The inaugural Singapore Chinese Film Festival (SCFF), co-organised by UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies (UCCS) and Singapore Film Society (SFS) had its opening film "10+10" screened on 26 April 2013 at the Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard.
"10+10" is an omnibus of 20 short stories about the "the uniqueness of Taiwan" from renowned Taiwanese filmmakers including Hou Hsiao-hsien, Sylvia Chang and Chen Kuo-fu. The movie opened to some 200 audience including Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of SIM University, invited guests from the film industry, academia, media industry and diplomats. The festival organisers specially flew in Lee Lieh, film producer and actress from Taiwan, and Angie Chen, documentary director from Hong Kong to grace the occasion.
Prior to the screening, Mr Kenneth Tan, Chairman, SFS shared the objectives for organising the film festival and his aspirations on the benefits brought about by the globalisation of Chinese cinema. Professor Eddie Kuo, Director, UCCS traced the events that led to the collaboration of the two organisations, thanked the festival’s key sponsors, Lee Foundation and Promote Mandarin Council for their support and declared the official opening of the film festival.
The guests were invited to a reception at the end of the show.