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SGIFF 2021 calls for film entries and opens applications for Southeast Asian Producers Network

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) returns for its 32nd edition from 25th November to 5th 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. Since its inception in 2017, participants were invited to be part of the Southeast Asian Producers Network.

Under SGIFF’s Film Academy, the region’s first holistic training initiative for Southeast Asian film talents, the Southeast Asian Producers Network was 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.

Submissions are open from now till 27th August 2021 here. Early bird submissions received by 16th August 2021 will enjoy submission fee waivers. Thereafter, a submission fee of USD$25 will apply.

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