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Honorary Award Wee Li Lin

Known for her signature subtle comedic touch, Wee Li Lin is one of the leading female directors in Singapore, for both film and television projects. A graduate from Brown University (Class of '96) in Rhode Island, USA with a BA in Art Semiotics, Li Lin also spent a semester in Tisch-NYU doing “Sight and Sound,” an intensive filmmaking production course.

Her award-winning short films have been celebrated in two local retrospectives. One, the first ever retrospective of a local short filmmaker. organized by the Singapore Film Society in 2003, which proved to be a big success; and again in 2004, a retrospective organized by the Singapore history museum (in conjunction with the Substation).

Li Lin's short film Autograph Book became the first Singapore film selected for the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival 2005 in New York. In 2007, she wrote and directed her debut feature film Gone Shopping starring local acting veterans, Adrian Pang and Kym Ng. Gone Shopping has since been in Official Selections in Puchon, Kerala and Udine in Italy. It was even nominated for the Asian New Talent Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival and Emerging Director in Narrative Feature Award at the Asian American International Film Festival in 2008.

Li Lin's progression between making shorts to feature films, leaves her as one of Singapore's most watched out for directors. She is now gearing up for the Singapore theatrical release of her second feature film, Forever, in major theatres in March this year. As at 1 December 2010, Forever is the first Singaporean film to receive a double world premiere, screening at both the Jakarta and Cairo international film festivals on the same date.

Year

Short Films

Achievements

2010

Forever

“Official Selection” 2010 Cairo International Film Festival
“Official Selection” 2010, Jakarta International Film Festival

2007

Gone Shopping

“Official Selection” 2008 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
“Official Selection” 2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival
“Official Selection” 2008 Kerala International Fantastic Film Festival
“Official Selection” 2008 Udine Far East Film Festival
“In Competition” 2008 Hawaii International Film Festival
“Nominee” 2008 Asian New Talent Award, Shanghai International Film Festival
“Nominee” Emerging Director in Narrative Feature Film Award 2008,
Asian American International Film Festival

2003

Autograph Book

Winner of “Special Achievement Award” 2003 Singapore International Film Festival
Official Selection and Recepient of “Certificate of Excellence, Live Action short film
or Video”, Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2004
“Official Selection” 2005 Tribeca Film Festival in New York

2002

Holiday

Finalist at the 2002 Singapore International Film Festival.
“Official Selection” Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA shorts)
“Official Selection” Leeds International Short Film Festival
“Official Selection” Pusan Asian Short Film Festival
“Official Selection” Commonwealth International Film Festival

2002

Xi Mei Por/Ah Guai Por

2 mini Documentaries on Samsui Women, part of “Remembering Samsui Women”,
Nokia Art Exhibition 2002.

2002

Homemaker

Part Of the commissioned “HOME” Project under Substation short film festival.
“Official Selection” Commonwealth Film Festival 2002
Official Selection and Winner of “Special Jury, Best Comedy” Georgetown
Independent Film Festival, 2003

2001

Lunchtime

Official Selection Pusan Asian Short Film Festival (PASSF) 2001
“Official Selection”, Cinematexas 2001
“Official Selection”, Tokyo New Cinema 2001
“Official Selection”, Women in Film Festival, Singapore Substation 2001

1999

Another Guy

Winner of “Special Achievement Award” at the 1999 Singapore International Film Festival.
Screened at Hollywood Shorts, LA, 2000

1998

His Name Was WONG

Finalist at the 1998 Singapore International Film Festival

1997

Norman On The Air

Winner of “Best Director Award” at the Singapore International Film Festival, 1997.
Competitive Shorts category.

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A screening of Li Lin's previous shorts will be included in the SSFA screening schedule. This retrospective is kindly sponsored by Nine-V Post Pte Ltd.