Director and Filmmaker
Recipient, Singapore Youth Award 2011
Recipient, Young Artist Award 2009
McNally Award Winner for Excellence 2009
BA(Hons) Film, Class of 2009
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, including Toronto, Busan, Vancouver and London. Produced by Eric Khoo’s Zhao Wei Films and distributed by Fortissimo Films, Sandcastle 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. In 2008, he became the first recipient of the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts – the valedictorian honour of LASALLE. He was also accorded the Young Artist Award 2009 (Film) and the Singapore Youth Award 2011 by the Government of Singapore.
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.