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 2021 cycle are now open from 1 Dec 2020 to Monday, 15 February 2021, 23:59 (GMT+8).

Please refer to the submission guidelines and forms below. Any submission received after the deadline will not be accepted.

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Available Grants


The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation-SGIFF Southeast Asian-Documentary (SEA-DOC) Grant aims to support the production and post-production of engaging stories told through the art of documentary filmmaking in Southeast Asia.


Four mid-length or feature documentaries annually

Grant Amount

Two production projects with a cash amount of S$30,000 awarded to each recipient and two post-production projects with a cash amount of S$20,000 awarded to each recipient.


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


Four short films

Grant Amount

S$4,000 cash amount and post-production support worth S$4,000