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 has an Honours degree in English Literature, and professional qualifications in education.

ACCOLADES

The Postman  [ Director's Cut, 2018 ]

 

Official Selection



 

39º Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market

28º DaKINO International Film Festival

14º Bucharest International Film Festival

19º DigiCon6 ASIA

8º International Tour Film Festival

3º Brukivka International Film Festival

Indie Cyprus Short Film Festival

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest

20º International Festival of Detective Films

7º Chennai International Short Film Festival

6º My Mumbai International Short Film Festival

2º Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival

Asia South-East Short Film Festival

Metro Film & TV Awards

Kobanê International Film Festival

2º Lahore Eurasia Film Festival

Chitrapushp International Short Film Festival

3º Realtime International Film Festival


Formosa Festival of International Filmmakers

Awards . Nominations for The Postman

19º DigiCon6 ASIA - Silver Award

28º DaKINO International Film Festival - Nominee : Best Director

14º Bucharest International Film Festival - Nominee : Best Film

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest - Nominee : Best DirectorSoundtrack

Asia South-East Short Film Festival - Best Short Action Film Award

Metro Film & TV Awards - Award of Excellence for Mystery & Crime

2º Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival  - Best Foreign Film : Runner up

3º Brukivka International Film Festival  - Nominee : Jury Prize (Horror)   -

8º International Tour Film Festival - Nominee : Best Fiction Award

IMDb page for The Postman

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9181758/

The Postman is now available on Cinemaworld and CinehubKorea

 

Portrait of A Young Man

Client  .  Singapore Polytechnic - 50º Anniversary Celebrations

 

Official Selection



10º Festival Internacional de Televisón de Barcelona (FITB)

Moving Images: First Take at The Substation

Heading Home  .  THE STORY OF ALEKSANDAR DURIC

Client .  Singapore Tourism Board

 

World Premiere

The World Expo  .  Shanghai  .  Singapore Pavilion

Midnight Cafe  .  夜食之恋


an homage to Wong Kar Wai



 

Official Selection



 

Canon Digital Film Festival

ASEAN New Media Art Competition

InDPanda International Film Festival (Broadway Cinematheque)


Singapore Shorts Film Festival 


City Lights: Tales from A Red Dot (University of Chicago)


The Arts House 1º Anniversary Celebrations

Awards for Midnight Cafe

Canon Digital Film Festival

Grand Prix for Best Direction . Audience Choice Award