In a bid to bolster the local creative industry, Mediacorp is commissioning short-form content to support Singapore production companies impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Through its new #Stories4SG initiative, Mediacorp is seeking innovative and inspirational concepts for digital short stories through a Call for Proposals (CFP) in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), supported under the Public Service Content Fund, which was launched on 14 April to catalyse more production projects in the coming months.
Howie Lau, Assistant Chief Executive, Media and Innovation, IMDA said: “We are pleased to have Mediacorp on board as one of the commissioning partners under the Public Service Content Fund to support our media professionals and freelancers during this challenging time. Through this initiative, our production companies and talent will have the opportunity to create innovative content that will not only inspire, inform and entertain Singaporeans but also strengthen the shared values of our community.”
Angeline Poh, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp said: “As the national media network, we are committed to collaborating with independent production companies to create content that connects and inspires our communities. The unifying role that our content plays has only increased in importance during this unprecedented period.”
Stories4SG is scouting for participants to produce experimental and enriching digital shorts that speak to our shared Singapore spirit. Submissions should be positive in tone, but can assume the form of an array of genres from comedic commentary, soulful sitcoms, thought-provoking talk shows to adrenaline-pumping adventure thrillers.
Submissions must be minimally 10 minutes in length, and can be in any or all four of Singapore’s official languages peppered with dialect. Of note is the flexibility in format and filming styles: Everything from entries shot as self-contained concepts to potential pilots will be eligible for consideration.
Selected projects will be presented on Mediacorp’s digital video destination meWATCH and its other digital platforms like Mediacorp’s YouTube channels and social media.
Sapna Angural, Head, English Audience, Mediacorp said: “Our #Stories4SG initiative will offer exciting production opportunities to our industry friends and foster further development in digital storytelling formats. By extending our expertise in content creation and providing producers with heightened visibility via Mediacorp’s multiple platforms, we look forward to sharing a fresh slate of inspiring and innovative Singapore stories made with Singapore talent, soon to be made available for our Singapore audiences.”
Singapore-registered production houses may find out more about Mediacorp’s #Stories4SG CFP at www.mediacorp.sg/call-for-proposals