Star Alumni

Jow Zhi Wei


Recipient, Young Artist Award and Cultural Medallion 2014
BA(Hons) Film, Class of 2010

Filmmaker Zhi Wei’s work is focused on telling honest stories of lesser known communities. His short films have been screened and competed at prominent film festivals in Singapore and the region, and he has earned numerous local film accolades including Best Script and Jury Special Mention for Best Director and Best Performance for Waiting (2009) at the 2nd Singapore Short Film Awards.

In 2013, Zhi Wei’s short film After the Winter was selected for competition at the prestigious Cinéfondation Selection at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in France, making him the first Singaporean filmmaker to compete in that category. It went on to be selected for other festivals worldwide including the 37th Montreal World Film Festival in Canada and the 41st Huesca International Film Festival in Spain. His films have also been screened at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.