Singapore directors win at Dubai Film Festival
Singapore directors made a strong showing at the Dubai Film Festival on Friday night. Director Anthony Chen's Ilo Ilo led the charge with two awards for Best Film and Best Actress in the Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature category.
The latter trophy was for Yeo Yann Yann who plays the pregnant mother of a young boy in the family drama which is Singapore's entry to the foreign language film category of the Oscars.
The Best Film carries a cash prize of US$50,000 (S$62,765) and the Best Actress will also receive US$8,000.
Documentary film-maker Tan Pin Pin also scored a Best Director nod and a cash award of US$15,000 in the Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary section for her latest film, To Singapore, With Love. The documentary about Singapore political exiles which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in October is tentatively scheduled for release in Singapore next year.