SGIFF Film Fund

SGIFF Film Fund

SGIFF offers two film grants for Southeast Asian film projects. These grants are dedicated to supporting filmmakers with compelling stories to tell across both fiction and non- fiction genres.

Submissions for the grants in the 2021 cycle are now open from 1 Dec 2020 to Monday, 15 February 2021, 23:59 (GMT+8).

Please refer to the submission guidelines and forms below. Any submission received after the deadline will not be accepted.

For enquiries, please contact



Catch the 2019 Grant Recipients at the Festival


The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation-SGIFF Southeast Asian-Documentary (SEA-DOC) Grant aims to support the production and post-production of engaging stories told through the art of documentary filmmaking in Southeast Asia. The grant supports four mid-length or feature documentaries annually—two production projects with a cash amount of S$30,000 awarded to each recipient and two post-production projects with a cash amount of S$20,000 awarded to each recipient.


  • Breaking the Cycle by Aekaphong Saransate, Thanakrit Duangmaneeporn (Thailand)
  • Sandcastles by Carin Leong (Singapore)
  • Small Hours of the Night by Daniel Hui (Singapore)
  • Worship by Uruphong Raksaad (Thailand)

The SEA-DOC Grant is supported by

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The SGIFF Southeast Asian-Short Film (SEA-SHORTS) Grant aims to be a launchpad for the brightest, upcoming names in filmmaking from the region. This year, we are excited to support four short films each with a cash amount of S$4,000 and post-production support worth S$4,000.


  • Further and Further Away by Polen Ly (Cambodia)
  • Father’s Father by Cao Viet Hoai Son (Vietnam)

The SEA-SHORTS Grant is supported by

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