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Famous Film Directors from Singapore

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.

List features Kelvin Tong, Ekachai Uekrongtham and more items.

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

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceEurasia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedAh Ma, Hotel 66

    Anthony Chen is a film director and a screenwriter.  ...more
  • Boo Junfeng

    Age: 37

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedKatong Fugue, The Casuarina Cove, Sandcastle

    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  ...more
  • Charles Lim Yi Yong

    Charles Lim Yi Yong is a film director.
  • BirthplacePenang, Malaysia

    NationalityMalaysia, Singapore

    Films DirectedChicken Rice War

    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  ...more
  • Cheng Ding An

    Cheng Ding An is a Singaporean director. He directed local hit movie Kallang Roar the Movie which was released on 21 August 2008.He also directed, Ghost on Air, starring deejay Dennis Chew in the  ...more
  • Claire Wong is a Singapore-Malaysian actor, director, producer, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director and Producer of Checkpoint Theatre. Claire writes, directs, produces,  ...more
  • Colin Goh (simplified Chinese: 吴荣平; traditional Chinese: 吳榮平; pinyin: Wú Róng Píng) is a Singaporean film maker, satirist and cartoonist. He was a former practicing attorney who has turned to  ...more
  • BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedTimeless Love

    Dasmond Koh (Chinese: 许振荣; born 22 February 1972) is a Singaporean actor, television host, radio DJ and businessman. He was a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1995 to 2015. In 2015 , He left  ...more
  • Djinn

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceEurasia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedVoodoo Nightmare

    Djinn is a film director and a screenwriter.
  • Edward Khoo

    Edward Khoo is a film director.
  • BirthplaceThailand

    NationalityThailand, Singapore

    Films DirectedBeautiful Boxer, Pleasure Factory, The Wedding Game, The Coffin

    Ekachai Uekrongtham (Thai: เอกชัย เอื้อครองธรรม; RTGS: Ekkachai Uea-khrongtham; Chinese: 吕翼谋) is a Thai theatre and film director. Based in Singapore, Ekachai is the founding artistic director of  ...more
  • Elisha Lim

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    NationalityCanada, Singapore

    Films Directed100 Butches #9: Ruby, The Hawker

    Elisha Lim is an artist and graphic novelist living in Montreal. Lim advocates the use of the gender-neutral pronoun "they".  ...more
  • Age: 56

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedMee Pok Man, 12 Storeys, Tatsumi, My Magic, Be with Me

    Eric Khoo Kim Hai (Chinese: 邱金海; pinyin: Qiū Jīn Hǎi; born 27 March 1965) is a Singaporean director and producer credited for the revival of the Singapore film industry.  ...more
  • Age: 58

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedThe Blue Mansion, That's the Way I Like It

    Glen Goei (simplified Chinese: 魏铭耀; traditional Chinese: 魏銘耀; pinyin: Wèi Míng Yào; born 22 December 1962) is one of Singapore's leading film and theatre directors. His broad ranging body of work  ...more
  • Hakym Noh

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceEurasia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedCut Adrift

    Hakym Noh is a film director, film producer, film editor, film production designer, screenwriter and musician.
  • Age: 58

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Ivan Heng (Chinese: 王愛仁; pinyin: Wáng Àirén; born 20 September 1963) is a Singaporean actor and theatre director of Peranakan descent. He is the founding artistic director of W!LD RICE, a theatre  ...more
  • 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" and “Singapore’s latest film funnyman”. Jacen’s  ...more
  • Age: 61

    BirthplaceSingapore

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedHomerun, Ah Long Pte Ltd, I Not Stupid, I Not Stupid Too, The Best Bet

    Jack Neo (born 24 January 1960), is a Singaporean film and television actor, host and director. He was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1983 to 2003.He left Mediacorp in 2003 to  ...more
  • Age: 58

    BirthplaceBeijing, China

    NationalitySingapore

    Films DirectedBorn to Defence

    Li Lianjie (born 26 April 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a  ...more

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  • Kaz Cai is a film director and screenwriter.  ...more
  • Kelvin Tong Weng Kian (Simplified Chinese: 唐永健) is a Singaporean film director, screenwriter and producer.  ...more
  • Li Lin Wee is a film director, screenwriter and producer.  ...more
  • 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 were also  ...more
  • Lucy Davis

    Lucy Davis is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, cinematographer, and production designer.
  • Martyn See

    Martyn See is a Singaporean filmmaker and the former Executive Secretary of the now defunct Singaporeans for Democracy.  ...more