As part of the Festival’s ongoing efforts to champion the independent film industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia, SGIFF will be launching two new grants, the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation-SGIFF SEA-DOC Grant and the SGIFF SEA-SHORTS Grant, dedicated to supporting filmmakers with compelling stories to tell across both fiction and non-fiction genres.

The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation-SGIFF Southeast Asian-Documentary Grant (SEA-DOC) aims to support the development and production of compelling stories told through the art of documentary in Southeast Asia. SEA-DOC will support four mid-length or feature projects annually, with a cash amount of S$25,000 each.

The Tan Ean Kiam-SGIFF SEA-DOC Grant is supported by the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation.

Deadline for Application: 31 Jan 2019

The SGIFF Southeast Asian-Short Film Grant (SEA-SHORTS) aims to be the launch pad for the brightest upcoming names in filmmaking from the region. SEA-SHORTS will support two short films annually, with a cash amount of S$4,000 and post-production support worth S$4,000 each. Applications are open for all genres including drama, animation and experimental short films.

The SGIFF SEA-SHORTS Grant is supported by C47 Investment and Whitelight Post.

Deadline for Application: 31 Jan 2019