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.


Tan was born in Sungai Ular, a small fishing village in Kuantan, Malaysia.[1] Her father is from Kinmen, Taiwan. She graduated with a Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) in Film and Animation in 2002 from Multimedia University, Malaysia.


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.[2] In 2007, she received the Tiger Award from the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam with her debut feature film Love Conquers All.[3] The film had previously won the New Currents Awards and Fipresci Award at the 11th Pusan International Film Festival in 2006.[4] In 2010, Year Without a Summer was selected for the Asian Cinema Fund, receiving funding for both the script and post-production.[5] She is also a prolific short filmmaker, who had won prizes in two short film festivals, Oberhausen Short Film Festival[6] and Clermont-Ferrand Short film Festival.[7] 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.[8]

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


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


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

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