IMDA aims to develop a vibrant media ecosystem in Singapore that comprises globally competitive talent and content companies in television broadcast, film, animation, games and online video.

From award-winning talent to internationally well-regarded content companies, Singapore talent and content companies have produced some of the most amazing content in the world. A lynchpin of IMDA's industry development strategy is to position Singapore as the gateway to Southeast Asia, creating more opportunities for international collaborations and 'Made-with-Singapore' productions. One notable example is Crazy Rich Asians, a project helmed by Warner Bros Studios (US) and supported by Singapore company, Infinite Studios, where there were 12 Singaporean/Singapore-based cast and close to 300 Singaporean and permanent resident crew members on the production.

Big international companies have also based their regional headquarters in Singapore, and bringing in globally-renowned expertise to the country. To support the development of digital content development capabilities in Singapore, IMDA has collaborated with international partners like Facebook and Disney to involve and support Singapore content talent and companies in the creation of multi-platform digital content for distribution on Facebook's and Disney's platforms. 

IMDA will continue to support and catalyse innovative content creation, and uplift the industry's capabilities, to ensure a vibrant media ecosystem in Singapore. Find out how you may benefit from IMDA's grants and programmes below:

Programmes / Initiatives

Programmes for Film Industry

Singapore’s potential for developing exportable media content is supported by its rich cultural backdrop, inspiring creative output with international appeal.

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Media Manpower Plan

The Media Manpower Plan aims to deepen core skills of media professionals, enhance the media industry’s attractiveness, provide better support for media freelancers and partner with key industry associations.

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Media Industry Digital Plan

The Media Industry Digital Plan (IDP) works as a guide for local SMEs in the Media industry to digitalise their businesses, plug skills gaps and participate in industry pilot projects.

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Production Assistance

Production Assistance provides funding for productions with original IPs that highlight Singapore talent in credited roles, and infuse data and/or digital technologies into content for distribution on new and/or digital platforms.


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Last updated on: 07 Jun 2019