NTU, School of Art, Design and Media – Singaporean filmmaker and ADM Alumni Nelson Yeo’s debut feature film DREAMING & DYING has won two top awards at the Locarno Film Festival.
The film premiered at the prestigious A-listed International Film Festival Locarno (Aug 2 to Aug 12, 2023), and won the ‘Filmmakers of the Present’ – Golden Leopard (Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente) award and ‘Swatch First Feature Award’ (Prize for Best First Feature).
The Concorso Cineasti del presente section focuses on first and second feature films, mostly world premieres, written and directed by emerging global talent.
The film stars Doreen Toh, Peter Yu, and actor Kelvin Ho and is produced by Singapore’s Momo Film Co, with Tan Si En and Sophia Sim as producers.
Nelson Yeo (centre) and crew members at the 76th Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland, on Aug 12. PHOTO: EPA-EFE