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.

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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

    Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Nationality: Singapore
    • Films Directed: Ah Ma, Hotel 66
    Anthony Chen is a film director and a screenwriter.
  • Boo Junfeng

    Boo Junfeng

    Age: 39
    • Nationality: Singapore
    • Films Directed: Katong 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 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 that remained a part of Malaysia in 2013 and was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the territories' merger. In 2014, Boo announced that he will begin shooting his second film within the year. Executive produced by filmmaker Eric Khoo, Apprentice is a psychological drama about a young Malay correctional officer who is transferred to Singapore's top prison where he befriends its soon-to-retire chief executioner. The film is slated for release in 2015.
  • Charles Lim Yi Yong

    Charles Lim Yi Yong

    Charles Lim Yi Yong is a film director.
    • Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
    • Nationality: Malaysia, Singapore
    • Films Directed: Chicken 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 series The Kitchen Musical. CheeK is now the Head of Creative, Content and Marketing at Scripps Networks Interactive, Asia Pacific
  • Cheng Ding An

    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 lead role. It was released on 19 May 2012.
  • 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, and acts for the stage and for the camera. She has received training in both Asian and Western performing arts and obtained her post-graduate degree, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA), from Columbia University. Claire's recent producing and directing credits include: Huzir Sulaiman's The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco(Singapore Arts Festival, now Singapore Festival of Arts (SIFA) Commission, 2016), Occupation (2012) and The Weight of Silk on Skin (2011); Faith Ng's Normal (2017,2015), For Better or for Worse (2013) and wo(men) (2010); Joel Tan's The Way We Go (2014). Her play Recalling Mother which was co-written and co-directed with Noorlinah Mohamed, recently played at Esplanade's The Studios (Singapore, 2016) and at the Brisbane and OzAsia Festivals (Australia, 2016 and 2017). Claire holds a law degree from the National University of Singapore, and practised litigation and corporate law. Claire is also co-founder and Senior Consultant of Studio Wong Huzir, a creative consultancy.