Chen Sing Yap grew up in Singapore, where he worked as a picture editor in factual television for 4 years. He gravitated toward long-form documentaries that covered topics such as dementia, poverty, and conservation. In 2019 he moved to Oakville, Canada where he began directing short films. Currently, he is in his final year of Sheridan College's Bachelor of Film and Television degree program. In recent years Chen Sing’s attention has turned sharply towards the issue of social, economic, and ecosystem collapse, and how these larger issues affect the lives of everyday people. In 2020, his short film “Shift”, about the mental health toll of COVID-19 on a nurse, won First Prize at the International Students Creative Award in Osaka, Japan. He has also experimented with stop-motion animation in “Feeling the Apocalypse”, a short documentary about managing climate anxiety. Chen Sing’s current goal is to create work that helps people put words to the terrible existential dread we often feel but rarely address.
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Sustainable Living Film Festival
Istanbul
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Vancouver
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
SUNCINE: Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival
Barcelona
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
EKOFILM International Environmental Film Festival
Brno
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Chatham-Kent International Film Festival
Chatham-Kent, Ontario
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Durham Region International Film Festival
Oshawa
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Edmonton International Film Festival
Edmonton, Alberta
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Mighty Niagara Film Festival
St Catharines, Ontario
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Smaragdni Eco Film Festival
Bicycle tour through Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
International Alexandria Short Film Festival
Alexandria, Imathia
2022
Runner Up, Best Student Film
Feeling the Apocalypse
Oakville Festivals of Film and Art
Oakville, Ontario
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
International Environmental Film Festival
Buenos Aires
2022
Official Selection
Feeling the Apocalypse
Canadian Film Fest
Super Channel (screened for 1 day, geo-blocked to Canada)
2022
Official Selection
Shift
Get Reel Mental Health Film Fest
Toronto
2022
Official Selection
Shift
Moinho Cine Fest
Porto
2022
Mental Health - Reels - Category Winner
Shift
London Eco Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection
Shift
Toronto Shorts International Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
Shift
Autumn in Voronet
Suceava
2021
Official Selection
Shift
Toronto Indie Night
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
Shift
Hamilton Youth Film Festival
Hamilton, Ontario
2021
Official Selection
Shift
Oakville Festivals of Film and Art
Oakville, Ontario
2021
Official Selection
Shift
Okotoks Film Festival
Okotoks, Alberta
2021
Official Selection
Shift
Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City
2021
Official Selection
Shift
Hellbender Student Film Festival
St. Charles, Missouri
2021
Runner-Up
Shift
This is the Moment Film Competition
2021
Allegra Audience Choice Award
Shift
Milton Film Festival
Milton
2021
Official Selection
My Family
OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival
Durham, NC
2021
Official Selection
My Family
Deep Cut Film Festival
Online
2021
Official Selection
My Family
zeitimpuls shortfilm
Vienna
2021
Best International Film
My Family
Sappho Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
My Family
Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival
Pune, Maharashtra
2021
Muestra No Competitiva (Des)Encuentros Familiares
My Family
11 CINEVERSATIL
Buenos Aires
2021
Official Selection
My Family
Toronto Queer Film Festival
Online
2021
Official Selection
Shift
A Confined Urban Vision
Online
2020
Official Selection
Shift
Quarantine Qapsule
Online
2020
Official Selection
Shift
Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival
Marcellus, NY
2020
Official Selection
Shift
East Northeast
Online
2020
Official Selection
Shift
University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival
Online
2020
International Category - First Prize
Shift
International Students Creative Award
Online
2020
Official Selection
How it Ends
University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival
Online
2020
Official Selection
How it Ends
Digital Juice Film & Animation Festival
Medicine Hat, AB
2020
Official Selection
Overthinking It
Launceston International Film Festival
Launceston, Tasmania
2020
Best Micro Short Film
Overthinking It
Melrose Film Festival
Online
2020
Judge's Choice
Overthinking It
FilmOneFest
Online
2020
Best Actress North America - Super Short Category
Shift
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
Official Selection
My Family
Roze Filmdagen; Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival
Amsterdam
College
Sheridan College
Film
2019Present
Nickname
CS
Birth City
Singapore
Current City
Oakville
Hometown
Singapore
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Singaporean