Singapore Eco Film Festival | PRESS
The Singapore Eco Film Festival (#SGEFF) is a celebration bringing together all the environmental organisations in Singapore, to ignite a public passion for protecting our environment in Singapore & Beyond!
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Local Eco Community comes together to create the inaugural Singapore Eco Film Festival to Celebrate & Accelerate positive solutions for our community & environment!

Find more online & register: @SGEFFest

Singapore, October, 2016 – The inaugural Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) will be held at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands from 10 – 13 November. The festival will showcase more than 18 short and feature-length films selected from across the world. Over 30 inspiring speakers such as Ben Shedd, Professor of Digital Filmmaking/Documentary at School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University & Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject; Kevin Teng, Executive Director of Sustainability, Marina Bay Sands; and Christy Davis, Regional Director of World Vision will be among the speakers at the nine panel discussions. Through an extensive lineup of programmes, SGEFF aims to engage the public to take environmental action within their communities.

In celebration of the Festival, ArtScience Late, ArtScience Museum’s experimental performance platform, goes green on 10 November with the Singapore Premiere of Can You Dig This (NC-16), a documentary that follows guerilla gardeners who are uprooting the status quo in one of the most notorious U.S neighbourhoods – with an urban gardening revolution. Closing out the night is iNCH as she takes us on a journey marked with reflections of a simpler life.

With a call to action to “Celebrate & Accelerate” eco solutions, each screening session focuses on issues chosen together with several community partners and volunteers, which they felt were current and relevant to Singaporeans and the rest of Southeast Asia. Climate change, marine conservation and pollution, green banking and urban gardening are among the topics with an overall theme of ground up solutions.

Film highlights include: Demain, Can You Dig This, Banking Nature, Breathing Earth: Susumu Shingu’s Dream, the Global Premiere of Change a film by Isaac Kerlow, and the Asian Premiere of A Plastic Ocean. Another highlight is “Otter Town” by Beach House Pictures and National Geographic WILD that tells the story of the famous otter family in Singapore!

In addition to screening these amazing documentaries in a traditional film festival, there are also a series of fun activities organised for the public of all ages. These activities are integral  to the overall programme and aim to engage participants creatively on how they can affect change locally and globally. SGEFF also involves the creative community and celebrates the efforts of Singaporean and Southeast Asian filmmakers and photographers. The festival invites the public to meet the people who have been leading environmental efforts to protect our natural heritage, investing in eco design and implementing innovative solutions.

All events are free and open to the public, welcoming people of all ages, including families and children, elderly and persons of all abilities. However please note all films will be in English. If you would like to be our diversity partner to help cover the costs of language translation and subtitles for the hearing impaired for 2017, contact: We look forward to being more inclusive.

“SGEFF approaches environmental issues in a positive way, and celebrates the amazing work of the eco-community in Singapore and the region. Through the magic and power of inspiring films, we hope to motivate Singaporeans to engage and accelerate sustainable efforts!”

– Jacqui Hocking, Executive Director

“At ArtScience Museum, we believe that if we are to find creative solutions for global challenges such as environmental sustainability, we need both the understanding generated by science, and the emotional connections created through art.  So, we are extremely excited to be working with the Singapore Eco Film Festival to showcase such an extraordinary range of films and other creative projects. The festival is the latest of a series of initiatives we have engaged with, together with Marina Bay Sands’ Sustainability team, that give us new ideas and energy to tackle the big environmental issues we face.”

– Honor Harger, Executive Director, ArtScience Museum

Following Singapore’s deep involvement with COP and the Global Goals, several local community organizations are excited to support launching the festival.

When is it?

Find more online & register:

Nov 04  • Filmmaking Workshop at the National Design Centre IMDA Lab 7pm

Nov 10  • ArtScience Late 7pm – 10pm

Nov 11-13 • Daily from 1030AM to 7PM


The annual Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) is an inspirational event bringing together  eco organisations, storytellers and artists to celebrate the efforts of environmental groups locally and regionally and accelerate the changes needed to secure a safe & sustainable future. The festival aims to foster more collaboration, raise awareness & ignite a public passion towards protecting our environment in Singapore & beyond!

About ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is Southeast Asia’s leading cultural institution that explores the interrelationship between art, science, technology and culture. Featuring 21 galleries totalling 50,000 square feet, the iconic lotus-inspired building has staged major exhibitions by some of the 20th century’s key artists, including Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as major exhibitions which explore aspects of scientific history.

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