About Siok Siok

Tan Siok Siok (also known as Siok Siok Tan) is a filmmaker and educator with a deep passion for China documentaries. Born and raised in Singapore, she has built a career as an executive producer of international documentaries, focusing on the greater China region.

Her executive producer credits include Discovery Channel’s China First Time Film Makers Initiative, Portraits Taiwan– a biography series of prominent Taiwanese as well as travel and lifestyle shows for Discovery Travel and Living. These shows have clinched more than a dozen awards and nominations at the Asian TV awards and the Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

Siok has also been a visiting lecturer at the Beijing Film Academy, one of Asia’s preeminent film schools. As part of her lecturing stint, she directed a documentary about the Beijing Olympics with the assistance of her students. The film, Boomtown Beijing, has become one of the better known films about the 2008 Olympics, scoring feature interviews on global and regional media including CNN, Phoenix TV, South China Morning Post , Brazil’s Globo TV as well as major lifestyle magazines and blogs in China.

She has also given lectures, seminars and talks at some of China’s top universities including the Central Academy of Fine Arts (中央美术学院),Zhongshan University (中山大学)and Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学).

Siok holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honors) in Comparative Literature from Brown University, USA.

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