Winner of the Asian Short Film Awards will receive a cash prize worth more than $15,000.

Oliver Stone will head the jury of the Asian Short Film Awards as part of the inaugural ScreenSingapore (June 5-12).

The Media Development Authority and organisers Experia announced that the winner will receive a $15,600 (SGD $20,000) cash prize, sponsored by RGM Media.

The jury is also comprised of director Eric Khoo, RGM CEO Devesh Chetty and critic Maggie Lee.

The awards are open to all citizens and permanent residents of Asian countries, and films have to be produced after Jan 1, 2010 and have a running time of 10 minutes or shorter. More information about entries can be found at

Aubeck Kam, Chief Executive Officer of MDA said: “The Asian Short Film Awards is an opportunity for the global film community to recognise upcoming Asian filmmakers. Many prominent film directors today like Martin Scorsese and Peter Jackson began their successful careers in short films. It is our hope that this Award will do the same for a new generation of Asian filmmakers.”

“We hope to inspire and grow the Asian film community through the ScreenSingapore Asian Short Film Awards. It is an opportunity for the international community to view the creativity and story ideas from the Asian market. There is a great deal of un-tapped potential in Asia and this competition is one way for us to experience it first hand,” said Greg Coote, Chairman of the Board of ScreenSingapore.