Mediacorp Calls for #Stories4SG Submissions Amid COVID-19


Mediacorp has launched #Stories4SG, an initiative through which the company is commissioning short-form content to support production companies in Singapore impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Through #Stories4SG, Mediacorp is seeking innovative and inspirational concepts for digital short stories through a call for proposals in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), supported under the Public Service Content Fund. The initiative is scouting for participants to produce experimental and enriching digital shorts that speak to the Singapore spirit. Submissions should be positive in tone, but can range from comedic commentary, soulful sitcoms and thought-provoking talk shows to adventure thrillers. They must be minimally ten minutes in length and can be in any or all four of Singapore’s official languages. Selected projects will be presented on Mediacorp’s digital video destination meWATCH and its other digital platforms, including its YouTube channels and social media.

Howie Lau, assistant chief executive of media and innovation at 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 at 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.”

Sapna Angural, English audience head 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.”