The Singapore Film Commission (SFC) has selected Eric Khoo's My Magic as Singapore's entry to the best foreign-language film category of next year's Academy Awards.

The mostly Tamil-language film, which played in competition at Cannes this year, follows the complex relationship between a father, who is analcoholic magician, and his son. Real-life magician Bosco Francis plays the father while 14-year-old student Jathishweran plays the son.

Produced by Zhao Wei Films, My Magic is set for release in Singapore on September 26 via Golden Village Pictures.

'My Magic's touching storyline made it the SFC Board members' unanimous choice this year. It is a testament to our burgeoning film industry's capabilities and a fitting submission to the Academy,' said SFC director and Media Development Authority of Singapore's COO Kenneth Tan.

The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards will be announced on January 22.