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Junfeng Boo

Junfeng Boo


Film Director


BOO Junfeng made his feature-length directorial debut in 2010 with SANDCASTLE, which premiered at the International Critics’ Week at Cannes Film Festival. The film was subsequently invited to film festivals including Toronto, Pusan, Vancouver and London, among others. It won several awards, including Best Film, Best Director and NETPAC Jury Award at the Vietnam International Film Festival, Best Cinematography and Special Jury Mention at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival, Best Local Film & Best Local Director at the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2011, and was listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of Asia’s most notable films of 2010.

Trained in film schools in Singapore and Spain, Boo Junfeng's award-winning short films include UN RETRATO DE FAMILIA (2005), STRANGER (2005), THE CHANGI MURALS (2006), KATONG FUGUE (2007), KELUAR BARIS (2008) and TANJONG RHU (2009). In 2009, he became the first recipient of the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts – the valedictorian honour of Lasalle College of the Arts. He was also conferred the Young Artist Award in 2009, and the Singapore Youth Award in 2011 by the government of Singapore.