Singapore Film Commission aids first-timers

New fund seeks to build on Cannes success

SINGAPORE -- Following up on Singapore's strong showing at the recent Festival de Cannes, the Singapore Film Commission on Wednesday marked its 10th anniversary by launching its New Feature Film Fund.

The fund will nurture first-time filmmakers with investments of up to S$250,000 ($182,123) for each project. The SFC will partner the filmmakers with experienced film companies, helping them find producers who can guide them through the production process.

Director Eric Khoo's "My Magic," shot for less than $146,000, took a Competition slot at Cannes this year