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Anthony Chen

Anthony Chen

Writer/Director

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About

Born in 1984 in Singapore, Anthony Chen enrolled in film school in Singapore at an early age of 17 to pursue his passion for filmmaking. Anthony has served as a radio presenter, a movie reviewer and has done work as an actor both on stage and on screen. He graduated from film school with his graduation film, G-23, which screened at multiple festivals worldwide and won awards in Europe and Asia. His second short film, Ah Ma (Grandma), was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Short Film at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and secured a Special Mention, the first time a Singapore filmmaker was awarded in Cannes. Haze marks his third short film effort and was nominated for the Golden Bear for Short Film at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. Collectively, his films have screened at numerous prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, London, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Montreal, Melbourne, Chicago, Hawaii, etc. In 2009, he was accorded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore, one of the most prestigious accolades for the arts in Singapore. He recently completed his MA in Film Directing at the National Film and Television School, UK with a scholarship from the Media Development Authority of Singapore. Anthony believes in making films that reveal, reflect and explore universal truths about the human condition.

Anthony Chen’s debut feature film Ilo Ilo had its world premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight section of last year's Cannes Film Festival, garnering tremendous critical acclaim and subsequently winning the prestigious Camera d'Or. Set during the period of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, Ilo Ilo explores the relationship between a young boy and his maid.

Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
ILO ILO
(2013)
- Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Camera d'Or.
- Official Singapore Oscar entry 2013.
- Tokyo Filmex Film Festival: winner of 'Next Masters' prize. Directors' Fortnight.
- Winner of Sutherland Prize for Best First Feature at LFF 2013.
- Pacific Meridian Film Festival 2013: winner of Best Feature, Best Actress and the NETPAC Award.
- Taiwan Golden Horse Awards: winner of Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best New Director and Best Supporting Actress.
- Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Festval, Hungary - winner of the Grand Jury prize, the FIPRESCI Prize and International Ecumenical Jury prize.
- Mumbai Film Festival: winner of the Best Director and Best Actress awards.
- Philadelphia Film Festival: winner of Best Narrative Feature.
- Hong Kong Asia Film Festival: winner of the New Talent award.
- Molodist International Film Festival, Ukraine: winner of Best First Feature and the FIPRESCI Prize.
- Asia Pacific Screen Awards: winner of the Achievement in Direction award.
Short Films
ProductionCompanyNotes
KARUNG GUNI
(2012)
Best Director - Singapore Short Film Awards
LIGHTHOUSE
(2010)
NFTSGraduation film
DISTANCE
(2010)
NFTS
HOTEL 66
(2009)
NFTSMelbourne International Film Festival, Australia (In Competition), Cinemajove International Film Festival Valencia, Spain (In Competition), Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (In Competition), Shanghai International Film Festival, China (In Competition), Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, UK (In Competition)
HAZE
(2008)
58th Berlin International Film Festival (Nominee, Golden Bear for Short Film), Best Cinematography, Timishort Film Festival, Romania. Notable Screenings: 57th Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (In Competition), 44th Chicago International Film Festival (In Competition), 28th Hawaii International Film Festival, USA (In Competition), 52nd London Film Festival

AH MA (GRANDMA)
(2007)
Awards: 60th Cannes Film Festival (Special Mention Award),
International Short Film Festival of L'Aquila, Italy (Concours d’Excellence Award), Asian Film Archive Young Jury Awards, Singapore (Best Short Film, Best Sound Design for Short Film).

Notable Screenings: 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival, Thailand (Official Selection), 31st Sau Paulo International Film Festival (Official Selection), 12th Pusan International Film Festival, Korea (Wide Angle Section), 37th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, Ukraine (In Competition), 18th Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden (In Competition), 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands, 10th Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
G-23
(2005)
Awards: 3rd Asiana International Short Film Festival, Korea (New Filmmaker Award), 32nd Festival international du Film Indépendant, Brussels (Award for Tomorrow’s Cinema), 11th Lyon Asian Film Festival, France (Public Award for Best Short Film), 10th Malaysian Video Awards (Gold Award for Best ASEAN Short Film), Kodak Filmschool Competition (National Winner).

Notable Screenings: 59th Cannes Film Festival, France (Tous Les Cinema Du Monde),
Bangkok International Film Festival, Thailand (In Competition), 18th Singapore International Film Festival (Official Selection), Commonwealth Film Festival, UK (Official Selection), Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, Ukraine (In Competition)
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