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Film Sector


Singapore's potential for developing exportable media content is supported by its rich cultural backdrop, inspiring creative output with international appeal. Attesting to this is Singapore’s growing success in the worldwide film industry, with films like A Land Imagined and Pop Aye receiving accolades at acclaimed film festivals such as the Locarno International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

Expanding collaborative efforts between local and international film companies have united resources from co-producing countries, enabling Singapore filmmakers to participate in projects of international standing. International film production and service companies have also set up locally to harness our creative expertise and talents.

Our stories, well-told

SFC celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a series of activities themed "Our Stories, Well-Told". Find out more about Singapore's filmmakers, budding film talent and Made-in-Singapore films!

The Singapore Film Commission (SFC), part of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), is charged with developing Singapore's film industry and nurturing film talent. It is advised by a committee comprising members from the film, arts and cultural community. Since 1998, the SFC has supported more than 800 short films, scripts, feature films, as well as film-related events in Singapore that showcase homegrown talent and works.

To propel Singapore's film industry towards the next stage of growth, SFC will focus on three strategic thrusts - Talent Development, Internationalisation, and Audience Cultivation.

Find out more about the history of SFC and the three strategic thrusts (14.60MB).

SFC celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2023 with a series of activities as well as a documentary titled "Singapore Films: To the World and Back". Watch the documentary here.


SFC develops the industry and nurtures high-potential talents to build a strong brand of "Made-with-Singapore" content recognised locally and internationally, thus raising the profile of SIngapore's media sector. The support includes:

Media Talent Progression Programme – Content Grants

Media Talent Progression Programme – Content Grants

The Content Grants under the Media Talent Progression Programme (MTPP) support the production of content projects that provide quality roles for local media professionals, in order to build up their portfolio and experience.

The Overseas Development Grant

The Overseas Development Grant

The Overseas Development Grant supports media professionals who have been selected for international programmes and platforms that are designed to develop their skills and projects, and build up their international connections and perspectives.

Media Enterprise Programme - Development Grant

Media Enterprise Programme - Development Grant

IMDA’s Media Enterprise Programme builds media enterprises’ core competencies in the development of quality content for international audiences.

Complementing the grants is the Singapore on-screen fund to incentivise international media and entertainment companies with global or regional reach to collaborate with Singapore media talent and enterprises to produce feature films or series highlighting the unique culture and landscapes of Singapore.

Useful resources

  • Call for Proposals for feature and short films

    This page contains detailed information for the IMDA Call for Proposals for feature and short film grants.

  • Filming in Singapore

    This page contains information on guidelines and important notes to filming/shooting in Singapore, including the Content Production Safe Management Measures during the COVID-19 period.

  • Film Directory

    This online film directory serves as a repository on Singapore cinema, listing feature films released or produced by Singapore filmmakers, producers and/or companies since 1991.

  • Film Brochure

    This e-brochure lists Singapore feature films, including recent releases from the past two years, upcoming releases, projects in development, and notable titles with critical acclaim over the past decade.

  • Data on Singapore Cinema

    This page contains key statistics on the Singapore cinema industry.