Nicole Midori Woodford has been working in the Singaporean film industry as a director, writer and editor since 2009. Upon graduating with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts (Hons) in Digital Filmmaking degree, she was selected for the 8th Berlinale Talent Campus the following year. Nicole was also selected to join the Asian Film Academy at the Busan International Film Festival 2010, during which she won the Asian Film Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance, awarded by renowned Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. She lectures part-time in the film faculty at her alma mater, Nanyang Technnological University’s School of Art, Design & Media.
As a filmmaker, she likes to tell stories about parallel threads between people of differing backgrounds. She also strives to explore the latent spaces in-between, especially discovering and retelling perspectives from the feminine gaze. Her latest short film For We Are Strangers made its world premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival and competed in the Wide Angle Short Film Competition for the Sonje Award in 2015. For We Are Strangers was also selected to compete in the Silver Screen Awards at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival in the same year. She is currently working on writing her debut feature length film.