on communities in transition.
The only film festival in Singapore dedicated to art returns this year with over 30 thought-provoking films by Singapore, regional and international filmmakers and artists. Comprising a mix of award-winning feature-length and short films, as well as single-channel works, the selection is thoughtfully curated to facilitate conversations on the role of art and museums in offering new perspectives to critical issues in society today.
The Festival consists of four sections, with this year’s Special Focus drawing attention to the reality and experience of displacement, an issue that is central to many of today’s most critical global debates.
WAYS OF SEEING
Films on artists and their interventions on society
Films on institutions of art and their communities
Films that capture the reality of transition
SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHORTS
Short films on the stories of Southeast Asia
At selected screenings, the audience will have the opportunity to meet with some of these filmmakers and artists during intimate post-screening dialogues. As part of the opening weekend, the Gallery will also be organising a public forum on 6 October with filmmakers Kamila Andini and John Clang, as well as historian Dr Mohamed Effendy as they explore cultural notions of performative spirituality and displacement surfaced in the films.