Singapore Media Festival Celebrates Asia’s Best Content and Talent

2016

  • Singapore Media Festival Unveils New Chapters in Asian Storytelling

    14 December 2016 – The Singapore Media Festival (SMF) 2016 gathered over 20,000 media and creative professionals, industry thought-leaders, and fans of television and film from around the world.

  • ATF Formats Pitch 2016 Competition Announces On-stage Jury

    13 October 2016 – The inaugural ATF Formats Pitch Competition has confirmed some star-studded names who will make up the on-stage jury. 

  • Singapore Media Festival 2016 Spotlights Innovative Storytelling for a Digital World

    5 October 2016 – New keystone digital event SMF Ignite focuses on current digital trends, offering exciting line-up for digital content creators.

  • International Luminaries Steer Content Industry at ATF 2016 

    5 October 2016 – The Asia TV Forum & Market announces a new approach to its annual conference, placing significant emphasis on strategy and investment; where tactical financing and ventures into new domains are presented. 

  • The Road to Mandalay to Premiere at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival

    3 October 2016 – After recently winning the Fedeora Award for Best Film at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and a nominee for six awards, including the Best Feature Film at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, The Road to Mandalay will make its Singapore premiere as one of SGIFF's Special Presentation Films on 1 December 2016 at Marina Bay Sands.

  • Celebrated Malaysian Filmmaker Dain Iskandar Said’s Fantasy Noir Thriller To Open the 27th Singapore International Film Festival

    21 September 2016 – The 27th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will open with Interchange, a noir fantasy thriller by one of Malaysia’s most celebrated filmmakers, Dain Iskandar Said.

  • ATF Formats Pitch 2016 Competition Announces Short-list Judges

    8 June 2016 – ATF and all3media International have released the names of Judges who will take on the first round of elimination at the inaugural ATF Formats Pitch Competition.  

  • 2nd Edition of Southeast Asia’s Largest Film Financing Platform to be Expanded to Benefit More Projects at ScreenSingapore

    13 July 2016 – SAFF Project Market 2016 will feature up to 15 projects, from 10 in its inaugural year.

  • Celebrate Asian Storytelling at Singapore Media Festival 2016

    16 May 2016 - Asian storytelling takes centre stage at the Singapore Media Festival (SMF), as Southeast Asia’s leading international media event returns for its third edition this year, from 23 November through 9 December 2016.

2015

  • Singapore Media Festival wraps up second edition with record attendees

    SINGAPORE, 10 December 2015 – The Singapore Media Festival (SMF) concluded last weekend, registering a record number of attendees. Over the last two weeks, more than 20,000 media, creative professionals and members of the public gathered in Singapore to network with like-minded peers, industry leaders, and attend exciting programmes including a trade market, conferences, labs, film screenings and award ceremonies.

  • 2015 Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore charted yet another record-breaking show

    SINGAPORE, 08 DECEMBER 2015 – The 16th edition of the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and 5th edition of ScreenSingapore (SS), Asia’s leading platform for TV and digital entertainment content, concluded last Friday on 4 December with an all-round record breaking performance; from the show attendance to sales transactions on the market floor.

  • Digital Matters put digital creativity in the spotlight whilst visiting YouTube Stars have Singapore teens on stake-out

    Singapore, December 7, 2015 – Newcomer event to the Singapore Media Festival – Digital Matters – attracted a senior audience of over 400 digital media, brand and marketing decision makers for its 2-day B2B2Fan conference held at Suntec last Thursday and Friday.

  • 26th Singapore International Film Festival wraps up with more than 12,000 audiences and 14 sold out screenings of international and local films

    Singapore, 6 December 2015 – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) concluded its 26th edition today, drawing over 12,000 festival-goers from Singapore and across the region. The Festival was held over an 11-day period, from 26 November to 6 December 2015.

  • THE BEST IN ASIAN CINEMA UNVEILED AT 26TH SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’S SILVER SCREEN AWARDS

    Singapore, 5 December 2015 – The 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) announced its winners of the Silver Screen Awards at The MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands this evening.

  • Talent and Glamour take Centre Stage at the 2015 Asian Television Awards

    Singapore, 3 December 2015 – Following two consecutive nights of awards from 2 to 3 December, the 20th Asian Television Awards concluded on a high note at the state-of-the-art auditorium at Suntec City, Singapore. The region’s most prestigious industry award enchanted the audience with live performances by heavyweight celebrities and honoured outstanding achievements across 40 categories.

