Yeo Siew Hua

b. 1985, Singapore
Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yeo Siew Hua is a director and writer who won the 71st Locarno Festival’s Golden Leopard prize for his film ‘A Land Imagined’ (2018). The film also won ‘Best Original Screenplay’ and ‘Best Original Music Score’ at the 56th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and received an ‘Achievement in Cinematography’ prize at the 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It is now internationally distributed on Netflix.

His debut feature, the experimental ‘In The House of Straw’ (2009), was lauded by critics as a significant film of the Singapore New Wave. Yeo is a member of the ‘Asia Pacific Screen Awards Academy’ (APSA) and a founding member of the ’13 Little Pictures’ film collective in Singapore. He studied Philosophy at the National University of Singapore.

Extending beyond conventional cinema networks, Yeo’s films have been shown at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Taipei. He is co-founder of ‘13 Little Pictures’, a vanguard film collective which organizes experimental film labs around Southeast Asia, and part of the artist group ‘soft/Wall/studs’, where he programmes regional documentary films in conversation with contemporary art practice.

Biography information from IMDB and TBA21 on st_age, April 2023

Country: Singapore
Social Media: @ysiewhua