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Dan Koh

幻土 (Huàn tǔ)
A Land Imagined

Set in industrial Singapore, sleepless detective Lok must find the missing Wang, an injured migrant worker from China. Going back in time, Wang starts frequenting a dreamy cybercafé where he forms a virtual friendship with a mysterious gamer. When Wang suddenly disappears, Lok digs deep into a land-reclamation site, uncovering the truth beneath all that sand.
Dan Koh
Role of participant
YEO Siew Hua
Fran BORGIA, Gary GOH, Jean-Laurent CSINIDIS, Denis VASLIN, Melvin ANG, NG Say Yong, Dan KOH
YEO Siew Hua
Year of production
Running time
90 min
Countries of Production
France , Netherlands , Singapore
Production Companies
Akanga Film Asia, Volya Films, Films de Force Majeure, mm2 Entertainment
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Festivals and Awards


71st Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) 2018
1. Golden Leopard for Best Film (Pardo d'Oro), International Competition (Concorso internazionale)
2. 1st Prize, Junior Jury Awards
3. Special Mention, Ecumenical Jury
4. Best Actress, Boccalino d’Oro Award, Swiss independent critics (Luna KWOK)

56th Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan) 2019
5. Best Original Screenplay (YEO Siew Hua)
6. Best Original Film Score (TEO Wei Yong)

29th Singapore International Film Festival 2018
7. Best Film, Asian Feature Film Competition, Silver Screen Awards
8. Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award (YEO Siew Hua)
9. Swarovski Inspiring Woman in Film Award (Luna KWOK)

2nd El Gouna Film Festival (Egypt) 2018
10. El Gouna Gold Star, Feature Narrative Competition

6th QCinema International Film Festival (the Philippines) 2018
11. Pylon Best Picture, Asian Next Wave Competition

2nd Nepal International Film Festival 2019
12. Best International Feature Film, Gautam Buddha Award

12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Australia) 2018
13. Young Cinema Award (YEO Siew Hua)
14. Achievement in Cinematography (Hideho URATA)

63rd Seminci – Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain) 2018
15. Best Cinematography (Hideho URATA)

2nd Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (China) 2018
16. Jury Prize, Roberto Rossellini Awards

48th International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR (the Netherlands) 2019
17. Special Mention, Youth Jury Award

3rd London East Asia Film Festival 2018
18. Special Jury Mention


In Competition

Taipei Golden Horse FF (Taiwan) 2018
Hong Kong IFF – HKIFF (Hong Kong) 2019
Vancouver IFF (Canada) 2018
Tokyo FILMeX IFF (Japan) 2018
Nantes Festival of 3 Continents (France) 2018
UNAM IFF – FICUNAM (Mexico) 2019
Göteborg FF (Sweden) 2019
Five Flavours Asian FF – Pięć Smaków (Poland) 2018
Filmfest Hamburg (Germany) 2018
Jogja-NETPAC Asian FF (Indonesia) 2018
Bangkok ASEAN FF (Thailand) 2019
Malaysia IFF & Malaysia Golden Global Awards (Malaysia) 2019
Festival du Nouveau Cinema – FNC de Montreal (Canada) 2018

Official Selection

New Directors/New Films – ND/NF (USA) 2019
Viennale – Vienna IFF (Austria) 2018
Thessaloniki IFF (Greece) 2018
FF Cologne (Germany) 2018
Mostra: São Paulo IFF (Brazil) 2018
Mar del Plata IFF (Argentina) 2018
International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias – FICCI (Colombia) 2019
Asiatica Film Mediale (Italy) 2018
International Adana FF (Turkey) 2018
Jio MAMI Mumbai FF (India) 2018
LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International (Germany) 2019
Around the World in 14 Films (Germany) 2018
Taipei Golden Horse FF (Taiwan) 2019
Cork FF (Ireland) 2018
Tbilisi IFF (Georgia) 2018
La Orquidea: Cuenca IFF (Ecuador) 2018
San Diego Asian FF (USA) 2018
Seoul Independent FF (South Korea) 2018
Beijing IFF (China) 2019
Black Movie International Independent FF (Switzerland) 2019
Helsinki Cine Aasia (Finland) 2019
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands) 2019
Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam – CIFFR (the Netherlands) 2019
Kolkata IFF (India) 2018
IFF of Kerala – IFFK (India) 2018
Bengaluru IFF (India) 2019
Vilnius IFF – Kino Pavasaris (Lithuania) 2019
Prague IFF – Febiofest (Czech Republic) 2019
International Film Clubs Festival Febiofest – MFKK (Slovakia) 2019
Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival – KIFF (Ukraine) 2019
Across Asia FF (Italy) 2018
Cineuropa FF (Spain) 2018
Asian Pop-Up Cinema – APUC Chicago (USA) 2019
Minneapolis St Paul Film Festival (USA) 2019
Cinematografo IFF (USA) 2018
Vesoul IFF of Asian Cinemas (France) 2019
Travelling Rennes FF (France) 2019
Cambodia IFF – CIFF (Cambodia) 2019
Asia Content Business Summit – ACBS FF (Indonesia) 2019
Locarno Festival in Rome (Italy) 2018
Locarno Festival in Milan (Italy) 2018