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Singapore to host Asian film festival

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Mumbai , Aug. 25

Teamwork Production today announced that its first Asian Festival of 1st Films (AFFF) will be held in Singapore from November 23-30, 2005.

"The seven-day festival will provide a stage for emerging Asian film talent to excel on an international platform.

The festival comprises a competition segment and a non-competition programme. It aims to recognise talent in eight categories: Best Film (Producer); Best Director; Best Cinematographer; Best Female Actor; Best Male Actor; Best Writer; Best Documentary and Best Director of Documentary," a news release said.

The competition is open to film and documentary makers of Asian origin, spanning seven continents and 152 countries of the world. "The films can include any Asian language and should enter the competition as a world premiere and must not have been released commercially outside the country of its origin," the release said.

Films eligible to enter should be produced between January 1, 2004 and August 1, 2005.

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