Singapore is proving to be a fertile ground for developing exportable media content. Its rich cultural backdrop acts as a kaleidoscope of inspiration, fuelling creative output with international appeal. Singapore’s growing success in the worldwide film industry attests to this, with homegrown films such as Pop Aye, Apprentice, A Yellow Bird, Ilo Ilo, Tatsumi, Sandcastle, HERE and My Magic selected for, and receiving accolades, at acclaimed film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toronto International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.
Collaborative efforts between local and international film companies have been increasing. Co-produced films bring together resources from co-producing countries and help Singapore filmmakers participate in projects of international standing and with potential for global distribution. One recent co-production is Ramen Teh, a Singapore-Japanese-French drama directed by renowned director Eric Khoo. International film production and service companies such as Lucasfilm have also set up in Singapore to harness our creative expertise, hiring local talent to work on international projects.
Find out more on how the Singapore Film Commission (SFC), nurtures, supports and promotes Singapore talent in filmmaking and the production of films in “Programmes and Grants”.
If you are interested to film in Singapore or film within the one-north precinct, head over to“Filming in Singapore”.
ABOUT THE SINGAPORE FILM COMMISSION
The Singapore Film Commission (SFC) is a division under the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and is made up of an advisory committee comprising 14 members from the film, arts and cultural community. The SFC is supported by a Secretariat within the IMDA.
Since 1998, the SFC has supported more than 600 short films, scripts, feature films, as well as film-related events in Singapore that showcase homegrown talent and works. Some notable films by Singapore filmmakers include Pop Aye (Kirsten Tan), Apprentice (Boo Junfeng), A Yellow Bird (K. Rajagopal), Ilo Ilo (Anthony Chen), the Ah Boys to Men series (Jack Neo), and 881 (Royston Tan).
Please click here for the full list of current SFC Advisory Committee members. Click here for a brief history of SFC.