SINGAPORE, 6 March 2020 – HUAWEI Film Awards 2020 has announced Singaporean Tong Khoon Mun as the grand winner with his short film Thief, bagging the cash prize of USD20,000. Khoon Mun was selected out of 20 outstanding finalists by the judging panel made up of regional esteemed filmmakers with the likes of TV producer and screenwriter, Adele Lim, film director, Rajay Singh and more.
Organised for the first time this year, HUAWEI Film Awards nurtured a group of creative talents – including award-winning filmmakers and content creators – to explore artistic possibilities in telling great stories with their Huawei smartphones. Each participant applied their own perspective and style to interpret the theme ‘Empowering Your Possibilities’, resulting in a total of 107 submissions over the span of 2.5 months. Their high-quality work reinforced the impressive capabilities of Huawei smartphones in cinematography.
“Thief” by Tong Khoon Mun won the APAC Best Film, APAC Best Director and Country Level Best Film – the short film, shot entirely using HUAWEI P30 Pro, follows the journey of a young boy as he attempts to find ways to cover his monetary losses without getting caught by his mum.
All winners, including APAC Best Director, APAC Best Cinematography, APAC Best Actor, and Country Level Best Film received a trophy and certificate each.