Fast Forward Fund winners

SINGAPORE, 3 July 2019: The Singapore Tourism Board announced Tuesday the five winning projects for Fast Forward, its fund for Singapore-based content creators. 

Fast Forward was launched in October 2018 to support Singapore-based content creators and produce inspiring Singapore narratives through film, video and animation.

The five projects were chosen from more than 100 submissions from Singaporean and Singapore-based content creators and came in diverse media and formats including web series, feature films, animations, and mixed media projects with augmented reality and virtual reality components.

STB’S director digital and content, Terrence Voon said: “The response to Fast Forward from Singapore’s creative community has been very encouraging and it is exciting to see home-grown talents raise the bar and push boundaries with new content formats and bold narratives. We look forward to seeing these winning concepts come to life and reach a global audience.”

The five winning projects that will receive Fast Forward funding are:

Grandparents Talk (The Creative Room)

This web documentary series will centre on grandparents visiting different places in Singapore and sharing their authentic experiences in dialect.

#livinginSIN (The Hummingbird Co.)

 The documentary series will give viewers a glimpse into the unexpected sides of Singapore, from the origins of an organised crime gang to the rise of a leading men’s magazine.

The Generations Trilogy (The Creative Room)

Tells stories of culture shapers, foodies and explorers against the backdrop of contemporary social issues such as migration and ageing.

So Bright2 (mm2Entertainment)

A music web-series that will feature original Chinese pop songs interwoven with cinematic storytelling and elements of the Singapore music scene.

Sights and Sounds (Rifyal Giffari)

A series of music videos and interviews which will feature Singapore musicians in locations around Singapore that are close to their hearts.

Following the launch of the Fast Forward Fund, a month-long call for proposals was conducted in January this year. In particular, STB sought proposals that could tell stories in line with the Passion Made Possible1 brand and Passion Tribes.*

The proposals were then evaluated in a two-stage process that also included a judging round consisting of a panel of judges from the film, content and digital media sectors.

*STB has grouped potential visitors together based on lifestyles, interests, and what they travel for. There are seven major “Passion Tribes”:

  1. Foodie: People who delight in culinary experiences
  2. Collector: People who enjoy shopping and curating items
  3. Explorer: People who enjoy exploring the outdoors and places of interest
  4. Action Seeker: People who seek out thrills and sporting events
  5. Culture Shaper: People who enjoy immersing in the arts and culture
  6. Socialiser: People who enjoy making meaningful connections through music and entertainment
  7. Progressor: Business travellers seeking to connect, collaborate and innovate