  • The Asian Television Awards wraps up Day 1 of its two-day award show

    Singapore, 2 December 2015 – The 20th Asian Television Awards (ATA) kicked-off with a resounding bang as Asian Television’s Finest gather to commemorate achievements in the industry over the past year. The first day in this two-day event welcomed celebrated personalities and industry luminaries from Asia and beyond to the Awards’ in Singapore at Suntec City’s state-of-the-art auditorium.

  • HBO ASIA works with the MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE to develop local drama production capabilities

    SINGAPORE, December 2, 2015 – HBO Asia today announced a partnership with the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) to support, grow and develop the drama production capabilities of the local media industry and talents.

  • Singapore Media Festival 2015 Returns with a Stronger Line-up for Global Media Players and the Public
    Following last year’s success, the Festival continues to be a key connector that brings together global media players in Asia and beyond

    1 October 2015, Singapore – The second edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) will run from 26 November to 6 December 2015, with a stronger line-up of events featuring a new constituent event “Digital Matters”. More than 17,000 are expected to attend the SMF, including members of the public and media professionals such as filmmakers, producers, programme buyers, digital content creators and celebrities.

  • International Premiere of Panay to open the 26th Singapore International Film Festival

    23 Sep 2015 - The 26th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will open with Panay (太陽的孩子), a heartwarming Taiwanese film that casts a spotlight on an aboriginal community. Directed by inter-ethnic duo Cheng Yu-Chieh and Lekal Sumi, the film’s opening will be held at Marina Bay Sands on 26 November 2015, marking its international premiere at SGIFF.

  • Singapore International Film Festival Celebrates Asia’s Story in Film
    The line-up includes two iconic Asian classics celebrating their 20th anniversary

    1 Sep 2015 - Southeast Asia’s longest-running international film platform Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will take place from 26 November to 6 December 2015 to celebrate independent cinema in the region, telling the Asia story in film.

  • ScreenSingapore 2015 Introduces Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market
    Call for Submissions opens 6 August

    06 Aug 2015 - ScreenSingapore (SS) 2015, Southeast Asia’s marketplace for filmed entertainment is back this year with a brand new feature; the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market . As the first of its kind to be featured at SS, the SAFF Project Market will take place from 2-4 December 2015.

  • A new digital element adds vibrancy to the Singapore Media Festival

    30 Jul 2015 - The Media Development Authority Singapore (MDA) is pleased to welcome a new constituent event, Digital Matters, on board the Singapore Media Festival (SMF). This enhances the digital element of the festival.

  • Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore returns this December 2015

    23 Jul 2015 - Asia’s leading television and film event, the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore (SS) will return once again this 1 - 4 December.

  • Three Asia media industry leaders join Singapore Media Festival Advisory Board

    11 Jun 2015 - The Media Development Authority (MDA) welcomed three new members to the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) Advisory Board.

  • Singapore International Film Festival Opens Call for Film Submissions, Invites Applications for Southeast Asian Film Lab and Youth Jury & Critics Programme

    5 May 2015, SINGAPORE – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) returns for its 26th edition from 26th November to 6th December 2015!

  • Singapore Media Festival returns in 2015 after successful inaugural year

    02 Apr 2015 - The second edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) returns this November, said Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA) today.

2014

  • 2014 Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore most successful edition yet

    Singapore, 17 December 2014 –The 15th edition of the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and 4thedition of ScreenSingapore, Asia’s leading television and film event, concluded last Friday (12 December)to resounding success.

  • Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore 2014 open with strong line-up and record attendance expected

    Singapore, 10 December, 2014 – The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore 2014, Asia’s leading combined television and film event, was officially opened this morning by Mr.Lawrence Wong, Second Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore.

  • Ten ASEAN Youths Converge at SGIFF’s First Ever Southeast Asian Film Lab

    9 December 2014, SINGAPORE – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) saw 10 participants from the region converge at its first ever Southeast Asian Film Lab today, held as part of the 15th anniversary of the film festival.

