SGIFF is a charity committed to championing and nurturing Asian cinematic storytelling. We believe in the soft power of film as a tool to discuss historical and contemporary issues, and shape society as a whole.
Make a difference and support SGIFF’s education and outreach programmes:
- Adopt a School
- Grow the Industry
- Be a SGIFFriend
Adopt a School
Film is a great educational tool; teaching empathy and cultivating creativity.
SGIFF’s Film Immersion Programme (FIP) is a complimentary programme that introduces students to the art and importance of storytelling by showcasing narratives from across the Southeast Asian region, coupled with sharing sessions from veteran filmmakers.
This in turn, supports cinema in Singapore by nurturing an appreciation for Singapore films and cultivating support for our own cinema.
Adopt a school and be part of this transformative learning journey. With a donation of $2,000, you can sponsor a film immersion programme for an educational institute.
Support the Industry
As summed up by Simon Yam, award-winning actor and winner of the SGIFF 2016 Cinema Legend Award: “[SGIFF is] important because we need to encourage young directors and producers… to give them a chance to share their ideas.”
In addition to the main Festival, SGIFF runs the SGIFF Film Academy that is the region’s first holistic training initiative to Southeast Asian film talents and nurture film appreciation among audience.
The Silver Screen Awards is also a cornerstone of the Festival. It is the first international competition with a category dedicated to Asian cinema and aims to draw attention to filmmaking talents across Asia, and especially Southeast Asia. Today, many nominees and awardees have established themselves as some of the region’s most prominent filmmakers.
A $500 donation covers the flight and accommodation for one of our Silver Screen Award or Film Academy participants.
Be a SGIFFriend
Become a SGIFFriend and get the inside scoop and priority access to the Festival!
- Name listed on SGIFF.com
- Priority booking and purchase 24 hours prior to public sales
- Complimentary Tickets (valid for one edition of the Festival)
- Invitations to events
- Unique merchandise pack
SGIFF is committed to nurturing and championing homegrown talents, and to providing an international platform to showcase the latest and best of Southeast Asian and Asian cinema.
With a commitment to keeping cinema accessible to all, the Festival has intentionally NOT increased ticket prices over the years so no amount is too small to make a difference.
Whether you give $50 or $500, know that it is this support that has allowed the Festival to write a 31 year legacy.
We also know donors come in all shapes and sizes so SGIFF now accepts MONTHLY donations!