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Eric Khoo put Singapore on the international film map with his first feature film “Mee Pok Man” (1995). “12 Storeys” (1997) was the first Singaporean film to be invited to officially participate in the 50th Cannes Film Festival. Eric was the first recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award for Film in 1997. He was also conferred the Singapore Youth Awards (Individual) in 1999 for his dedication to film-making and contributions to society.
Jerrold Chong is a director/animator who is fascinated by the power of animated cinema as an abstract visual metaphor. He is driven by a desire to tell sincere stories that examine the depths of everyday life and the complexities of the human experience. His films have screened at numerous international film festivals, including Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol, Animatricks Animation Festival in Helsinki, Short Shorts Film Festival in Tokyo and Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea.
Andre Quek is a filmmaker who specializes in 2D hand-drawn animation. In 2014, he co-founded Finding Pictures (2018), an animation studio in Singapore. Andre’s film “Princess” has been screened at over 50 international film festivals, winning multiple awards for best animation short films, including Best Animation Award in the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) 2015, and Gold award in the Crowbar Awards 2015. He has since focused on directing commercial shorts and produced Automatonomy (2017) that won Best Animation in NYFA 2019.