Chong Keat Aun

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Chong Keat Aun
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Born (1978-02-14) February 14, 1978 (age 46)
Kedah, Malaysia
Alma materKeat Hwa Secondary School
Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management & Technology
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Curtin University
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Awards57th Golden Horse Awards

Chong Keat Aun, (born 14 February 1978) an award-winning Malaysian writer-director. His directorial debut The Story of Southern Islet won the Best New Director, FIPRESCI, NETPAC awards at the 57th Golden Horse Awards. [1] In 2023, Snow in Midsummer was shortlisted for Giornate degli Autori at the Venice International Film Festival. [2]



  • 2020 : The Story of Southern Islet (南巫)
  • 2023 : Snow in Midsummer (五月雪)


  • 2017 : Cemetery of Courtesy (義山)
  • 2021 : The Incident (疫外)
  • 2022 : Dayang Bersiong - The Sinful Cook (狼牙的御女)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Golden Horse Film Festival NETPAC Award The Story of Southern Islet Won [3]
Observation Missions for Asian Cinema Award Won
57th Golden Horse Awards Best New Director Won [4] [5]
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2021 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize Won [6] [7]
25th Fantasia International Film Festival AQCC - Camera Lucida Prize Won [8] [9]


  1. "Malaysia's Chong Keat Aun wins Best New Director at Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan". TheStar. 2020-11-22.
  2. "Venice's Giornate Degli Autori Unveils 20th Edition Line-Up". Deadline. 2023-07-27.
  3. "Malaysia's Chong Keat Aun wins best new director at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards for film inspired by Kedah childhood". Malaymail. 2020-11-22.
  4. "Malaysian Director wins Golden Horse Awards for his first debut movie". NAT. 2020-11-22.
  5. "Msian director Chong Keat Aun shines in international arena". NST. 2020-11-25.
  6. "The Story of Southern Islet Wins FIPRESCI Prize". VIMooZ. 2021-04-11.
  7. "HKIFF45 Announces Firebird and FIPRESCI Prize Winners". AsianMoviePulse. 2021-04-11.
  8. "The 25th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival unveils its winners!". OrcaSound. 2021-08-26.
  9. "Fantasia International Film Festival 2021 Awards Announced". DreadCentral. 2021-08-26.

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