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World Journal article on Singafest


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Pheonix TV article on Singafest


"Buddha Mountain" – 2011 New York Asian Film Festival Review, go to article

Li Yu's fourth feature "Buddha Mountain" is, among many other things, a film of generational collision. One side of the divide is represented by Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing), Ding Bo (Chen Bolin), and Fei Zao/"Fatso" (Fei Long), three young friends who live in an aimless, perpetual present. On the other side is Chang (Sylvia Chang), a Peking Opera performer who tries desperately to cling to a past violently ripped from her through the car accident that killed her son. The two generations are yanked together when the three friends rent a room in Chang's home after their previous dwelling is marked for demolition. The generations' lifestyles immediately clash; the friends' all-night partying does not at all mesh with Chang's 6:30 a.m. daily ritual of opera practice.


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Rogue Cinema article on Singafest


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Rogue Cinema article on Singafest


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Moving Pictures Network article on Singafest

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filbiz.asia article on Singafest

Press release

INAUGURAL SINGAFEST ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2011 SELECTIONS, HONORS ASIAN CINEMA STARS IN LOS ANGELES SEPT. 29TH – OCT. 2ND

LOS ANGELES

Bigfoot Entertainment today announced the 2011 selections for SINGAFEST, a new international film festival celebrating Asian cinema premiering September 29, 2011 at the historic Bigfoot Crest Theater in Westwood Village, Los Angeles. Four-day festival is slated through October 2nd with a full lineup of Asian feature films, documentaries, shorts, classics, film industry panels, networking mixers and parties.

Conceived in Singapore, SINGAFEST serves as an international platform to celebrate Asian culture and Asian filmmakers who pay homage to their ethnic backgrounds. Judging the festival will be a panel of internationally acclaimed film industry professionals, including Teddy Zee, producer of “The Pursuit of Happyness”, “Hitch”; Ted Kim, CEO of CJ Entertainment; Rosa Li, head of production and development, Celestial Pictures; and Kenneth Bi, award-winning writer and director, Kenbiroli Films.

Legendary Japanese actor Sonny Chiba, arguably the greatest figure in martial arts movie history alongside Bruce Lee, will join SINGAFEST to present one of his personal favorite films, “Samurai Reincarnation”, and to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by martial arts star Ernie Reyes, Jr. The tribute is scheduled on Saturday, October 1st at 8:30 PM at the Bigfoot Crest Theater. Chiba’s rough, glowering expression and tremendous physical skills (Chiba himself is an acknowledged martial arts master) have made him something of an one-man action movie genre in grindhouse classics like “The Streetfighter” series, and earned him devoted fans including Quentin Tarantino who paid tribute to him in both “True Romance” and “Kill Bill”.

SINGAFEST’s head of programming Dennis Bartok (American Cinematheque) has selected Los Angeles premieres of new features such as director Li Yu’s engrossing Chinese drama “Buddha Mountain”, featuring a break-out performance by actress and singer Fan Bingbing; director Doze Niu’s 2-1/2 hour Scorsese-like crime epic “Monga”; the high flying guillotine-/one-armed swordsman-packed martial arts cinema extravaganza “Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie” directed by Andrew Corvey & Andrew Robinson; plus Thai director Tom Waller’s elegant, Agatha Christie-like mystery “Mindfulness And Murder”.

“With Relativity Media’s just-announced jump into the Chinese market with billions of dollars in film investment portending tremendous opportunities and collaborations -- SINGAFEST is obviously the right event at the right time, a cinematic melting pot merging Eastern and Western cultures to showcase the best of both worlds to the Asian community and beyond,” said Ashley Jordan, CEO of Bigfoot Entertainment.

Other special events during SINGAFEST include:

• Special Children’s Matinee Sun. October 2nd of the first 3-D animated feature from Japan, “The Little Ghostly Adventures of The Tofu Boy”, about a lovable yokai goblin who finds himself lost in modern-day Tokyo.

•Other 2011 SINGAFEST selections include: “Kidnapper” directed by Kelvin Tong, “My Wedding and Other Secrets” directed by Roseanne Liang, and the controversial new emotional drama “The Girl With No Number” directed by Michael Gleissner. Gleissner’s film was chosen as the closing night’s special event, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit organizations “Asian Professional Exchange” (APEX) and “Center for Pacific Asian Families” (CPAF).

• Producer/Director Eli Roth (“Hostel”, “Cabin Fever”) was chosen to select his favorite overlooked Asian movie for SINGAFEST. He chose “Beat” Takeshi Kitano’s most obscure gem, the riotous 1994 comedy “Getting Any?”.

• Numerous social events and industry mixers including the SINGAFEST Industry Luncheon at the Napa Valley Grille in Westwood, featuring a colorful, no- holds-barred discussions about US-Asian filmmaking issues with featuring Orb Media Group CEO Peter Shiao, director/writer Quentin Lee (“The People I’ve Slept With”, “Drift”), actress Gwendoline Yeo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) Producer/Director Tony Vitale (“One Last Ride”) and others TBD.

Tickets are available now at www.singafest.com

About Bigfoot Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Bigfoot Entertainment, Inc. is an international entertainment company producing independent films for the global marketplace. The company finances and develops feature films and reality TV shows, many of which have received industry accolades, festival awards and have been released world-wide. Bigfoot Entertainment produces many of its projects at Bigfoot Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary that encompasses six sound stages and on-site state-of-the-art post-production facilities.

With headquarters in Hong Kong and studios in Cebu, Philippines, Bigfoot Entertainment creates content reflecting a Hollywood foundation with a global perspective. For more information, visit www.bigfoot.com

For media inquiries, please contact:
Lynn Zhou Email: singafest2011@gmail.com
Tel: 716-880-0182