ABOUT

Tan Wei Keong (b. 1984) is an animation filmmaker who explores his gay identity through personal storytelling and fantasy worlds. His latest film, Kingdom (2018), has been selected to compete at the Berlin International Film Festival. His films have achieved recognition on numerous occasions at the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), including the Best Singapore Short Film Award for Between Us Two (2017), Special Mention for Hush Baby (2009) and the Special Achievement Award for White (2007). He was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2019.

Beyond independent animation, Wei Keong has a strong interest in merging his field of animation with new media art projects. Foundin is one of the several installations he created to connect people in ways of seeing, hearing and finding one another. It was exhibited twice to positive reception: in Singapore at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival (2014) and in France at the Made in Asia Festival (2015).

See his C.V.

Interview / National Arts Council of Singapore / Young Artist Award 2019

Interview Video / National Arts Council of Singapore / Young Artist Award 2019

Essay / Image Forum Festival Japan / Brutally Honest: New Wave of Singapore Animation

Essay / Society for Animation Studies / Singapore Independent Animation