The 32nd SGIFF kicks off its Call For Entry!
With its dynamic programming, SGIFF is an important voice for groundbreaking Asian Cinema in Singapore and the region.
Seeking out all film lovers, filmmakers, production & distribution houses, film and cultural institutions working on Asian and Southeast Asian cinema to participate in the festival.
Submit your applications for the following programmes now. If you have any enquiries, please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature Films & Short Films
Singapore International Film Festival welcomes Asian films to be part of its Official Selection. Its Competition Section is open to Asian feature films and Southeast Asian short films.
The Festival does not charge entry fees for film submissions made before 16 August 2021. The Festival will charge a submission fee of USD$25 for films submitted in the final two weeks (17 August – 27 August 2021) of submission.
Southeast Asian Producers Network
Open to producers from Southeast Asia, The Southeast Asian Producer’s Network is a platform for the exchange of ideas and opportunities for collaboration. In an intimate closed-door setting, invited Southeast Asian producers with projects in development will share the process of developing their works – the unknowns, shortfalls, and possibilities of stretching the potential of their work.
Previous years’ guests include speakers from SEAFIC, Director, Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum, Locarno Open Doors, IMDA and Film Development Council of the Philippines.
Southeast Asian Film Lab
The Southeast Asian Film Lab provides a nurturing and collaborative space for Southeast Asian filmmakers who are embarking on their first feature- length film project. During the Film Lab, filmmakers will receive personal feedback from three mentors, and hear from fellow filmmakers as they share their experiences and insights. The programme will end with the filmmakers pitching to a panel of industry experts. Two filmmakers will be awarded Most Promising Project and Fellowship Prize at the Silver Screen Awards.
Projects that have emerged from the Southeast Asian Film Lab have gone on to thrive in other prestigious workshops and markets such as Busan’s Asian Project Market, Cannes’ L’Atelier, Locarno’s Open Doors, SEAFIC and TorinoFilmLab.
Youth Jury & Critics Programme
The Youth Jury & Critics Programme aims to nurture new film critics who can contribute to Southeast Asian film culture and discourse. This programme provides the opportunity for mentorship in the art of film criticism, while invited speakers also enrich the learning experience by sharing about different types of critics, their role in film culture and what it is like to have a career as a film critic.
In the lead-up to and during the festival, the young critics’ articles and video essays will be published on SGIFF’s Film Academy journal, Stories. The mentor will award one of the young critics with the Young Critic Award for originality of writing and for contributing to cinematic discussions in the region. The programme will culminate in the young jurors awarding the Youth Jury Prize to one of the films competing in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition during the Silver Screen Awards.