[PLEASE NOTE: For Phase 2 (19 June 2020 onwards till updated), media companies with SSIC codes starting with 58 to 63 (except for cinemas) will continue their business activities.

All companies carrying out media content production activities must comply with the Mandatory Safety Rules for the Resumption of Content Production (1.95MB), dated 6 August 2020 (Version 2.1, updated from the 19 June 2020 version). Please check this page regularly for updates to the Mandatory Safety Rules.

All media companies are also to note the following rules:

(a) For companies involved in the production of programmes for broadcast and other digital media, such as TV commercials, short narratives, documentaries, feature films, requiring large crew: no more than 30 personnel on location, including no more than 10 onscreen talent/performers (unmasked), at any given time, to register with IMDA.

(b) For companies involved in all other productions: no more than 10 personnel on location, including no more than 5 onscreen talent/performers (unmasked), at any given time.

(c) For “live” singing as part of the production, productions must adhere to no more than 10 personnel on location, and no more than 5 singing onscreen talent/performers (unmasked); further, each "live" singing talent/performer is advised to observe a 2 metre safe distance from the next person.

Resources:

  • Click here (506.35KB) for the latest FAQ dated 17 July 2020 (updated from the 19 June 2020 version) that complements the Mandatory Safety Rules.
  • Click here for the full advisory from IMDA.
  • Click here (1.08MB) for a printable infographic that can be used for your production.

For a list of practical recommendations for media companies and professionals to follow, please refer to the Comprehensive Safety Measures available at either of the following:

Coverage of General Elections

  • Media companies who are covering campaign content would have to adhere to IMDA's Mandatory Safety Rules.
  • For Political Parties and Candidates, please refer to the guidelines by the Elections Department.

For queries, e-mail sfc@imda.gov.sg

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Over the years, Singapore’s multicultural and breath-taking landscape has been showcased to the world through titles like the futuristic Equals and Hollywood blockbuster Hitman: Agent 47. Most recently in 2018, Crazy Rich Asians landed Singapore in the international limelight where it broke box office records worldwide.

With a unique blend of Asian and Western cultural influences, support from a world-class technical infrastructure, secure IP system and multilingual talent pool, Singapore is fully capable of supporting local and international filmmakers in their craft. 

For general information about filming in Singapore, please read our Guide To Filming (2.27MB), or write to sfc@imda.gov.sg for further enquiries.

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Last updated on: 06 Aug 2020