The year 2018 marked 20 years since the Singapore Film Commission (SFC) was created. This is a big milestone, but what the commission has achieved in those two decades is an even greater milestone. The SFC has played a very big role in ensuring that Singapore’s film industry is soaring to new heights.
Producer James Toh together with filmmaker Eric Khoo developed the idea of creating the Singapore Film Commission. An announcement in Singapore’s parliament about the creation of the commission then followed. The commission was tasked with nurturing, supporting and promoting filmmaking talent, film production and the whole film industry in general.
Since the SFC was created, the number of films for theatres released yearly has been growing. At first, four movies were being produced yearly, but now the number has risen to 11 movies per year. It is important to note that movies released for festivals or any online content has not been counted in this list.
Unexpected Growth in Singapore’s Film Industry
The population of Singapore is smaller than many other countries. As a result, many people thought that the film industry would not be as successful as other previously established film industries. The argument was that …