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Singapore International Film Festival – Film Fund 2021

The Singapore International Film Festival is accepting projects for the Asian-Short Film Grant (SEA-SHORTS) and the Southeast Asian-Documentary Grant (SEADOC) until January 31st, 2021. Here you can find more information about their call for projects. *Only for filmmakers from Southeast Asia*

About the SGIFF Film Academy:
The SGIFF Film Fund is one of the development initiatives under the umbrella of SGIFF Film Academy (SFA). 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, SFA comprises of Southeast Asian Producers Network, Southeast Asian Film Lab, Youth Jury & Critics Programme, New Waves and Film Immersion Programme for Schools.

About the SEA-SHORTS FILM GRANT
The Southeast Asian-Short Film Grant (SEA-SHORTS) aims to be the launch pad for the brightest upcoming names in filmmaking from the region. Each recipient will receive 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. SGIFF will be distributing four SEA-SHORT Grants for this window.

Submission Eligibility:
– Applicants MUST be a producer and/or director of the film, director of the film MUST be of Southeast Asia 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. And majority of the key cast and creative crew are of Southeast Asian descent or citizens.
– Film projects must not have started production at the time of grant application. For short documentary projects, the project must not have entered the post-production stage at the time of grant application.
– Applicants MUST have made a previous short film.
– Projects MUST NOT be longer than 30 minutes.
– All genres are welcome (fiction, animation, documentary and experimental)
– Submissions MUST be done in English. All final films MUST include English subtitles.
– The short film MUST be completed within 12 months of awarded grant (dated on letter).
– SGIFF to have Asian premiere of the completed documentary film.
– Only 4 projects will be selected. All decisions are final.
Submission Fees: None
Deadline: January 31st, 2021 (23:59 GMT+8)
Notification Date: June 30th, 2021 or earlier.

For more information, please visit this link: https://filmacademy.sgiff.com/filmfund/seashorts

About the SOUTHEAST ASIAN DOCUMENTARY GRANT
The SEA-DOC Grant champions important and compelling stories told through the art of documentary filmmaking in the region. The grant supports four mid-length or feature documentaries and for the first time, the gran will extend its support to include post-production projects. The grant will support two productions projects with a cash amount of s$30,000 and two post-production projects with a cash amount of s$20,000 per recipient.

*Production Founding*
Submission Eligibility:
– Applicants MUST be a producer and/or director of the documentary, director of the documentary MUST be of Southeast Asia 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. And majority of the key cast and creative crew are of Southeast Asian descent or citizens.
– Applicants MUST have at least made two (2) previous short films.
– Projects within these lengths are eligible to apply: Medium length docs (40-59 minutes) and Feature docs (over 60 minutes).
– Submissions MUST be done in English. All final films MUST include English subtitles.
– Projects are expected to be completed within 2-3 years.
– SGIFF to have Asian premiere of the completed documentary film.
Submission Fees: None
Deadline: January 31st, 2021 (23:59 GMT+8)
Notification Date: June 30th, 2021 or earlier.

*Post-Production Funding*
Submission Eligibility:
– Applicants MUST be a producer and/or director of the film, director of the film MUST be of Southeast Asia 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. And majority of the key cast and creative crew are of Southeast Asian descent or citizens.
– Applicants must have at least made two previous short films.
– Projects within these lengths are eligible to apply: Medium length docs (40-59 minutes) and Feature docs (over 60 minutes).
– All applications must be done in English. All final films must include English subtitles.
– Projects must have completed principal photography and be in the editing stage.
– Projects are expected to be completed within 12-18 months.
– SGIFF to have Asian premiere of the completed documentary film.
Submission Fees: None
Deadline: January 31st, 2021 (23:59 GMT+8)
Notification Date: June 30th, 2021 or earlier.

For more information, please visit this link: https://filmacademy.sgiff.com/filmfund/seadoc/

We recommend producers and directors to read the Full Rules & Regulations for each project before sending their projects. You can read them here: https://filmacademy.sgiff.com/sgiff-film-fund

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