About

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 (134.01KB) 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, Internationalization, and Audience Cultivation (SFC Review (14.60MB)).

Overview

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 like Lucasfilm have also set up locally to harness our creative expertise and talents.

Programmes

SFC nurtures high potential talent and collaboration of top talent in Southeast Asia for a strong brand of "Made-with-Singapore" content that would be recognized locally, internationally, and raise the profile of Singapore's media sector.

Call-for-proposals for Production Assistance (Film) and the New Talent Feature Grant (NTFG) are twice a year, while the Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant (SCPG) and the Short Film Grant (SFG) are once a year. More information is available here: 2020 Call-for-Proposals.

The Overseas Participation Grant is open for application all year-round.

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 Mandatory Safety Rules for the Resumption of Media Content Productions 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 (7.77MB)

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.

Film Community

This list contains organisations/companies that offer film-related programming and/or activities aiming to grow the audience in the appreciation of Singapore films and talent.

Last updated on: 04 Mar 2021