Grants go towards supporting the production of feature length content no less than 70 minutes, and must be delivered in the following formats: 35mm, DCP, HDCam, and other digital formats.
Depending on the film’s technical and creative requirements, SFC will support up to S$250,000 or 100% of the project’s production budget (whichever is lower). At least 40% of the grant must be Qualifying Expenses.
#Qualifying Expenses refer to a project’s expenditure on the cost items incurred in Singapore or on Singaporeans (regardless of residence/location) or Singapore Permanent Residents (based in Singapore).
This includes third-party costs incurred and paid directly to a Singapore business entity or Singaporeans overseas. Any goods and/or services supplied by a Singapore business entity must be substantially supplied, performed or value-added in Singapore.
The qualifying cost items captured under Qualifying Expenses include:
- Manpower / talents
- Professional fees / services
- Hardware / software
- Intellectual property licensing
- Equipment rental
- Location rental
- Master print / tapes
- Legal fees
- Art/set department
- Travel and accommodation costs
- Ground transport
- Project financing (e.g. insurance, completion bond)
Proposals shall be assessed on the following criteria, including but not limited to:
- Capability of applicant and proposed team
- Strength of content/concept
- Distribution and marketing potential
- Benefits to Singapore