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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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.
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.