IMDA announces new initiatives to develop creative content at Asia TV Forum 2020

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) today announced new initiatives and capability development programmes to develop innovative content, nurture local media talent, and cultivate fresh opportunities for international collaborations.

The programmes, which will further strengthen the competitiveness of Singapore’s media ecosystem, were announced by Minister for Communications and Information, Mr S Iswaran at the opening ceremony of the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore, held as part of the annual Singapore Media Festival (SMF).

Highlights include:

  • New partnerships with established global media companies under the Capability Partnership Programme to grow local talent and bring “Made-with-Singapore” content to an international stage.
  • 78 new commissions under the S$8 million Public Service Content (PSC) Fund and six new feature-length projects awarded under the Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant, promising a continued line-up of quality stories for audiences in Singapore and the region, even in this challenging climate.
  • Introducing Singapore Games Market Bootcamp, SuperGamerFest and VidCon Now Asia at this year’s Singapore Media Festival to celebrate online creators and spotlight the vibrant esports and gaming sector in Singapore.

“I am heartened to see our companies and talent forging ahead to find new ways to share our Asian stories. Thank you for bringing us respite with these amazing stories, reimagined for an unprecedented time. The resilience and ingenuity demonstrated by the media industry throughout this period is a story waiting to be told, to inspire future generations of storytellers,” said Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore.


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