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FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

TAN CHUI MUI is a Malaysian film director who has been actively working in Malaysian independent film industry. She's one of the pioneers during Malaysian New Wave Cinema in the early 2000s. who subsequently founded Da Huang Pictures with Amir Muhammad, Liew Seng Tat and James Lee in 2005. Her short films have won numerous prizes and awards in European festivals and her first feature film Love Conquers All won the New Currents Awards and Fipresci Award at the 11th Busan International Film Festival in 2006 and the Tiger Award from the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2015, she inaugurated Young Filmmakers Workshop under Next New Wave with the support of National Film Development Corporation (FINAS). Mui is currently focusing on nurturing young talents by organising film-related workshops to offer a unique platform for growing film talents in Malaysia to learn from established filmmakers in the region.

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FESTIVAL PROGRAMME MANAGER

JACKY YEAP was born in Taiping, Perak. He graduated from UNIMAS in 2015 holding a degree in Cinematography. He started to join film industry right after graduation, being an intern in Da Huang Pictures since June 2015 and in a short span of time, made numbers of short films. One his notable works is A Tree Without Flower, paying homage to Tan Chui Mui's A Tree In Tanjung Malim. His short film Falling In Love Again (2016) won the Next New Wave Award during SeaShorts 2017.

FESITVAL MANAGER

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FESITVAL MANAGER

HAN LOONG LIMwas born in 1991 in Ipoh, Perak. He graduated from University of Science of Malaysia (USM) with a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Communication Studies (Film & Broadcasting). He's a young, aspiring film director and actor in screenplay who started to get involved in the industry since 2012. His work The Way We Lovewas selected as the finalist of Astro New Director Award 2014 and also SKT Short Film Competition 2015, which was recognised as ASEAN Top 10 in the competition. The film was screened in Beijing. His short film 1304km: Girl from Sumatramade in 2016 was selected entered as the finalist of BMW Shorties Competition. 

PROJECT COORDINATOR

  NICOLE TAN , born in Kuala Lumpur, is a 20-year-old fresh diploma graduate from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) major in Broadcast Communication. Despite being the youngest in the team, her involvement in film and stage play has already registered in theatre sets as production designer and assistant producer. She was also the wardrobe and assistant continuity manager for Century Alliance Network. Nicole is now completing her internship in Da Huang Pictures and at the same time helps to run a film club called Cinephilia. After SeaShorts, she will continue pursuing her studies in film. 

NICOLE TAN, born in Kuala Lumpur, is a 20-year-old fresh diploma graduate from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) major in Broadcast Communication. Despite being the youngest in the team, her involvement in film and stage play has already registered in theatre sets as production designer and assistant producer. She was also the wardrobe and assistant continuity manager for Century Alliance Network. Nicole is now completing her internship in Da Huang Pictures and at the same time helps to run a film club called Cinephilia. After SeaShorts, she will continue pursuing her studies in film. 

KEY DESIGNER

  PEY SIEN LOW  is a 27 years old visual artist and filmmaker who was born in Kuantan, Pahang. Her interest with spaces was already known during her years studying Architecture in University of Malaya (UM). After graduation, she became a driven filmmaker whose interest revolves around urban spatial qualities. She was selected as one of the seven filmmakers for Omnibus Young Filmmaker Project organised by Next New Wave. Sien started working as freelance architectural photographer. She builded up her filmography as director, cinematographer and editor in her short film  Invisible Old Klang Road  (2016) during Tracing Calvino's Art/Literary Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur and  Keroncong Kuala Lumpur II during Typewriter Art Exhibition. A year later, she joined the first edition of SeaShorts Film Festival held in KL as publication and graphic designer and  Raya di City commercial as art director. Sien is currently still working as conference secretariat for University of Malaya. 

