Sandi Tan

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Sandi Tan
Traditional Chinese陳善治
Simplified Chinese陈善治

Sandi Tan (born 1972 in Singapore) is a film critic, writer, and filmmaker. After attending the University of Kent, she wrote as the film critic for The Straits Times from 1995 to 1997 before attending Columbia University's film school and earning an Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting. Her first short film, Moveable Feast, was her entry in the 1996 Singapore International Film Festival.

Tan has worked as the director for short films Moveable Feast (1996) and Gourmet Baby (2001), but is best known for her full-length 2018 documentary, Shirkers. Shirkers made its debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, at which it won the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary.[1] Her debut novel, The Black Isle, was published by Grand Central Publishing in 2012 and was generally well received by critics and readers.[2]

Tan will be directing a film adaptation of Elif Batuman's novel The Idiot.[3]


Year Film Writer Director Producer Notes
2018 Shirkers Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Documentary
2016 Gourmet Baby Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Short film
1998 Stop & Go Red XN Green tickY Red XN TV series
1996 Moveable Feast Red XN Green tickY Red XN Documentary


  1. ^ "2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED". Sundance. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "The Writing Life: Sandi Tan switches genres for 'The Black Isle'". LA Times. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. ^ The Cut, 4 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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