All film entries must be submitted no later than Monday, 21 August 2017, 6:00pm (GMT +8).
All Youth Jury & Critics Programme entries must be submitted no later than Thursday, 31 August 2017, 6:00pm (GMT +8).
Should you have any enquiries pertaining to the call for entry, please contact: [email protected]


The Festival will consider films that are at least a Singapore premiere, have not been broadcast on TV nor made available on the Internet, and completed no earlier than 1 January 2016. All feature films from any country may be submitted for Festival consideration. Only Asian feature films and Southeast Asian Short films are considered for Competition.

Submission Fee
• 17 Apr – 7 Aug 2017: Early Bird Submission – Submission Fees waived
• 8 – 21 August 2017: Regular Submission – USD$25 Submission Fees applicable upon submission. This fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

•The Festival only accepts secure online film screeners. All film submissions must complete the Online Submission Form.
• Please refer to our Film Submissions Info for Regulations & Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.


Open to first-time feature filmmakers from Southeast Asia, the six-day lab explores Southeast Asian stories for development into feature length screenplays. It includes masterclasses, networking opportunities, individual consultations, and an industry pitch for the most promising project prize.

Past mentors include international producer Terence Chang, Anurag Kashyap, Anocha Suwichakornpong and Bernard Chauly.

Submission Fee
• Programme is free to submit.
• All shipping costs of the submitted material shall be prepaid and borne by the submitter/sender.

• All applicants will have to complete a submission form, submitted via email or physically mailed to the Festival Office.
• The Festival accepts secure online film links and / or physical DVD screeners of portfolio works.


Open to post-secondary students in Singapore, this programme aims to nurture a new generation of critical writers on Asian cinema. Participants will learn the significance of Southeast Asian works, the benefits of film theory and close readings of films, different interview approaches; as well as write for the festival’s Live online film journal, Youth Meets Film. The Youth Jury will also vote for the Youth Jury Prize-winning film.

Previous years’ SGIFF Youth Jury and Critics Programme mentors includes UK-based film academic Dr. Victor Fan and film academic and curator, May Adadol Ingawanij (Thailand).

Submission Fee
• Programme is free to submit.

• Applicants must be a current student in a post-secondary educational institution based in Singapore.
• All applications should contain: a completed submission form and a writing sample on film. Please read our Submission Guidelines for more details.
• Submission form may be emailed or physically mailed to the Festival Office.