Sidney TAN is a graphic artist known for his quirky illustrations and designs for magazines, theater posters, experimental videos and comics. In 2001, he exhibited paintings as one of 3 Young Contemporaries at VWFA (Kuala Lumpur) and later joined MFX as a designer, where in four years, he had his works recognized by various advertising awards. In 2007, Sidney headed MFX Pictures which specialises in content creation and has since launched an original animated web series called "Blue Karipap" which earned MFX a finalist spot at SICAF in 2009. It got the attention of agencies, who have since commissioned MFX Pictures to create branded content for their clients, including animated Appy Fizz virals for ParleAgro (India) and "Hero", a motion-comic styled PSA commercial for Advertisers Without Borders (Argentina). An avid fan of comics and cinema, he hopes to contribute to the world of stories.
Short List of Awards:
- Finalist - Film Craft, Animation for AWB "Hero" (Busan International Advertising Festival (Ad Stars) 2011)
- Finalist - Public Service (PSA) for AWB "Hero" (Busan International Advertising Festival (Ad Stars) 2011)
- Shortlist - Promotional Animation for AWB "Hero" (Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011)