Singapore’s potential for developing exportable media content is supported by its rich cultural backdrop, inspiring creative output with international appeal. Attesting to this is Singapore’s growing success in the worldwide film industry, with films like A Land Imagined, Shirkers, Pop Aye, Apprentice and A Yellow Bird receiving accolades at acclaimed film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival.
Expanding collaborative efforts between local and international film companies have united resources from co-producing countries, enabling Singapore filmmakers to participate in projects of international standing. International film production and service companies like Lucasfilm have also set up locally to harness our creative expertise and talents.
The Singapore Film Commission (SFC) is the government body charged with developing Singapore's film industry and nurturing filmmaking talent. For more information about the SFC, please click here (759.91KB).
If you are interested to film in Singapore, head over to “Filming in Singapore” for more information.
SFC supports the development, production, marketing of content across various platforms, and talent development through the Industry Grant Schemes.
Applications for Production Assistance (Film) and the New Talent Feature Grant are twice a year, while applications for the Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant and the Short Film Grant are once a year. All applications are submitted via the respective call-for-proposals. More information is available here: 2019 Call-for-Proposals.
The Overseas Participation Grant is open year-round.
If you have enquiries on the programmes and grants, you may contact the SFC at SFC@imda.gov.sg.