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.


Submission Fees: None.

• Applicant must be a producer and/or director of the film, director of the film must be of Southeast Asian descent and citizen.
• Film must be shot in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia will be defined as Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
• Applicants must have made a previous short film.
• Projects must not have started production at the time of grant application.
• Film project must not be longer than 25 minutes.
• All genres including drama, animation, documentary and experimental films are accepted.
• All applications must be done in English. All final films must include English subtitles.

• Grants will be disbursed in 3 parts
I. SG$3,000 upon submission of final script and production schedule;
II. Post production service package valued at SG$ 4,000 upon the end of principal photography;
III. SG$1,000 upon submission of completed film.

• The short film must be completed within 12 months of awarded grant (dated on letter).
• SGIFF to have Asian premiere of the completed short film.
• The post production service package valued at SG$ 4,000, the package is non-transferable and must be redeemed at White Light’s facility in Bangkok.
• Applicants will coordinate the post production schedule with White Light Studio Co., Ltd within 12 months of awarded grant (dated on letter).
• For complete terms of and conditions, please read the Submission Guidelines.

• A short film-length screenplay is a work of fiction or non-fiction that serves as the blueprint for a film that is below or equals 25 minutes in length including opening and end credits.
• A director’s statement outlines the director’s intent and story of a project in a manner more personal than the script and may include details of directorial style.
• An estimated production budget states how much it will cost to make a project from development through to completion. The budget should reflect the expected expenses incurred in all the different departments, including but not limited to actor’s fees, equipment rental, art department, location expenses, and post

• All entries must be complete. Submissions should reach us no later than Thursday, 31 January 2019, 6.00pm (GMT+8).
• Any submission received after the deadline will not be accepted.
• Only 2 short films will be selected. All decisions are final.

• The SGIFF SEA-Shorts Grant only accepts a secure online link of the portfolio work being submitted.
• Films in any other language other than English must have English subtitles.

• The SGIFF SEA-Shorts Grant will notify successful applicants of the selection results by July 2019.
• The SGIFF SEA-Shorts Grant does not provide individual explanation on the non-selection of a project.
• Once a project is selected, the applicant will not be able to withdraw the project from the SGIFF SEA-Shorts Grant.
• Ownership of the short film produced with the SGIFF SEA-Shorts Grant will belong solely to the applicant.
• Recipients must indicate SGIFF SEA-Shorts Grant support in any subsequent project materials, by displaying the SGIFF SEA-Shorts Grant logo in the completed short films.