Boo Junfeng

Filmmaker/ Director

Boo Junfeng has written and directed 2 feature films – SANDCASTLE (2010) and APPRENTICE (2016), and several award-winning short films. His works often centre on themes of identity, memory, sexuality and human rights through personal narratives.

APPRENTICE, premiered in 2016 at Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section and has since been invited to more than 70 film festivals around the world. Selected as a New York Times Critics’ Pick when it was released in the United States, the film was also Singapore’s 2017 official entry for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category.

SANDCASTLE, Boo’s debut feature film, was the first Singapore film invited to Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week and was listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of Asia’s most notable films of 2010.

Session(s):

SESSION: CHANGING HEARTS WITH THE FILMS OF BOO JUNFENG

Award-winning filmmaker Boo Junfeng will share with us how not to shy away from the controversial and darker themes and how to get audiences to connect with the story. Through excerpts from his feature films Sandcastle (2010) and Apprentice (2016) and the videos he had done for Pink Dot SG, Boo Junfeng will talk about issues that he cares about and how empathy leads to social change. 

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