BA(Hons) Arts Management, Class of 2005
MA Arts & Cultural Management, Class of 2007
Entry: Ilo Ilo
Arts Management alumna Yuni Hadi walked the red carpet at the 2013 Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan when Anthony Chen’s debut feature film Ilo Ilo, which she co-produced, took home an unprecedented four trophies including Best Film.
Earlier in the year, Ilo Ilo met with warm acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival where it received a fifteen-minute standing ovation. It made history by becoming the first Singaporean feature film to win an award at Cannes – the prestigious Camera d’Or for best debut feature film. The film has gone on to a streak of wins at film festivals round the world, in countries from the United Kingdom and Australia to Hungary, Kazakhstan and India.
About Yuni Hadi
Long before the phenomenal success of Ilo Ilo catapulted her to new heights, Yuni had made a name for herself in Singapore with her tireless work promoting independent Singapore films. She spent four years building the film programme at The Substation Centre for the Arts, created several milestone projects such as the annual Fly-by-Night Video Challenge and the Singapore Short Film Festival, and currently helms Objectifs Films, a Singapore-based international film distributor. She is next set to take on the role of Executive Director of the newly revived Singapore International Film Festival.