‘Sankara’ on for fest

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The 20th Singapore Film Festival will unspool April 18-30, presenting auds with a selection of fest winners and arthouse faves from around the world.

Proceedings kick off with Sri Lankan film “Sankara,” by Prasanna Jayakody.

Fest, which had been operating under a financial question mark, is backed by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts; the Singapore Film Commission; the Singapore Tourist Board; and the National Arts Council.

Novelty this year will be a retrospective of prize-winning shorts and two seminars tracing the evolution of Singapore film since the 1990s.

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