Boo Junfeng has written and directed 2 feature films – Sandcastle
(2010) and Apprentice
(2016), and several award-winning short films.
Apprentice premiered in May 2016 at Cannes Film Festival under the Un Certain Regard section in the Official Selection. It is presently traveling on the international festival circuit and has secured theatrical distribution in France, the UK, Poland, Mexico, Turkey, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Sandcastle, his 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. It was also selected at Toronto, Busan, Vancouver and London Film Festivals, and won the Best Film, Best Director and the NETPAC Jury Award at the Vietnam International Film Festival.
His works often humanizes large topics such as identity, memory, sexuality and human rights, using personal and intimate narratives. He was the youngest filmmaker invited to be a part of the SG50 anthology 7 Letters, an omnibus film commissioned to commemorate Singapore’s 50th year of independence.