(updated 29 May 2020)
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A multitude of grants are available to media talents, to pursue opportunities culminating in a career in the media industry.
Here are some grants available to media companies and practitioners:
Grants for Individuals
The Overseas Participation Grant supports media professionals who have been selected for international programmes and platforms that are designed to develop their skills and projects, and build up their international connections and perspectives.
A film project lab is a programme or course specifically created to further the development of an individual’s skillsets or project in areas such as film directing, producing, scriptwriting etc.
Besides participation at film labs, the Overseas Participation Grant (OPG) also supports participation at prestigious awards/competition events and project development platforms.
For more information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/programme-listing/overseas-participation-grant
The Singapore Film Commission supports the development and production of short films to encourage budding filmmakers to hone their skills. The Short Film Grant (SFG) provides funding for short films that are digitally made and distributed.
For more information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/programme-listing/short-film-grant
Grants for Companies
Production Assistance (Film) supports the production of feature films that engage Singapore talent in quality credited roles. P-Assist emphasizes the creation and ownership of IP by Singapore companies.
Singapore-registered companies that engage in info-communications, media and related activities; and have adopted the Tripartite Standard on the Procurement of Services from Media Freelancers.
Projects must be feature films, of not less than 70 minutes in duration.
SFC will support up to 40%* of the Qualifying Costs that are directly linked to the Project, and contribute significantly to the production of the Project.
The qualifying cost categories include:
- Professional Services
- Equipment (Hardware)
- Equipment (Software)
- Intellectual Property
*SFC will assess and determine the final grant amount upon successful application and approval of the project.
HOW TO APPLY
Application guidelines and Call-for-Proposals (CFP) dates can be found here.
Interested applicants can make an inquiry with SFC@imda.gov.sg.
The PSB Contestable Funds Scheme (PCFS) helps extend the reach of Public Service Broadcast (PSB) content by spurring production on multiple broadcast platforms. In so doing, PSB encourages innovation in the creation of PSB content, in an effort to raise content quality.
For more details, visit: https://www.imda.gov.sg/programme-listing/public-service-broadcast/psb-contestable-funds-scheme
IMDA’s Public Service Media (PSM) Digital Partnership Fund aims to support co-productions or partnerships between local media companies and international counterparts to produce compelling and innovative PSB content for Singaporeans and audiences beyond. Through such partnership, we aim to build capabilities of our local media industry.
For more details, visit: https://www.imda.gov.sg/programme-listing/public-service-broadcast/psm-digital-partnership-fund
For an overview of all grants available, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/programme-listing?keyword=&category=Grants&support=individuals&orgType=SME%2FStartups%7CMNC&industry=all&persona=all&page=1