Chen Yih Wen


To date, Yih Wen stands as the first and only female winner of the Grand Prize at the BMW Shorties. When she joined the competition in 2010, Yih Wen was a freelance video editor. Her winning short film 'Like Toy Dolls' was screened at the Festival de Cannes 2011 and was the official selection for the Artivist Film Festival 2011, Asian Short Film Awards @ Screen Singapore 2011 and Freedom Film Fest 2011. She also went on to win multiple other awards with her short film.

Today, Yih Wen is a senior producer and documentary maker for The Star newspaper's R.AGE, an international award-winning news platform. This year, her documentary titled 'The Hidden Cut' won the award for 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' at the SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence, a prestigious international award in tribute to editorial excellence in both traditional and new media. Her feature-length documentary on the Malaysian blind football team, 'Eye on the Ball', is slated to release at the end of this year.

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