PEY SIEN LOW is a 27 years old visual artist and filmmaker who was born in Kuantan, Pahang. Her interest with spaces was already known during her years studying Architecture in University of Malaya (UM). After graduation, she became a driven filmmaker whose interest revolves around urban spatial qualities. She was selected as one of the seven filmmakers for Omnibus Young Filmmaker Project organised by Next New Wave. Sien started working as freelance architectural photographer. She builded up her filmography as director, cinematographer and editor in her short film Invisible Old Klang Road (2016) during Tracing Calvino's Art/Literary Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur and Keroncong Kuala Lumpur IIduring Typewriter Art Exhibition. A year later, she joined the first edition of SeaShorts Film Festival held in KL as publication and graphic designer and Raya di Citycommercial as art director. Sien is currently still working as conference secretariat for University of Malaya. 

HOSPITALITY MANAGER

  ROU NING TEH  was born in Penang in 1993. Graduated from University of Science Malaysia (USM), she holds a Bachelor Degree major in Broadcasting and Film and minor in Graphic Communication. Rou started joining the industry in 2016 when she worked as freelance videographer and photographer. From 2017 to 2018, her experiences extended from being the prop master for Dream to Fly Production, pre-production crew in Bootcamp program organised by Astro Special Feature to the 2nd Assistant Director for the feature film  Polis Evo 2 . Rou's directing and editing skills won recognition in Kaki Lima Short Film Competition 2016 as the Best Video Award for her short film  Hin  and her another short film  Get Chu Ki  won the Most Funny Award in Yeo's I Love Malaysia Video Competition. 

ROU NING TEH was born in Penang in 1993. Graduated from University of Science Malaysia (USM), she holds a Bachelor Degree major in Broadcasting and Film and minor in Graphic Communication. Rou started joining the industry in 2016 when she worked as freelance videographer and photographer. From 2017 to 2018, her experiences extended from being the prop master for Dream to Fly Production, pre-production crew in Bootcamp program organised by Astro Special Feature to the 2nd Assistant Director for the feature film Polis Evo 2. Rou's directing and editing skills won recognition in Kaki Lima Short Film Competition 2016 as the Best Video Award for her short film Hin and her another short film Get Chu Ki won the Most Funny Award in Yeo's I Love Malaysia Video Competition. 

PUBLICITY MANAGER

  ELISE SHICK  was born in 1992 in Kluang, Johor. She holds a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in International Communication Studies with Literature and Linguistics from University of Nottingham. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant in the university researching on Malaysian film industry and delivered an eight-episode radio show titled  Unpacking Malaysian Cinema  on BFM 89.9 The Business Station. Elise's interest in acting developed in  Kafka (2016),  Falling In Love Again (2016),  By The End of Tonight (2017),  Full Moon  (2017), and  Yes, The Goat is My Husband (2018). She has been volunteering in various film-related events such as the 9th Biennale Southeast Asian Cinema Conference (ASEACC) 2016 as photographer, Young Filmmaker Workshops 2017 & 2018 organised by Next New Wave as interviewer and content writer, and Asian Restored Classics 2017 organised by Asian Film Archive (Singapore). She's currently working as a freelance translator and writer.

ELISE SHICK was born in 1992 in Kluang, Johor. She holds a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in International Communication Studies with Literature and Linguistics from University of Nottingham. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant in the university researching on Malaysian film industry and delivered an eight-episode radio show titled Unpacking Malaysian Cinema on BFM 89.9 The Business Station. Elise's interest in acting developed in Kafka(2016), Falling In Love Again(2016), By The End of Tonight(2017), Full Moon (2017), and Yes, The Goat is My Husband(2018). She has been volunteering in various film-related events such as the 9th Biennale Southeast Asian Cinema Conference (ASEACC) 2016 as photographer, Young Filmmaker Workshops 2017 & 2018 organised by Next New Wave as interviewer and content writer, and Asian Restored Classics 2017 organised by Asian Film Archive (Singapore). She's currently working as a freelance translator and writer.