Maid's tale was Camera d'Or winner in Cannes
It tells the story of Filipino maid living with a Singaporean family as they endure the turmoil brought on by the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
The Singapore Film Commission Advisory Committee made the announcement.
“’Ilo Ilo’ is a uniquely Singapore story about resilience in family relationships, a theme which also resonates with the rest of the world,” said director of Singapore Film Commission, Yeo Chun Cheng.
The film was released at the end of last month.