Call for Entry

30th Singapore International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2019


The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is accepting feature & short films, Projects for their Southeast Asian Film Lab; and people for the Youth Jury & Critics Programme. The general Deadline is August 19th (2019). Here you can find more information about their call for entry.

About the festival:
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. Over the decades, it has grown to become an iconic date in the Singapore arts calendar. With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.

Feature Film & Short Film Submissions
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 2018. All feature films from any country may be submitted for Festival consideration. Only Asian feature films and Southeast Asian Short films are considered for Competition.

General Rules:
– Films (features or shorts) must have been completed no earlier than June 1st, 2018.
– Festival accepts feature films (above 60 minutes) and short films (less than 30 minutes).
– Feature films may be from any country/countries of production. Movies directed by an Asian filmmaker will be considered for the “In Competition Section”.
– Short Films must be from Southeast Asia.
– Films (features or short) must at least be a Singapore Premiere. Priority will be given to World, International and Asian Premieres.
– Films must not have been broadcasted on TV, made available on the Internet or screened publicly in Singapore in any way prior to the Festival.
– Submissions must be done via the Singapore International Film Festival website.
Submission Fees:
– Early Bird Submission (April 15 – August 4th): Submission Fee Waived
– Regular Submission (August 5th – 19th): $25 USD
Deadline: August 19th, 2019

SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab
Open to first-time feature filmmakers from Southeast Asia, the six-day lab explores Southeast Asian stories for development into feature length screenplays. It includes masterclasses, networking opportunities, individual consultations, and an industry pitch for the most promising project prize.

Past mentors include international producer Terence Chang, Philip Lee, Anurag Kashyap, Anocha Suwichakornpong and Mouly Surya.

General Rules:
– Applicant must be a screenwriter and/or writer/director of at least 1 short film that has been screened in international film festivals.
– Applicant must be of Southeast Asian nationality, origin or residence.
– Applicant must not have made a feature length film before.
– Project submitted should still be at an early stage, and have not been developed beyond a first draft screenplay.
– If you have submitted a project for a prior edition of the Film Lab, the application should display a development from the previous application.
– All entries must contain: a completed online submission form, portfolio screener and project information.
– The SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab only accepts a secure online link of the portfolio work being submitted.
– Films in any other language other than English must have English subtitles.
– Once a project is selected, the applicant will not be able to withdraw the project from SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab.
-Workshops will be conducted in English; knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
– Submission Fee: FREE
– Deadline: August 19th, 2019

SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme
Open to post-secondary students in Singapore, this programme aims to nurture a new generation of critical writers on Asian cinema. Participants will learn the significance 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.

Previous years’ SGIFF Youth Jury and Critics Programme mentors includes UK-based film academic Dr. Victor Fan and film academic and curator, May Adadol Ingawanij (Thailand), filmmaker and critic Kevin B. Lee.

General Rules:
– Applicants must be a current student in a post-secondary educational institution based in Singapore.
– Keen interest in films from Southeast Asia, basic knowledge of film theory and critical writing, rudimentary knowledge of camera/sound equipment and editing software; and based in Singapore.
– Once selected, the applicant must confirm that they will commit to the time commitment required by the Youth Jury & Critics Programme.
– Workshops will be conducted in English; knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
– Submission Fee: FREE
– Deadline: August 19th, 2019

For submitting to the festival and read the full rules and regulations please go to this link:

We remind readers that the 30th Singapore International Film Festival will take place from November 21st – December 1st (2019) in Singapore.

Too see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call For Entries”.

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