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SHORT FILMS OF ROYSTAN TAN, THE

Singapore (MIFF 2006, Regional Focus)

Director: Royston Tan

Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over 26 international and local awards for his shorts, documentaries and two feature-length films, 15 and 4:30. In 2001, he was named ASEAN Director of the Year and, in 2003, the Singapore National Arts Council tagged him Young Artist of the Year. Despite this national acclaim, Tan has consistently wrangled with Singaporean censors over the content of his films, his boldness earning him a place in ‘Top 20 Asian Heroes' in Time Magazine, 2004.

Roystan Tan is a guest of the festival and will introduce the session on Tuesday 1 August, 7.10pm at ACMI. A Q&A session will follow the screening.

See also...

4:30

A meditation on absence and longing, 4:30 is about a moment - and a young boy's attempt to cling to it, escaping his drab reality. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, it concerns his ... More »

15

Singapore'Growing up in the world's most oppressive nanny state can be bad for your mental health, and 15 tells it like it is. 26-year-old Royston Tan's social satire has given local censors their ... More »

Cut

Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over ... More »

Mother

Born in Singapore in 1976, Royston Tan has been heralded as Singapore's most promising young filmmaker and its latest cult icon. Stemming from a music video-making background, Tan has collected over ... More »

12 LOTUS

“The switch for kitschy visuals and florid melodrama is flicked to 11.” - Variety ... Flamboyant filmmaker Royston Tan follows on from the bubblegum musical fun of 881 (MIFF 08) to once again ... More »

881

"If ABBA could sing Hokkien, they might have auditioned for Royston Tan's 881." - Hollywood Reporter ... Set within the Singaporean song culture of getai - a series of exuberant concerts dominating ... More »

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