Tan Pin Pin’s works reflect her interest in how we became who we are, how our Singapore identity is constructed and the importance of memory, archives and documentation in the formation of that identity. Tan started her film career with Moving House (1997), a documentary about the exhumation of her great-grandparents’ grave. Some of her other works include Singapore GaGa (2005), Invisible City (2007) and To Singapore, with Love (2013). The latter three are available on vimeo on demand.
Her films have screened at Berlinale, Busan, Vision du Reel, Flaherty Film Seminar, receiving international acclaim. Tan has won awards from Cinema du Reel, Dubai International Film Festival, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, as well as a Student Academy Award. She was a board member of the National Archives of Singapore, The Substation. She is currently a board member of SGIFF and a founding member of filmcommunitysg, an advocacy group for independent filmmakers.