Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo” won the Camera d’Or award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for best first feature film.

Photo: Congratulations Ilo Ilo for winning the Camera D'Or at Cannes and doing Singapore proud !
image from : Mr Calvin Cheng’ fb

 

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Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo” won the Camera d’Or award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for best first feature film.

It is the first Singaporean movie to win at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

The film is set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and explores the relationship between a young boy and his maid from Iloilo, a province in Philippines. This is not the first time Chen has done Singapore proud on the Croisette.

The recipient of the Singapore Film Commission’s (SFC) New Feature Film Fund in 2011 was previous nominated for the Palme d’Or for Short Film at the 60th Cannes Film Festival with his second short film, “Ah Ma (Grandma)”, which also received a Special Mention, a first for a Singapore filmmaker. “Ilo Ilo” was made with the support of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the Singapore Film Commission.

source : Todayonline

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ILO ILO 爸媽不在家 Official Trailer

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Anthony Chen awarded SFC Funding for First Feature Film “Ilo Ilo”

Award-winning filmmaker, Anthony Chen has been given funding by the Singapore Film Commission for his first feature film entitled “Ilo Ilo”. The film is set in mid 1990s in Singapore, and chronicles the relationship between three young brothers and their maid from Iloilo, a province in Philippines. All his short films have received international attention. Most notably, his second short film, “Ah Ma (Grandma)”, was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Short Film at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and received a Special Mention, a first for a Singapore filmmaker.

The SFC is a part of MDA. Find out more about MDA’s grant schemes that support film-making at www.mda.gov.sg/Schemes/Pages/GrantSchemes.aspx.

source :MDA website

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