Call for Entries: Citizen Cinema 2018

Freedom Film Festival Singapore is happy to announce a call for entries to the second year of Citizen Cinema! The programme will feature creative, critical and thought-provoking films on Singapore to be screened during the festival from 8-9 December 2018.

Citizen Cinema aims to foster the production of films with themes related to social justice (ranging from social, cultural, political, LGBTQ, environmental issues and more). It is open to entries from established filmmakers, first-time filmmakers, students, video bloggers and citizen journalists who are currently residing in Singapore.

A selection of films from the entries will be showcased at the Festival, and 3 of the most notable films will be awarded $500 each.

Submission Guidelines

Entries of all genres will be accepted, including narrative films, documentaries, music videos, animated or experimental films and even interesting video blogs! Films may be produced by individuals or groups. They may also be shot on any device, from Digital Camcorders to DSLRs to mobile phones. The films can be as short as 1 minute or as long as 45 mins, so long as the subject matter of the film remains relevant to issues that you think need to be documented, discussed, and addressed.

There is no submission fee to Citizen Cinema and each applicant may submit multiple films. To be eligible, your film/s must have been completed after January 2017.

The closing date for entries is 1 September 2018 and shortlisted entries for screening at the Festival will be notified by 11 October 2018. The 3 winners will be announced at the Festival.

How to Submit

Submissions are only accepted via online transfer (eg. Google Drive, Vimeo, Links to download your film can be included in the online submission form. If you are submitting multiple films, each individual entry will require a separate form.

Download the entry form here. The completed form/s should be emailed to

We look forward to all your amazing films!

Freedom Film Festival Singapore is organized by Function 8.

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