Michelle Chong named best director at Canada film festival for Lulu The Movie

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SINGAPORE - Local film-maker and actress Michelle Chong was named Best Director for Lulu The Movie at the Canada International Film Festival 2017.

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"Yes it's true. I just won my first #BestDirector award," Chong, who also stars as the protagonist Lulu in the film, wrote on her Facebook and Instagram accounts today (March 17).

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The 39-year-old went on to hashtag, in a style typical of her alter-ego, #LuluLoveJiaNaDa, #LuluLoveJustinTrudeau, #LuluLoveJustinBieber, and #SGZhangYiMou.

Lulu The Movie, about the journey the popular character created for Mediacorp's satirical news programme The Noose, was released in cinemas here last November. It made $2.1 million at the box office.

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It was the third movie that Chong wrote, directed and produced.

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Her debut film, Already Famous, was Singapore's submission for the Best Foreign Film category at the 2012 Oscars, but the comedy was not nominated. Her second film was 3 Peas In A Pod, a romantic drama released in 2013.

huizhen@sph.com.sg