The Singapore FilmCommission (SFC) has announced the winners of its inaugural project developmentfunding scheme which offers total seed money of up to $118,624 (S$200,000) tosix new
The new scheme aims toencourage filmmakers to turn their creative ideas into viable projects bygiving earlier financial assistance during the project development phase. Thescheme will be an annual event, complementing SFC'sexisting funding schemes for later phases of script development and production.
Twelve new projects were shortlisted for a one-day intensive pitching session heldlast Thursday during the Asia Film Market in
Six winners were awarded $11,862- $23,725 (S$20,000 - S$40,000) each,including MediaCorp RaintreePictures, Ground Glass Images, Oak3 Films as well as newcomers One Ton Cinema,Monsoon Pictures and Red Ink Media.
While the creative andartistic merits as well as commercial potential of the projects are some of themajor assessment criteria, preference is given to projects set up asinternational co-productions.
Produced by One Ton Cinema's Kevin Lee
Nadra, period drama
Co-produced by Monsoon Pictures' Christopher Chew and InternationalEntertainment Services' Gary Rogers from
Co-produced by Ground Glass Images' Juan Fooand Red Films' Lina Tan from
Produced by MediaCorp RaintreePictures' Chan Pui Yin and SeahSaw Yam
Director: Lee Thean-jeen
Written and produced by Red Ink Media's Gilbert Chan
Produced by Oak3 Films' Lim Suat Yen
Director/writer: Goh Boon Teck