MDA International Film Fund Calls for Proposals

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 15 February, 2011 - 17:43

Filmmakers in Singapore and around the world take note. Here is an opportunity to take your story idea to the big screen. Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has opened its third call-for-proposals under its International Film Fund (IFF) and is looking to co-invest in globally marketable films involving at least one Singapore partner.

What’s more, completed films could premiere globally at ScreenSingapore, the week-long international cinema event comprising a trade show, conferences, master classes, a film awards section as well as red carpet gala premieres. ScreenSingapore, hosted by MDA and organised by Singapore Airshow & Events Pte Ltd (SAe), is a platform for Asian content to be marketed to the world and for international films to be released in Asia.

Kenneth Tan, Director of Film, Animation and Publishing, MDA, said: “The IFF complements our co-production strategy aimed at growing Singapore-made content targeting global audiences. It facilitates collaboration among international creative talents, and the participation of Singapore’s production and post-production facilities in international film productions.

“Singapore currently has four official film co-production partner countries – namely Australia, Canada, China and New Zealand. We welcome filmmakers to work with us and our network of official co-production partnering countries through the IFF to realise their aspirations, and tell their stories to movie-goers around the world.”

Projects selected under the current round of IFF will be announced at the inaugural edition of ScreenSingapore from 5 to 12 June 2011. They stand a chance to premiere at the event’s future editions, following the lead of BAIT, an IFF-supported project premiering at ScreenSingapore 2012. Another MDA-supported project, Yong Mun Chee’s directorial debut Where the Road Meets the Sun, a recipient of MDA’s New Feature Film Fund1 in 2008, will see its global premiere at this year’s ScreenSingapore.