IMDA launches programmes to support local creative content

New initiatives and collaborations will support local media companies and talents.

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

The programmes were announced by the Minister for Communications and Information, S. Iswaran, at the opening ceremony of the Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore, held as part of the annual Singapore Media Festival.

Some of the highlights of the announcement were 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 and 78 new commissions under the S$8 million Public Service Content Fund.

Six new feature-length projects were also awarded under the Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant, promising a continued lineup of quality stories for audiences in Singapore.

IMDA also introduced Singapore Games Market Bootcamp, SuperGamerFest, and VidCon Now Asia which aim to celebrate online creators and spotlight the esports and gaming sector of Singapore.

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