7th Leids Film Festival | Netherlands
Best International Short Film
9th Naoussa International Film Festival | Greece
1st Jury Mention
9th DC Shorts Film Festival | United States
Festival Director’s Choice
5th Bueu International Shortfilm Festival | Spain
Best Actor (Kyo Chen Chong Wei)
3rd Con i Minuti Contati International Short Film Festival | Italy
27th Alpinale Kurzfilmfestival | Austria
6th Festival Alto Vicentino | Italy
4th Who Likes Short Shorts? Film Festival | United States
10th Irpen Film Festival | Ukraine
Best Film - Alternative World
10th In the Palace: International Short Film Festival | Bulgaria
Audience Award - International Fiction
4th Malta International Short Film Festival | Malta
Quek Shio Chuan is a budding filmmaker and producer in Malaysia. After completing his honours degree in broadcasting from University Tunku Abdur Rahman, he worked on a short film “Guang” which won him accolades and awards internationally. He won the Best International Short Film award at the 7th edition of the Leids Film Festival in Holland and Jury Prize at the Alpinale Kurzfilmfestivals’ 27th edition in Austria, among others. Corporate giants such as Samsung, Petronas and Nissan took notice of his work and appreciated it.
He collaborated with Petronas to produce a web film “Young Hearts” themed on the Chinese New Year which notched up 2 million views on Youtube within 2 weeks. He is a firm believer in self-progress and measures success not with his personal achievements but with the transcendence of knowledge to others. To him, the greatest pleasure can be derived from looking back to check your progress. He hopes that his forthcoming films and steps inspire the younger generation towards taking small steps to success.
Chuan hails from the quaint town of Batu Pahat, located in the southern half of Malaysia. He is currently associated with the Reservoir Production Sdn Bhd, a commercial filmmaking company. As and when needs arose, Chuan donned the hats of offline editor, assistant director, graphic artist and film director.