How to Apply?
Can I apply with more than one project?
Yes, but we reserve the right to decide which and how many projects to accept.
What are the DeadLines & Submission fees for SAFM - 2020 ?
Early Bird Deadline till – 31st March, 2020. Submission fee – 100 SGD
Last Deadline till – 30th April, 2020. Submission fee – 125 SGD
Can documentary projects apply?
No. Short Films & Documentaries and films made for television cannot be taken into consideration.
I am a writer/director attached to the project but don’t have a producer. Can I apply?
No. The Co-Production market is open only to projects that have a producer attached and proof of 30% of the finance in place.
What documents do I need to produce as the proof for the 30% of financial commitment?
If your project is selected for the market, any agreements/contracts against the 30% financial commitment that you are declaring in the application form. This may also be in the form of a written commitment by an individual or a company.
Can we apply as an individual or do we need to be associated with a Company?
Yes, you can apply as an individual. However being associated with a Company adds credibility to a project and thus places the project in a better position when compared to projects that aren’t supported by a company/organization. In addition, all international entities – funds, producers, distributors and sales agents, require the existence of a legitimate company/organization before they commit any resources. It must be noted that without the existence of a legitimate company/organization commercial, financial and legal paper work cannot be executed. The company could either be the producer’s own company or they could be attached to a line production company.
Do you require both the story outline and the script?
Yes we require the story outline as mentioned on the submission form and 20-25 pages of the script. If your script is shortlisted then we will ask for the entire script and you need to submit it within two weeks or forfeit your position.
Is it possible to send a script instead of a story outline?
No. We need both as mentioned in detail on the submission form.
If my project is shortlisted, when do I have to submit the full script?
You may be requested to submit the script as early as February. Some projects which are shortlisted early may be required to submit scripts earlier. However this is not an indication of final selection which is made after the final deadline.
My project has been through another market, can I apply for South Asian Film Market?
Yes. Please mention the market(s) the project has been part of prior to South Asian Film Market, 2020 in your application and the developments in that market for your project.
What is a Video Pitch?
A video pitch is a short video of 5 minutes where you pitch your film/web series to SAFM. It should address the story, treatment, cast, crew, producer etc.
Is a video pitch necessary for the presentation?
Yes. 5 mins of video pitch and 10 mins of Q n A session is allotted to each filmmaker for the final presentation.
Do I need to send the pitch before the start of the film market?
Yes. Shortlisted filmmakers have to send Video Pitches of their projects to the Market Team. To ensure that participants’ Video Pitches are technically sound, the Market Team requires the final pitch video at least 6 weeks before the Film Market.
Is the application fee refundable?
No. The application fee is non-refundable.
Does Market take care of expenses?
Yes, Market provides to and fro economy fare tickets from Singapore and 2 nights hotel accommodation for either director or producer of the film.