SGIFF Film Fund

SGIFF offers two film grants for Southeast Asian film projects. These grants are dedicated to supporting filmmakers with compelling stories to tell across both fiction and non-fiction genres.

Submissions for the grants in the 2022 cycle are now open from 1 December 2021, Wednesday to 1 February 2022, Tuesday 23:59 (GMT+8).
Please refer to the submission guidelines and forms below. Any submission received after the deadline will not be accepted.

For enquiries, please contact film.academy@sgiff.com.

SEA-DOC GRANT

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SEA-SHORTS Grant

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Southeast Asian Documentary Grant

The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation-SGIFF Southeast Asian Documentary (SEA-DOC) Grant supports the production and post- production of documentaries in Southeast Asia which tell engaging, urgent stories.

The grant is awarded to four mid- or feature-length documentaries annually: two production projects with a cash amount of S$30,000 each and two post-production projects with a cash amount of S$20,000 each.

2021 Grant Recipients

  • Ghosts of Kalantiaw by Chuck Escasa
    (Philippines)

  • Divine Factory by Joseph Mangat
    (Philippines)

  • Hours of Ours by Komtouch Napattaloong
    (Thailand)

  • Operation Spectrum by Jason Soo
    (Singapore)

Southeast Asian Short Film Grant

The SGIFF Southeast Asian-Short Film (SEA-SHORTS) Grant aims to be a launchpad for the brightest upcoming names in filmmaking from the region.

The grant supports four short films annually, each with a cash amount of S$4,000 and post-production support worth S$4,000.

2021 Grant Recipients

  • The Nature of Dogs by Pom Bunsermvicha
    (Thailand)

  • April Mud by Timothy John Baraceros Collanto
    (Philippines)

  • Once Upon a Time There Was a Mom by Lin Htet Aung
    (Myanmar)

  • Mountain Land: A Celebration by Kris Ong
    (Singapore)