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List of famous film directors from Singapore, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Singapore has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Singaporean directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Singapore and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Singaporean directors?" and "Which directors are from Singapore?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Singapore in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Singaporean directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Anthony Chen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Anthony Chen age 34 Anthony Chen is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Boo Junfeng is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Boo Junfeng age 35 Boo Junfeng is a Singaporean filmmaker. Boo's debut feature film Sandcastle was the first Singaporean film to be invited to the International Critics' Week at Cannes Film Festival. His films, ...more

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Charles Lim Yi Yong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Charles Lim Yi Yong Charles Lim Yi Yong is a film director.

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Chee Kong Cheah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 52 Chee Kong Cheah, also known as CheeK is a director, writer, TV series creator, producer and creative media executive. He is best known for the film Chicken Rice War and his work on the ...more

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Cheng Ding An is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Cheng Ding An Cheng Ding An is a Singaporean director of 2008 Hit Movie Kallang Roar the Movie. It is slated for release in Cinemas Islandwide in Singapore cinemas on 21 August 2008. He has a second film, ...more

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Claire Wong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Claire Wong is an actress.

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Colin Goh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Colin Goh is a Singaporean film maker, satirist and cartoonist. He was a former practicing attorney who has turned to full-time writing and illustration. Goh first rose to prominence with his ...more

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Dasmond Koh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 46 Dasmond Koh is a Singaporean actor, television host and radio DJ.

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Djinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Djinn age 50 Djinn is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Edward Khoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Edward Khoo Edward Khoo is a film director.

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Ekachai Uekrongtham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 52 Ekachai Uekrongtham is a Thai theatre and film director. Based in Singapore, Ekachai is the founding artistic director of ACTION Theatre, a Singapore professional theatre company. Among his ...more

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Elisha Lim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Elisha Lim age 40 Elisha Lim is an artist and graphic novelist living in Montreal. Lim advocates the use of the gender-neutral pronoun "they".

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Eric Khoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 53 Eric Khoo put Singapore on the international film map with his first feature film “Mee Pok Man”, picking up prizes at Fukuoka, Pusan and Singapore. His second feature “12 Storeys” won the ...more

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Glen Goei is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 56 Glen Goei is an actor, film producer, film and theatre director.

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Hakym Noh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Hakym Noh age 26 Hakym Noh is a film director, film producer, film editor, film production designer, screenwriter and musician.

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Ivan Heng is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 55 Ivan Heng is a Singaporean actor and theatre director of Hokkien and Peranakan descent. He is the founding artistic director of W!LD RICE, a theatre company in Singapore. Heng is the first male ...more

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Jacen Tan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Jacen Tan Jacen Tan is a Singaporean independent film director, and has been named by The Straits Times Life! as one of Singapore's "most exciting young talents".

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Jack Neo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 62 Jack Neo, PBM, is a Singaporean film and television actor, host and director. He is best known for his cross-dressing roles, as Liang Popo in the 1999 film Liang Po Po: The Movie and as Liang ...more

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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 55 Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalised Singaporean ...more

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Kaz Cai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Kaz Cai is a film director and screenwriter.

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Kelvin Tong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Kelvin Tong Weng Kian is a Singaporean film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Li Lin Wee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Li Lin Wee is a film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Lionel Chok is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Lionel Chok Lionel Chok Ko Hon is a Singaporean film-maker and director. His documentary, Geraldine, was premiered at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. His other short films ...more

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Lucy Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Lucy Davis Lucy Davis is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, cinematographer, and production designer.

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Martyn See is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Martyn See Martyn See is a Singaporean filmmaker and the current Executive Secretary of Singaporeans for Democracy.

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Meng Ong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Meng Ong is a Singapore born filmmaker. He began making movies at 16 and graduated from New York University Film School. Miss Wonton is his first feature length film, premiering at the Sundance ...more

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Ong Keng Sen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 55 Keng Sen Ong is a film director.

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Pearry Reginald Teo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Pearry Reginald Teo age 40 Pearry Reginald Teo Zhang Pingli, film director/producer, is the first Singaporean movie director to make a Hollywood film.

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Royston Tan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
age 42 Royston Tan is a Singaporean filmmaker. Tan is a graduate from Temasek Polytechnic, where he studied Visual Communications. He first came into prominence through his short films: Sons, Hock Hiap ...more

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Tan Pin Pin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Tan Pin Pin age 49 Tan Pin Pin is a Singapore-based film director. Her films are explorations of Singapore, her histories, contexts and limits. She is best known for the documentary film Singapore GaGa. It was the ...more

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Tzang Merwyn Tong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Tzang Merwyn Tong age 39 Tzang Merwyn Tong (唐荣均) is an award-winning underground filmmaker and screenwriter from Singapore, noted for the films [e'Tzaintes], A Wicked Tale, V1k1 - A Techno Fairytale. Tzang's films are ...more

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Tzu-Nyen Ho is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Tzu-Nyen Ho age 42 Tzu-Nyen Ho is a screenwriter, film director and a visual artist.

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Yee-Wei Chai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Singapore
Yee-Wei Chai age 42 Chai Yee Wei, is a Singapore film director, writer and producer. He is also the founder of film studio Hot Cider Films. His debut feature film Blood Ties, which premiered on 10 September 2009, ...more