Writer-Director Yeo Siew Hua Conferred With Young Artist Award1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Filmmaker Yeo Siew Hua joins the class of six artists conferred with the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council (NAC) this year.
In 2018, Yeo won the Golden Leopard, the top prize at the Locarno Film Festival, for his neo-noir feature A Land Imagined. The following year, the film went on to score wins at the Golden Horse Awards under the Best Original Score and Best Original Screenplay categories, and was chosen as Singapore’s entry for the Best International Feature Film award at the 2020 Oscars.
Joining Yeo as recipients of the Young Artist Award this year are Carnatic musician Chitra Poornima Sathish, theatre practitioner Han Xuemei, singer-songwriter Charlie Lim, dance artist Norhaizad Adam, and environmental artist Zen Teh Shi Wei.
Instituted in 1992, the Young Artist Award aims to encourage young practitioners aged 35 and below at the point of nomination to continue in their pursuit of artistic excellence, and recognises their potential for greater leadership roles in Singapore and overseas.
Two Cultural Medallions, Singapore’s top arts accolade, were also presented to novelist Chia Joo Ming and veteran singer and performer Rahimah Rahim.