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Singapore Independent Film Fair

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SIFF is a thriving global community of artists and your association can be as big as you want it to be. It is definitely worth submitting to our other festivals as well to widen your work’s platform and maximize your networking opportunities. There are different judges per season, giving your film a better chance of going forwards into the Independent Film Network!

We aim to provide a genuine opportunity to filmmakers, right from the submission level. It is our motto to help you launch your professional career within the film industry - showcasing your work around the world, building connections, exposing you to other filmmakers and producers for an active collaboration and knowledge exchange. We expect to receive films with courage, personable endeavour and unique voices.

Rules and Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the SIFF Awards, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

SIFF is open to any film, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the SIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selections, nominees, and winners will be listed on our website permanently. We treat every filmmaker equally.

  1. The film submitted to SIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges’ panels for each season.

  2. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.

  3. The SIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.

  4. A director/producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.

  5. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity.

  6. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually, the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of the panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.

  7. The SIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the SIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.

  8. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis, and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.

  9. A nominee will be privately screened for the SIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.

  10. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

  11. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SIFF, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity.

  12. SIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.


  1. Short Films (Less than 40 minutes)
  2. Narrative Features (Above 40 minutes)
  3. Documentary Films (Any length)
  4. Experimental Films (Any length)
  5. Student Films (Any length)
  6. Women's Films (Any length)
  7. Drone Films (Any length)
  8. Web and New Media (Any length)
  9. Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video (Any length)
  10. Mobile Film (Any length)
  11. Horror / Science Fiction / Genre Feature Film (Above 40 minutes)
  12. Film on Women (Any Length)
  13. Animated Films (Any length)
  14. LGBT Film (Any length)
  15. Free Speech (Any length)
  16. Educational Film (Any length)
  17. Film on Religion (Any length)
  18. Silent Film (Any length)
  1. Young Filmmaker (Under 18) (Any length)
  2. Debut Filmmaker (1st or 2nd Film) (Any length)
  3. Short Script
  4. Feature Script
  5. Family/Children Films (Any length)
  6. Films on Disability Issue (Any length)
  7. Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Any length)
  8. Travel Film (Any length)
  9. One Minute Film
  10. Postmodern Films (Any length)
  11. Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length)
  12. Commercial / Advertisement (Any length)
  13. Music Video (Any length)
  14. Trailer/Teaser (5 minutes or less)
  15. Film/Video Poster
  16. Photography (Photos from film set included)
  17. Treatment / Synopsis
  18. Performing Arts
  1. Amateur Film
  2. Best Director (Any Length)
  3. Best Cinematography (Fiction & Documentary) (Any Length)
  4. Best Editing (Fiction & Documentary) (Any Length)
  5. Best Sound Designing (Fiction & Documentary) (Any Length)
  6. Best Actor (Fiction) (Any Length)
  7. Best Actress (Fiction) (Any Length)
  8. Best Supporting Actor (Fiction) (Any length)
  9. Best Supporting Actress (Fiction) (Any length)
  10. Best Film Score – Soundtrack
  11. Best VFX Artist
  12. Best Producer
  13. Crime Short (Less than 40 minutes)
  14. Romantic Short (Less than 40 minutes)
  15. Comedy short (Less than 40 minutes)
  16. Micro Movies
  17. Selfie Video

Award and Prizes

Monthly Award

  • All Officially Selected projects in each month will receive SIFF laurels and certificates.
  • All monthly Award Winners will receive laurel and customized certificates along with a rating of their film on their respective IMDb pages (if applicable).
  • Besides the WINNER AWARD, we also offer OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories.

Annual Award

  • Each year we select the Best of the Winners from all Monthly Winners. The FINAL WINNERS receive the prestigious ANNUAL AWARD and are screened at the theatre in Singapore in front of a wide audience.