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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


Anthony Chen is a film director and a screenwriter. ...more

Birthplace: Singapore

Nationality: Singapore

Films Directed: Ah Ma, Hotel 66

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Boo Junfeng


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, many of which show a preoccupation with places and historical and personal memory, have won prizes and acclaim and have been shown in film festivals around the world. Notable short films include Un Retrato De Familia, Katong Fugue, Keluar Baris and Tanjong Rhu. In 2013, Boo won the President’s Young Talents Credit Suisse Artist Commissioning Award for a video art piece Mirror. Later that year, he participated at the Singapore Biennale with Happy and Free, a video installation that depicted a Singapore ...more

Nationality: Singapore

Films Directed: Katong Fugue, The Casuarina Cove, Sandcastle

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Charles Lim Yi Yong


Charles Lim Yi Yong is a film director. ...more

Birthplace: Singapore

Nationality: Singapore

Films Directed: One Day I Forgot and Used My Hands, All the Lines Flow Out


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 television series The Kitchen Musical. CheeK is now the Head of Creative, Content and Marketing at Scripps Networks Interactive, Asia Pacific ...more

Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia

Nationality: Malaysia, Singapore

Films Directed: Chicken Rice War

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