Entries at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF)
is open to films or film makers from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
for the competition section. It is mandatory that the film maker has to be of a South Asian origin and/ or hold a South Asian passport.
2. (a) Subtitles
All films that are submitted must be screened in their original language with English subtitles wherever applicable.
The cost of subtitling is the sole responsibility of the producer.
Dubbed versions of films from other languages are not eligible for submission.
2. (b) Feedback
The festival will not provide feedback on films or specific reasons for rejection for any film. The filmmaker will be notified about selection at the end of the selection process and no information will be divulged before that.
2. (c) Censorship
Films applying for the festival, require a certification from the Infocom Media Development Authority (IMDA). Films will be screened subject to censorship clearance from IMDA. The guidelines can be found here [Link]
Even if a film already has a certification from their country, the film still needs to be certified by the Infocom Media Development Authority (IMDA).
2. (d) Other Criteria for Eligibility
The Chairperson of the festival reserves the right to settle all cases not covered by the guidelines and to grant exceptions in special cases. All cases will be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of Singapore and settled under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Singapore.