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June 18, 2020

31st SGIFF Call For Entry

The 31st SGIFF Call for Entry is now open: we’re inviting entries for ​Feature and Short Films, Southeast Asian Film Lab and ​Youth Jury & Critics Programme​. More information on the guidelines as follows:

  • Southeast Asian Short Film, Asian Feature-length and Mid-length Film Submissions
  • Youth Jury & Critics Programme
  • Southeast Asian Film Lab

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All entries must be submitted by ​24 August 2020, 6pm (GMT+8).

31st SGIFF Call for Entry: Feature Film & Short Film Submissions

Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) welcomes Asian and Southeast Asian films to be part of its Official Selection and Competition section. ​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 June 2019. Only Southeast Asian Short Films, Asian feature-length and mid-length films may be submitted for Festival consideration.

Films in competition will be previewed by an international jury and screened to the public throughout the Festival period, which culminates in the Silver Screen Awards presentation. First introduced in 1991, the Silver Screen Awards was the first such international competition with a specific Asian film category; thus charting the rise of Asian Cinema and recognising the talents of new and upcoming filmmakers, many of whom were to become some of the most prominent filmmakers of our time.

All entries must be submitted by ​24 August 2020, 6pm (GMT+8).

For more information on the film submission, please visit:

31st SGIFF Call for Entry: Youth Jury & Critics Programme

Open to youths in Singapore, the Youth Jury & Critics Programme aims to nurture a new generation of critical writers on Asian cinema. Participants will learn the sig​nificance 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. One of the participants will also receive the Young Critic Award, awarded for originality of writing and for their contribution to cinematic discussions in the region.

Previous years’ mentors include Thai film critic, Kong Rithdee, UK-based film academic Dr. Victor Fan and film academic and curator, Dr. May Adadol Ingawanij (Thailand), and filmmaker and critic Kevin B. Lee.

All entries must be submitted by ​24 August 2020, 6pm (GMT+8). Please refer to our Submissions Guidelines for details: ​

The Youth Jury & Critics Programme is part of ​SGIFF Film Academy​.

The SGIFF Film Academy (SFA) is the region’s first holistic training initiative to support Southeast Asian film talents and nurture film appreciation among the audience. A launch pad for mentorship, exchange of ideas and strengthening film literacy, the developmental programmes - Southeast Asian Producers Network, Southeast Asian Film Lab, Youth Jury & Critics Programme, SGIFF Film Fund, and Film Immersion Programme for Schools - aim to enhance the capabilities of the regional film scene collectively.

Founded in 1987, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. It has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics; and known for its dynamic programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region. Committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talent, its competition component, the Silver Screen Awards, brings together emerging filmmakers from Asia and Southeast Asia while paying tribute to acclaimed cinema legends.

With its mentorship programmes, masterclasses and dialogues with attending filmmakers, the Festival also serves as a catalyst for igniting public interest, artistic dialogue, and culture exchanges in the art of filming. The SGIFF is organized by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organization with Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status.

31st SGIFF will return from 26 Nov - 6 Dec 2020.

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