Siyou Tan



Siyou is a Chinese-Singaporean filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She studied film and art at Wesleyan University, before going on to a directing fellowship at the American Film Institute. She is an alumna of the Berlinale Talents Tokyo 2022, Busan IFF's 2019 Asian Film Academy and Universal's 2019-21 Director Initiative. Most recently, she has been nominated for the 2022-24 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative with Jia Zhangke. Her short film Strawberry Cheesecake premiered in the Pardi di Domani competition at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival. Her previous short Hello Ahma was shown in competition at the 2020 Berlinale and the 2019 Toronto IFF. In addition, her work as an art director in music videos and commercials has garnered several awards, including a Cannes Lion and the Jury Award at SXSW. She is working on her debut feature film Amoeba with support from the Hubert Bals Fund. To date, Amoeba has been awarded Most Promising Project at Singapore’s 2019 Southeast Asian Film Lab, and the Open SEA Fund Award at Thailand’s 2020-21 SEAFIC Lab.

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