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Anthony CHEN

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. His graduation film, G - 23 , screened at numerous festivals worldwide and won award s in Europe and Asia. His second short film, Ah Ma (Grandma) , was nominated for the Palme d'Or for Short Film at the 60 th 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 58 th Berlin International Film Festival. Collectively, his films have screened at various prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, London, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Montreal, Melbourne, Chicago, Hawaii, etc.

In 2009, Anthony 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 and is represented by United Agents in UK and Europe. Anthony believes in making films that reveal, reflect and explore universal truths about the human condition.


G - 23 ( 2005 , 19min )
3 rd Asiana International Short Film Festival, Korea (New Filmmaker Award)
32 nd Festival international du Film Indépendant, Brussels (Award for Tomorrow's Cinema)
11 th Lyon Asian Film Festival, France (Public Award for Best Short Film)
10 th Mala ysian Video Awards (Gold Award for Best ASEAN Short Film)
Kodak Filmschool Competition (National Winner)

Ah Ma ( 2007 , 15min )
60 th Cannes Film Festival, France (Special Mention Award)
International Short Film Festival of L'Aquila, Italy ( Concours d' Excellence Award)
Asian Film Archive Young Jury Awards (Best Short Film, Best Sound Design for Short Film)

Haze ( 2008, 15min )
Best Cinematography, Timishort Film Festival, Romania

Hotel 66 ( 2009, 15min)

Distance ( 2010, 12 min)

Lighthouse (2010 , 23min)
Kodak Filmschool Competition (National Winner , UK )

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