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Programmes & Grants

last updated 21 January 2019

The SFC nurtures, supports and promotes Singapore talent in filmmaking and the production of films. Besides funding projects through our grant schemes, the SFC works with various partners to develop capability development programmes, as well as initiatives for the appreciation of Singapore films.

IMDA Grant Schemes
IMDA supports the development, production, marketing of content across various platforms, and talent development through the Industry Grant Schemes – Development Assistance, Production Assistance, and Talent Assistance. Please read the respective pages for more information.

Applications for Production Assistance (Film) and New Talent Feature Grant are twice a year, while application for Short Film Grant is once a year. Both are via call-for-proposals.More information is available here: 2019 Call-for-Proposals

New Talent Feature Grant (NTFG)

NTFG supports first and second-time filmmakers in developing feature films. Application for NTFG is twice a year, via call-for-proposals. More information is available here: 2019 Call-for-Proposals

Short Film Grant (SFG)

SFG supports filmmakers in producing short films. Application for SFG is once a year, via call-for-proposals. More information is available here: 2019 Call-for-Proposals

Overseas Participation Grant (OPG)

OPG 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.


Film Capability Programmes

Through programmes such as those helping our filmmakers in story development and pitching, we hope to be able to help filmmakers build the ability to tell compelling stories and produce quality Singapore content. A recent film capability programme launched is the Masterclass and Workshops in Chinese scriptwriting, which is organised in partnership with mm2 Entertainment.

Watch Local

To deepen the appreciation of local films in Singapore, the Watch Local initiative was launched in 2012 to encourage access and appreciation of Singapore short and feature films. Partners of this initiative included Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, the National Museum of Singapore Cinematheque and the Asian Film Archive.