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.
Part of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Singapore Film Commission (SFC) is charged with developing Singapore’s film industry and nurturing filmmaking talent. It is advised by a committee comprising members from the film, arts and cultural community.
Discover more about how the SFC nurtures and supports Singapore filmmakers and film productions in “Programmes and Grants”.
If you are interested to film in Singapore or within the one-north precinct, head over to “Filming in Singapore”.
IMDA supports the development, production, marketing of content across various platforms, and talent development through the Industry Grant Schemes.
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.