CALL FOR ENTRIES: Singapore International Film Festival 20211 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) returns for its 32nd edition from 25 November to 5 December 2021, with a call for entries for Feature Films from Asian and Short Films from Southeast Asian, as well as a call for applications for the Southeast Asian Film Lab and Youth Jury & Critics Programme.
For the first time ever, SGIFF will have an open call for applications for its Southeast Asian Producers Network Programme this year. Under SGIFF’s Film Academy, the region’s first holistic training initiative for Southeast Asian film talents, the Southeast Asian Producers Network was started in 2017 as a by-invitation-only programme that identified producers from the region to share their wealth of knowledge and information with one another in an open exchange of ideas. The network is a platform for further dialogue and opportunities for collaboration. This year, SGIFF aims to open its doors and welcome interested applicants for selection to diversify and widen the network to further encourage the potential for collaboration, idea exchange and inspiration across countries.
“In the wake of the pandemic, SGIFF pivoted with its first hybrid festival in 2020. What it lacked in physicality, the online forums shone as it saw the strengthening of community within the film world in fostering connections and creating opportunities. In line with the spirit of being a connector for regional talent, opening up the Southeast Asian Producer’s Network to a wider pool of applicants aims to create opportunities and broaden the network for greater collaborations.” says Kuo Ming-Jung, SGIFF’s Artistic Director.
For film submissions and requirements, visit https://www.sgiff.com/call-for-entry-2021/. Submissions are open until 27 August. Early bird submissions received by 16 August 2021 will enjoy submission fee waivers. Thereafter, a fee of USD$25 will apply.