Singapore South Asian International Film Festival is devoted to a greater appreciation of South Asian cinema and culture. The festival seeks to support emerging filmmakers, open a fertile space for dialogue and collaborations within the industry, and most significantly share with the audience of Singapore the diverse and complex experiences of South Asia through the intimate storytelling medium of cinema. With the impetus to effectively channel the expansion of South Asian cinema beyond the subcontinent and engage with a wider spectrum of audience.

Singapore with its sizable population of South Asian descent, is a natural choice for this purpose. Supported by the Singapore Indian High Commission(IHC) the festival is a landmark initiative to serve as a cultural gateway between the global city of Singapore and the developing nations of South Asia. Singapore, being the gateway of Asia, only enhances the potential of the festival to emerge as the melting pot of diverse cultures using cinema as a medium.

Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) showcases a combination of feature films, short films and documentaries under two sections – Competition (wherein titles from South Asia will compete for an award) and Non-Competition (Showcase) (wherein the best of South Asian cinema are screened).

Additionally, the festival also offers a unique opportunity to learn about acting, filmmaking and screenwriting along with knowledge sessions like panel discussions, master classes and other business networking sessions. The festival concludes with a cultural program including some exciting stage performances, awards and music.


South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition is the most premiere event in the region for film and web series content creation, finance and distribution. The market is abuzz with content creators coming from across the region along with global high net-worth individuals and private equity players.

As the most coveted financial event of the region, South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition stands witness to the most amazing co-production, gap funding and book to screen deals for films and web series content. The Market has closed over 20Million USD worth of business, from the time of its inception in 2018, facilitating mainstream Bollywood and Hollywood film makers

Hundreds of industry professionals ranging from festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, directors, OTT heads, heads of production houses and of course the world’s press, from almost every country in the South Asian Region converge at the event every year aspiring to connect with the best in the movie business.

South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition also hosts world class panel discussions on benefits (grants, permissions subsidies etc.) offered by different countries for shooting films and web series content in their most scenic locations.


Vistas Media Capital collaborated with The Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group to present the ‘Critics’ Choice Film Awards’ – a platform to celebrate diversity and flair in Indian films. It is a space to reward and recognize creativity, ingenuity and quality. As a pan-India award, the Critics’ Choice Awards promises to represent the diverse range of film making in the country. It aims to honor talent and display the rich culture of films across languages, styles and themes.