Mexican Film Festival
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Mexican Film Festival, this year’s Festival attracted close to 900 alumni and guests,
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Mexican Film Festival, this year’s Festival attracted close to 900 alumni and guests, and was graced by Mr Enrique Escamilla, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Mexico in Singapore (photo above); His Excellency Manuel Hernando Solano, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to Singapore; Mr Alade Akinremi Bolaji, Acting High Commissioner of Nigeria to Singapore; and Mr John Wilton, NUS Deputy President (Administration and Finance).
Jointly presented by the Embassy of Mexico in Singapore, The Projector and NUS Alumni Relations, the Festival opened with acclaimed film Museum on 4 June, with a special introduction and sharing session by Museum’s producer and scriptwriter, Mr Manuel Alcala. At the sharing session moderated by Mr Ellery Ngiam (Scriptwriter, Media Entrepreneur and Founder of EN Films), Mr Alcala shared with audience how his background as a journalist provided him with the inspiration for this film, as well as his experiences in making the film.
Three other Mexican films were screened during the Festival from 10 to 12 June: Eddie Reynolds and The Iron Angels, Tigers Are Not Afraid and Single and Fabulous In Her Thirties. Each night, lucky draw prizes sponsored by Maison Du Whisky, Tono Cevicheria and Vatos were also given out to some lucky members of the audience.