Singapore

Yeo Siew Hua

Yeo Siew Hua is a member of the 13 Little Pictures film collective and winner of the Kodak Singapore Prize for Cinematography and the Cathay Organization Gold Medal, when he was studying film at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. He wrote and directed the surrealist film In the House of Straw (2009) and also the crowd-funded feature documentary The OBS: A Singapore Story (2014) about one of the longest surviving musical group in Singapore – The Observatory. He produced the horror anthology Hell on Earth, curating 18 horror shorts by 18 filmmakers interpreting the 18 levels of hell according to Chinese mythology, to which he directed one of the segments, The Minotaur. Yeo is a student of philosophy at the National University of Singapore and is a recipient of the New Talent Feature Grant from the Media Development Authority of Singapore. He is also a participant in the 2015 edition of the Next Masters Talents Tokyo held in conjunction with Tokyo Filmex 2015. In 2018, he was awarded Locarno Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Leopard, for his filmĀ A Land Imagined, the film he produced through the Asia Pacific Screen Lab.

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Zain Duraie

Zain Duraie has worked on several local and international productions in many different positions. She graduated from the Toronto Film School in 2009 where she wrote and directed two short films as a part of her graduation project. In 2010, Duraie began work as a trainee at Philistine Films with director Annemarie Jacir and producer Ossama Bawardi. Projects include When I Saw You where she worked from pre-production to post-production as well as several other productions including The Rendezvous and Thank You for Bombing. Philistine Films also produced Horizon, Duraie’s debut film as an up and coming writer/director in her own right.

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