  • Star Studded Affair on Opening Night of the Singapore International Film Festival

    Singapore, 17 December 2014 –The 15th edition of the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and 4thedition of ScreenSingapore, Asia’s leading television and film event, concluded last Friday (12 December)to resounding success.

  • Inaugural Singapore Media Festival to Bring Together Global Industry Players in a Celebration of Asian TV and Film Industry

    27 Nov 2014 - The Singapore Media Festival (SMF) brings together four complementary film and TV events comprising markets, conferences, awards and festival screenings. Ahead of the inaugural event, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), event partners and chairman of the SMF Advisory Board, shared their vision and goals for the festival taking place from 4 to 14 December 2014.

  • Huayi Brothers President James Wang to deliver opening keynote at Asia TV Forum & Market 2014

    Singapore, 21 November 2014 – Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Asia’s leading entertainment content market, announces today that James Zhonglei Wang, President of privately owned Chinese corporation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, will deliver the Asia Media Opening Keynote titled “Rising from the East – Huayi Brothers: Crossing Boundaries Going Beyond Entertainment” on 9 December 2014.

  • Star Gazing at the Singapore International Film Festival

    20 November 2014, SINGAPORE –Stars who will be walking the red carpet at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) include world-renowned auteur John Woo,actresses Zhang Ziyi, Juliette Binoche and Cheng Pei Pei.

  • Singapore International Film Festival Launches #LifeReframed Campaign

    13 November2014, SINGAPORE –The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) today unveiled its #LifeReframed campaign, a series of initiatives aimed at inspiring both film-going and film-making, and ultimately bringing to life the spirit of the festival.

  • IQIYI Chief Content Officer Ma Dong to deliver keynote at Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore

    Singapore, 12 November 2014 – Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), Asia’s leading entertainment content market announced today that Ma Dong, Chief Content Officer of Baidu’s IQIYI, will deliver an Asia Media Keynote speech “Digital China: The New Storyteller – IQIYI” on 9 December 2014

  • Singapore International Film Festival Unveils 147 Films from 50 Countries

    28 October 2014, SINGAPORE – The 25th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)unveiled the titles of 147 feature and short films from 50 countries, meticulously selected from over 1,000 entries received by the festival.

  • Global industry leaders to shine light on Asia’s media market

    At the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) this 4 to 14 December, global industry players looking to deepen their media business in Asia can expect a more vibrant marketplace and a bigger celebration of the best content and media talent in Asia.

  • Global experts provide insight into the dynamic Asian TV industry at Asia TV Forum & Market 2014

    Singapore, 13October 2014 – Reed Exhibitions is pleased to announce an exciting line-up for the Asia Television Forum & Market’s (ATF) conference programme, which will see a number of C-suite leaders of the TV industry shed light on the ever-evolving demands of the Asian TV market

  • Singapore International Film Festival Announces Unlucky Plaza as Opening Film, and Egyptian Ahmad Abdalla as Filmmaker in Focus

    2 October 2014, SINGAPORE – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) today announced that it has set Ken Kwek’s Unlucky Plaza (2014) as the film that will open the festival on 4 December 2014, a first for a Singaporean film.

  • Eric Khoo to Head Singapore International Film Festival’s Southeast Asian Film Lab

    21 August 2014, SINGAPORE – The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) organizers have confirmed that award - winning director/producer Eric Khoo will head its first ever Southeast Asian Film Lab.

  • Industry luminaries provide insight into format and factual production at MIPACADEMY

    Singapore, 14 August 2014 – In recent years, Asian broadcasters have tended towards format and factual TV programmes, as Asian producers localise international favourites and create original content.

  • Singapore International Film Festival To Hold Its First Ever Southeast Asian Film Lab

    15 July 2014, SINGAPORE –The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will hold its first ever Southeast Asian Film Lab as part of its 25th anniversary celebration this year.

  • Nine global media industry professionals joins Singapore Media Festival Advisory Board

    16 Jun 2014 - The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) today unveiled a nine-member advisory board for the inaugural Singapore Media Festival (SMF).

  • Singapore International Film Festival opens its call for film submissions for its 25th Edition

    May 15, 2014, Kuala Lumpur - The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) returns for its 25th edition and opens its call for film submission.

  • Singapore International Film Festival unveils its new Team and direction for the future

    March 24, 2014 - The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) has unveiled its new Board and ExecutiveTeam as it returns for its 25th edition this year.