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.


New Talent Feature Grant

The New Talent Feature Grant (NTFG) encourages first and second-time directors to launch their careers in filmmaking by helping them make films for different platforms, including cinemas, film festivals, broadcast, video-on-demand, or online platforms.


Overseas Participation Grant

The Overseas Participation Grant 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.


Short Film Grant

The Singapore Film Commission supports the development and production of short films to encourage budding filmmakers to hone their skills and get a head-start in embarking on their feature film careers. The Short Film Grant provides funding for short films that are digitally made and distributed.


Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant

The Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant (SCPG) encourages film talent in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region to jointly produce quality stories for the world.


Talent Assistance (T-Assist)

Talent-Assistance (T-Assist) is an initiative under IMDA’s Media Manpower Plan that aims to strengthen the media capabilities of the local workforce.


P-Assist (Film)

Production Assistance (Film) 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.


If you have enquiries on the programmes and grants, you may contact the SFC at SFC@imda.gov.sg.

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Last updated on: 19 Jun 2019