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The Merlion Film Festival Singapore accepts all forms and genres: short films, medium length films, feature films, drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation and documentary.The appropriate entry fee must accompany each entry. This nonrefundable fee covers screening and handling costs, and will not be returned.
Specify only one main Category (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Animation) for your film to be in.Films or videos using non-licensed, copyrighted musical or literary properties without legal permission are not eligible.The competition is open to professional and nonprofessional filmmakers. Entries must be submitted in the completed form in which they will be judged. The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right not to select a winner in any given category. The Jury reserves the right to change a category to the benefit of the film.
All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. The exhibition version (film) must be submitted in the following file formats: Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in EXT2/EXT3 format with 24Fps, plus 2 Blu-ray discs. An online private screener (Vimeo, Youtube with a password) file (MP4, MOV,etc.) is needed. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. All submission materials WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each.
All the films screening in cinema and theater need to be classified by Singapore government authority, please see the regulation here: https://www.imda.gov.sg/, if any question, please feel free to contact us.