Tan Chui Mui

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Tan Chui Mui (Chinese: 陈翠梅; pinyin: Chén Cuìméi; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Chhùi-mûi, born 1978) is a Malaysian filmmaker based in Malaysia.

Career[edit]

Wang Ge of Time Out Beijing identifies Tan Chui Mui of being at the forefront of a new wave of Malaysian filmmakers who deal with social issues.[1] In 2007, she received the Tiger Award from the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam with her debut feature film Love Conquers All.[2] The film had previously won the New Currents Awards and Fipresci Award at the 11th Pusan International Film Festival in 2006.[3] In 2010, Year Without a Summer was selected for the Asian Cinema Fund, receiving funding for both the script and post-production.[4] She is also a prolific short filmmaker, who had won prizes in two short film festivals, Oberhausen Short Film Festival[5] and Clermont-Ferrand Short film Festival.[6] In 2008, she had a project of making a short film every month. She had made 7 short films, and she called them All My Failed Attempts.[citation needed] In 2010, she was a judge at the Malaysia Airlines short film competition.[7]

She has been actively involved in the Malaysia independent film scene, working as producer, editor, script writer and occasionally actress. In 2004, she set up Da Huang Pictures with Amir Muhammad, James Lee and Liew Seng Tat.

Background[edit]

Tan was born in Sungai Ular, a small fishing village in Kuantan, Malaysia.[8] She graduated with a Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) in Film and Animation in 2002 from Multimedia University, Malaysia. Her father is from Kinmen, Taiwan.

Filmography[edit]

2005 Chemman Chaalai (The Gravel Road) 红泥路 Producer
2005 A tree in Tanjung Malim 丹绒马林有棵树 Director short
2006 Love Conquers All Director
2006 Company of Mushrooms 蘑菇兄弟们 Director short
2006 South of South 南国以南 Director short
2006 Apa khabar orang kampung? Producer
2006 Before we fall in love again Producer
2010 Year Without A Summer Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ge, Wang (2011-08-22). "Tan Chui Mui". Time Out Beijing. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  2. ^ Vijn, Ard (2009-12-14). "The IFFR Shows the Whole World for Free that LOVE CONQUERS ALL !". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  3. ^ Paquet, Darcy (2006-10-19). "'Love' Conquers Pusan Fest". Variety. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  4. ^ Noh, Jean (2010-07-27). "Pusan Asian Cinema Fund Supports Tan Chui Mui, Ashvin Kumar". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  5. ^ Fahmi, Fadzil (2005-07-03). "Mui's Moving Movies". The Star. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  6. ^ "Everyday Everyday". International Short Film Festival - Clermont-Ferrand. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  7. ^ "MAS launches film contest". The Star. 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  8. ^ Kwan, Brian (2009-06-22). "Close up… Tan Chui Mui". Time Out Kuala Lumpur. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 

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