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Jacintha Charles is a Singaporean Filmmaker based in San Francisco, California. Having started out as an actress in Singapore, she slowly transitioned to a Writer / Director after finishing film school at the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking.
Her work Dream Box and The Dance have been funded by the Singapore Film Commission. Dreambox was screened during the Singapore International Film Festival in 2011. In 2014, she was given an Award of Merit for Women filmmakers for The Dance. The Gift is currently making its festival rounds. A Fantasy / Horror short, it recently picked up awards at the Cinefanatsy International Film festival in Brazil, Austin After Dark Film Festival, and Across The Globe Film Festival including Best Writing, Best Short Film, Best Director, and got a special mention with the UK Seasonal 2020. She has also been nominated as Best International Director at Directed by Women Turkey 2020, Best Director with the Oregon Short Summer Film Festival 2020 and is a finalist with Women on The Dark Side Film Festival.
She is currently working on a feature script that is inspired by the 1964 Race Riots in Singapore. She is also developing a feature based off The Dance to be produced and shot in the Bay Area.
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