Call for Entry 2021: Feature Films & Short Films

Deadline:

Date:

27 August 2021 (Friday)
Early Bird Submissions end on 16 August 2021 (Monday)

Time:

6:00pm (GMT+8)

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.

If you have any enquiries, please write in to programme@sgiff.com.

Submission Guidelines

Entry Fees

3 May – 16 August 2021: Early Bird Submission
No entry fees are charged during this period.

17 – 27 August 2021: Late Phase Submission
The Festival will charge a submission fee of USD$25.
This fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Deadline

All film submissions must complete the Online Submission Form no later than Friday, 27 August 2021, 6.00pm (GMT+8).

Any submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Eligibility

Feature film entries must be from Asia.
Short film entries must be from Southeast Asia

Films must not have premiered earlier than 1 September 2020.

Films must at least be a Singapore premiere, meaning entries must not have been broadcasted on TV, made available on the Internet or screened publicly in Singapore in any way prior to the Festival.

Priority will be given to World, International and Asian premieres.

Definitions

A feature film is defined as a work of fiction or non-fiction that equals or exceeds 60 minutes in length including opening and end credits.

A short film is defined as a work of fiction or non-fiction that is 30 minutes or
less in length including opening and end credits.

A World premiere is defined as the first public screening of the film. An International premiere is defined as the first public screening of the film outside its country of production. An Asian premiere is defined as the first public screening of the film in Asia (in the case whereby the film has been previously screened outside Asia).

Southeast Asia is defined as Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Asia is defined as Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Armenia, Artsakh, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Cyrups, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, South Ossetia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Categories

Submitted entries may be selected for the following categories:

Out-of-Competition: Mid-length and Feature Films must be from Asia; and short films must be from Singapore.

In-Competition (Silver Screen Awards): First to third feature films directed by a filmmaker of Asian nationality or origin for the Asian Feature Film Category; and short films directed by a filmmaker of Southeast Asian nationality or origin, for the Southeast Asian Short Film Category.

The Festival reserves the right to decide which section the selected films will participate in.

In-Competition (Silver Screen Awards)

The Silver Screen Awards was introduced in 1991 with the aim of recognising and creating awareness of remarkable filmmaking talents throughout Asia.

The 32nd SGIFF Silver Screen Awards will be held during the Festival. The winning films will be announced during the awards ceremony.

Films within the Asian Feature Films Competition will be eligible for the following awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Performance.

Short Films within the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition will be eligible for the following awards: Best Southeast Asian Short Film, Best Director, Best Singapore Short Film, Youth Jury Prize.

SGIFF is a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards of the Academy Awards®. The recipient of SGIFF’s Best Southeast Asian Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules

Audience Choice Award

All selected feature films and feature documentaries are eligible for the Audience Choice Award.

Audiences will be able to cast their vote at the end of each screening.

The film with the highest audience votes will receive the Audience Choice
Award and will be re-screened on the final day of the Festival.

Awards Screenings

The Best Film, Best Southeast Asian Short Film, Best Singapore Short Film and Audience Choice will be screened again on the closing day of the Festival.

Entrants of the above mentioned winning films must agree to this additional screening.

Submission Form

All submissions must complete the Online Film Submission Form.

A password protected online screener or preview link is required. Please ensure that the online link/download is accessible till 30 September 2021.

Films in any other language other than English must have English subtitles.

Copyright Indemnity

The entrant is responsible for all necessary copyright clearances for material used in their submitted works, and shall fully indemnify the Festival from any damage resulting from copyright infringement lawsuits from other parties.

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Date:

27 August 2021 (Friday)
Early Bird Submissions end on 16 August 2021 (Monday)

Time:

6:00pm (GMT+8)