Singapore Film Commission is standing firm behind local films

The Singapore Film Commission, which helped kick-start the careers of award-winning directors such as Anthony Chen, turns 20

In the last 20 years, the Singapore Film Commission (SFC) has helped create films that have won applause from critics (Apprentice, 2016; Ilo Ilo, 2013) and love from the mainstream audience (Ah Boys To Men, 2012).

Sometimes, it funds projects that win neither, such as romantic comedy Chicken Rice War (2000), a boxoffice flop that was also savaged by critics.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Standing firm behind films'. Print Edition | Subscribe