About Us

Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City or the Little Red Dot, is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia, and the world's only island city-state. As the network grows, it becomes more and more prudent for our filmmakers to have their work shown in some of the best markets on the planet. Singapore is home to millions of would be executive producers looking to build connections within the film industry through the exciting investment in talent, that only financing a movie could bring. The Singapore Independent Film Festival encourages community engagement, film production, tourism and trade and celebrates Singapore's unique natural, artistic, academic and cultural resources in a truly international event.

Awards

Best Film Best Director Best Cinematography Best Screenplay Best Editing Best Short Film Best Feature Film Best Short Live Action Narrative Best Short Documentary Best Short Animation Best Music Video Best Web Series Best Actor Best Actress Best Acting Ensemble Best Feature Live Action Narrative Best Feature Documentary Best Feature Animation Best Cinematography The winning entry for each category/selection will receive a trophy, official recognition as a winner as well as the use of the festival's logo. Entries will be eligible for "Best of the Fest" award at the end of the Festival season.

Program

The Red Carpet Event and Opening Ceremony will take place on the 12th-13th of January, 2018. Celebrating the success of Singapore as the top filming location at Singapore Independent Film Festival, attended by world-renowned directors and actors. The mission of Singapore Independent Film Festival is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development by provoking thought film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Singapore, the Festival presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent. We are also including and actively supporting not only the finest examples of classic moviemaking, but works that are experimental, breaking ground in new non-narrative forms and crossing over into the video arts. All films will be reviewed as they are submitted, and the best in each category will be chosen to screen at the festival. A jury of industry professionals will then view the finalists and choose the winning selections. Filmmakers planning on attending should notify the film festival as soon as possible, so their names may be listed in the scheduled program at the venue where their film will be shown. A substantial number of accredited national and international press, TV and film buyers and distributors also participate. Final jurors for the World International Film Festival will come from a selection of industry professionals in film production, distribution, new media.