If you’re aspiring to make a film of your own but lack the funds, here’s a new grant scheme to jumpstart your career.

Golden Village has launched GV25 Film Shorts, a new grant scheme for aspiring filmmakers to make a short film here in Singapore. Three successful applicants will each receive a grant of $2,000 each to make a short film, with the best film receiving a further cash prize of $3,000 and the opportunity to be screened in GV’s multiplexes.

The Judging Panel will comprise distinguished local directors Kelvin Tong (The Maid, Rule #1, It’s A Great Great World) and Boris Boo (Love Matters, Where Got Ghost, Lucky Boy), YouTubers Tree Potatoes, as well as a representative each from the Singapore Film Society and GV. Filmmakers for the top eight shortlisted films will be invited to present their script personally to the judges.

The initiative has been developed as part of GV’s 25-year anniversary celebrations, and requires the film story line to align with the theme Past, Present & Future”.

Clara Cheo, CEO of Golden Village Multiplex, said,”We’re very excited to launch GV25 Film Shorts. Golden Village has always been committed to a vibrant film culture in Singapore but this initiative enables us to go a step further by directly investing in home-grown film talent.”

GV25 Film Shorts is open to all aspiring filmmakers aged 16-years and over. Submission closes on May 31, 2017.

For further information on GV25 Film Shorts, visit www.gv.com.sg/gv25filmshorts and follow www.facebook.com/gvmovieclub