The Southeast Asian Film Lab provides a nurturing and collaborative space for Southeast Asian filmmakers who are embarking on their first feature-length film project. Over the course of seven days, filmmakers will receive personal feedback from the three mentors, and hear from established industry guests as they share their experiences and insights. The programme will end with the filmmakers pitching to a panel of industry experts for the Most Promising Project Prize, and the Residency Prize that will be awarded at the Silver Screen Awards.
Projects that have emerged from the Southeast Asian Film Lab have gone on to thrive in other prestigious workshops and markets such as the Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Project Market, Cannes L’Atelier, Locarno Open Doors, SEAFIC and TorinoFilmLab.
Submission Fees: None.
• 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.
• A feature-length screenplay is defined as a work of fiction or non-fiction that serves as the blueprint for a film that equals or exceeds 60 minutes in length including opening and end credits.
• All entries must contain: a completed online submission form, portfolio screener and project information.
• Submissions should reach us no later than Monday, 19 August 2019, 6.00pm (GMT+8)
• Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
• Any submission received after the deadline will not be accepted.
• 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.
• SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab will inform successful applicants of the selection results by mid-September 2019.
• SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab does not provide individual explanation on the non-selection of applicants.
• 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.
• The SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab will cover participants’ accommodation for the duration of the film lab. Travel expenses for participants from countries outside of Singapore may be partially subsidised.
• Ownership of the written materials produced during the SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab will belong solely to the participant.
• Participating projects must indicate SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab support in any subsequent project materials, by displaying the SGIFF logo, together with the caption “Supported by the SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab”.