BA(Hons) Film, Class of 2009
Image: Mirror, a two-channel video projection commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum for the President’s Young Talents contemporary art exhibition
Junfeng is one of Singapore’s notable young filmmakers. His debut feature film Sandcastle premiered in competition at Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week in 2010, and was subsequently invited to film festivals around the world. It won the Best Film, Best Director and the NETPAC Jury Award at the Vietnam International Film Festival, and was listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of Asia’s most notable films of 2010. Since 2005, his short films have won several awards at the Singapore International Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Special Jury Prize, Special Achievement Award, and twice for Best Film. 2015 saw the release of his short film, Parting, as part of the omnibus titled 7 Letters to commemorate Singapore's 50th year of independence. In 2016, his second feature film, Apprentice was selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
BA(Hons) Film, Class of 2007
Image: Unveil the curtain to the window with no ledge
Unveil the curtain to the window with no ledge, Ryf Zaini's mixed-media installation, shines a light on the process of discovery and uncertainty, and the reward of illumination on those who seek and enquire with persistence and curiosity. Ryf, who graduated with first class honours in Media Arts from LASALLE in 2007 has had his work displayed in several exhibitions in Singapore and Malaysia and had previously represented the Singapore Pavillion at the Venice Biennale 2007.