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06 Aug 2023

34th Singapore International Film Festival call

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is calling for submissions from filmmakers, production and distribution companies, and cultural institutions working on Asian and Southeast Asian cinema to participate in the festival, 30 November – 10 December 2023. 

Submissions are welcome for the following programmes:

Feature Films and Short Films

SGIFF welcomes Asian and Southeast Asian films to be part of its Official Selection and Competition section. Only Southeast Asian short films, Asian feature-length and mid-length films may be submitted for Festival consideration. 

Southeast Asian Film Lab

The Southeast Asian Film Lab provides a nurturing and collaborative space for Southeast Asian filmmakers embarking on their first feature-length film project. During the Film Lab, participants will receive personal feedback from 3mentors and hear from fellow filmmakers as they share their experiences and insight. The programme will end with the filmmakers pitching to a panel of industry experts. Two participants will be awarded Most Promising Project and Fellowship Prize at the Silver Screen Awards.

Asian Producers Network

This network invites emerging producers from the region to share their wealth of knowledge and ideas with one another. The week-long programme comprises closed-door roundtable discussions, masterclasses, case studies and individual meetings. Participants will address a range of pertinent topics relating to their project's development, content production in the region as well as support within the international film festival circuit and from funding bodies.

Youth Critics Programme

Open to youth based in Singapore, the Youth Critics Programme provides mentorship and encourages critical writing in response to the festival programme. Participants will collectively produce a post-festival publication, Atlas, that will be released online. One of the participants will receive the Youth Critic Award for their originality of writing and for contributing to cinematic discussions in the region.

SGIFF application guidelines  

Deadline: 6 August 2023