Asian Festival of 1st Films


The Asian Festival of 1st Films is back in Singapore for the fourth year with a collection of nominated films gathered around the world. The AFFF is the world’s only film and documentary festival celebrating first-time film makers.

Festival director Sanjoy Roy commented, “We recognize the best of international first-time filmmaking” in “Singapore, which provides the perfect location to play host to the Festival.”

Eric Khoo’s My Magic will be representing Singapore in this year’s line-up as it has been nominated in the category Best Actor. In the film, Bosco Francis delivers a emotional performance as a drunken father who turns to magic in an effort not to lose his son.

More about the AFFF

The nominated first-time films and documentaries will compete for eleven awards in the categories of: Best Film (Producer & Director), Best Director, Best Producer, Best Cinematographer or Editor, Best Actor (Female), Best Actor (Male), Best Script or Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Director of Documentary, Best Short Film and the Purple Orchid Foreign Correspondents Association Choice Award.

A jury of internationally renowned film makers from across the world will come together in Singapore to view and select the best in each category. The awards will be announced at a star-studded award ceremony on 10th December.

View the screening schedule here.

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