Choānn is a genre-bending filmmaker known for his subliminal imagery and subjects of contemporary youth and culture.

Film Festivals

“心灵山瑞 (Turtle Soup)”
+ Selected for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), International Shorts Competition 2022
+ Selected for Red Sea International Film Festival, Red Sea Shorts Competition 2022
+ Selected for Red Sea Al Ula Cinema Week 2023

“Geeks Vs. Bloggers”
+ Official selection LAWebfest 2017
+ Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor, Lead Actress in a comedy

“随我飞翔’ (Come Fly Away With Me)”

+ Nominated for “Best Direction” and “Best Cinematography” at National Youth Film Awards 2015

“三秒忠 (3 Seconds)”
+ Screened at 25th Singapore International Film Festival 2014, Singapore Panorama Section
+ Selected for Portland Asian Film Festival 2015
+ Selected for Asian Film Festival, Italy 2016
+ Screened at Asian Film Focus, 2016

+ Screened at FLY Film Festival, 2017

“Dancing Queens” 
+ Won “Second Runner-up” and “Audience Choice” at Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2014
+ Screening at ‘The Best of You’ Exhibtion 2014

+ Won Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Audience Choice Award at the The 48 Hour Film Project 2013
+ Screening at Filmapalooza 2014, New Orleans, USA
+ Screening at CAAMFest 2014, San Fransico, USA
+ Screening at 48HFP: Best Of Asia Screening 2014

+ 11th Singapore Short Cuts 2014

+ featured on The Fashion Film Network, the internet’s largest fashion film distribution network

+  Nominated for “Best Cinematography”, “Best Sound” and “Best Art Direction” at the 5th Singapore Short Film Awards 2013
+ Screened at the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) 2013
+ 11th Singapore Short Cuts 2014

“Halfway Home”
+ Showcase at VIDEOvoiddeck 3 2013@ The Substation
+ Showcase at EXPOSED Obscured Exhibition 2013@ The Vault

“Day and Night”
+ Showcase at VIDEOvoiddeck 2012@ The Substation

+ Showcased at ‘Ew! Pink Soil’ film festival 2011

“Dreaming Kester”
+ Finalist in the 22nd Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) : Short film category
+ Screened at Substation First Take 2009
+ Screened at 6th Singapore Short Cuts 2009
+ Nominated “Best Script” at Singapore Short Film Awards 2009
+ Selected for Official Showcase at Asian Hot Shots Berlin 2010


+ Selected for Disney Storytelling+ Bootcamp

+ Selected for Asian Film Academy (AFA) program, at Busan International Film Festival 2015

+ Selected for Film Leaders incubator (FLY) 2O13, ASEAN filmmakers’ program
+ 3-part workshop held in South Korea, Thailand and Japan.

Fantastic Film School
+ Selected for NAFF, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Korea