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Francis  Lau

writer  .  film director  .  instigator

is a published poet and filmmaker whose work sets out to explore the themes of displacement, memory, guilt and the postlapsarian desire for redemption. His poetry and films have won international awards, and have been presented at festivals across the globe, including ASEAN Universities Arts Festival, ASEAN Writers’ Conference, Clermont-Ferrand, DaKINO, Bucharest International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Televisión de Barcelona, Chennai International Film Festival, The World Expo in Shanghai and DigiCon6 ASIA.

He is an alumnus of the renowned TorinoFilmLab, as well as the inaugural WritersLab and Feature Film Clinic, both of which are initiatives by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Singapore Film Commission (SFC) to hothouse content development. In 2020, his first feature film received minority co-production support from the Estonian Film Institute, the second Asian film to do so after Mattie Do's "Dearest Sister".

When not on set, Francis develops and teaches modules on screenwriting, cinema studies, film production, discourse writing, and creative thinking skills at tertiary institutions and design schools. He is currently reading for a Master's degree at Goldsmiths-LASALLE College of the Arts.


The Postman  .  邮差  [ Director's Cut, 2018 ]


Official Selection


Nominee for Best Fiction

8º International Tour Film Festival

Italy, October 2019

Nominee for Best Foreign Thriller | Horror

3º Kamianets-Podilskyi International Film Festival

Ukraine, September 2019

Shortlist | Nominee for Best Film

28º DaKINO International Film Festival

Romania, March 2019

Award of Excellence for Mystery & Crime

Metro Film & TV Awards

USA, December 2018

Runner-up | Best Foreign Film

2º Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival

India, November 2018

Shortlist | Nominee for Best Short Film

Kobane International Film Festival

Syria, October 2018

Shortlist | Nominee for Best Foreign Film

6º My Mumbai International Short Film Festival

India, September 2018

Shortlist for Best Director

14º Bucharest International Film Festival

Romania, June 2018

Shortlist | Nominee for Best Film

Indie Cyprus Short Film Festival

Cyprus, May 2018

Best Action Short Award

Asia South-East Short Film Festival

Cambodia, October 2017

Silver Award

19º DigiCon6 ASIA

Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings 

Japan, October 2017

Nominee for Best Director & Actor

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest

Romania, December 2016

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Portrait of A Young Man


Singapore Polytechnic

50º Anniversary Celebrations


Official Selection


10º Festival Internacional de Televisón de Barcelona

Spain,  October 2004


Moving Images: First Take at The Substation

Singapore, July 2004



Singapore Tourism Board


World Premiere


The World Expo [ in Shanghai ]

Singapore Pavilion

China, December 2002

Midnight Cafe  .  夜食之恋

an homage to Wong Kar Wai


Official Selection

ASEAN New Media Art Competition

Indonesia, August 2006

 International Museum Day

Asian Civilisations Museum

Singapore, May 2006

InDPanda International Film Festival 

Broadway Cinematheque

Hong Kong, June 2005

3º Singapore Shorts Film Festival 


City Lights: Tales from A Red Dot

University of Chicago

USA, March 2006

1º Anniversary Celebrations

The Arts House



Best Direction & Audience Choice Awards

Canon Digital Film Festival

Singapore, October 2003


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