Mentors of 3rd Young Filmmakers Workshop

Directing Mentor: Davy Chou (Cambodia) Davy Chou is a French-Cambodian filmmaker and producer, based between Paris and Phnom Penh. In 2009, he created the French production company Vycky Films and established a filmmaking workshop in Cambodia, where he founded a collective for young local filmmakers. In 2014, Davy Chou founded the Cambodian production company Anti-Archive.His first feature film, Diamond Island, produced by Aurora Films and coproduced by Anti-Archive and Vycky Films, was selected at Cannes’ Critics’ Week 2016 where it won the SACD award.  Recently, Davy Chou produced for Anti-Archive two short films by Kavich Neang: Three Wheels (2015, short, Busan) and Good Bye Phnom Penh (2015, short, commissioned by Asia Film Archive) and the documentary Waxing Moon by Adrien Genoudet (2016, doc, Entrevues Belfort).

Directing Mentor: Davy Chou (Cambodia)

Davy Chou is a French-Cambodian filmmaker and producer, based between Paris and Phnom Penh. In 2009, he created the French production company Vycky Films and established a filmmaking workshop in Cambodia, where he founded a collective for young local filmmakers.

In 2014, Davy Chou founded the Cambodian production company Anti-Archive.His first feature film, Diamond Island, produced by Aurora Films and coproduced by Anti-Archive and Vycky Films, was selected at Cannes’ Critics’ Week 2016 where it won the SACD award. 

Recently, Davy Chou produced for Anti-Archive two short films by Kavich Neang: Three Wheels (2015, short, Busan) and Good Bye Phnom Penh (2015, short, commissioned by Asia Film Archive) and the documentary Waxing Moon by Adrien Genoudet (2016, doc, Entrevues Belfort).

Producing Mentor: Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand) Anocha Suwichakornpong is a film director and producer from Thailand. Her first feature, Mundane History, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Her second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, received financial support from Ministry of Culture (Thailand), Hubert Bals Fund, Prince Claus Film Grant, and Doha Film Institute, premiered in International Competition at Locarno and is currently touring the festival circuit. The film has been sold to the UK, U.S., Canada, and France. Also active as a producer, Anocha has produced In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire, Concrete Clouds, and How to Win at Checkers (Every Time).

Producing Mentor: Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand)

Anocha Suwichakornpong is a film director and producer from Thailand. Her first feature, Mundane History, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Her second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, received financial support from Ministry of Culture (Thailand), Hubert Bals Fund, Prince Claus Film Grant, and Doha Film Institute, premiered in International Competition at Locarno and is currently touring the festival circuit. The film has been sold to the UK, U.S., Canada, and France. Also active as a producer, Anocha has produced In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire, Concrete Clouds, and How to Win at Checkers (Every Time).

 
Cinematography Mentor: Sidi Saleh (Indonesia) Sidi Saleh was born in Jakarta-Indonesia on April 5th, 1979. He received a bachelor’s degree in cinematography from the Jakarta Institute of Arts. Since he graduated from university, he entered the film industry in the early 2000s and continually active in the cinematography department. He has credits for some experimental feature film as a cinematographer such as “Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly” (the Fipresci Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2009), “Postcard from the Zoo” (in Competition at the Berlinale Film Festival 2012) and one of short films title is “Kara - the Daughter of a Tree” (Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2005).  Sidi made his directorial debut with 2011’s “Full Moon”, one of short film segment in omnibus “Belkibolang” and thenceforth continuing his career as a film director. In 2013, he participated in film workshops at Berlinale Talent Campus. Sidi’s short film “Fitri” was in competition at the Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival 2014 and at the Venice Film Festival 2014, “Maryam” won the best short film at the 71° Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica Film Festival 2014 in Venice.

Cinematography Mentor: Sidi Saleh (Indonesia)

Sidi Saleh was born in Jakarta-Indonesia on April 5th, 1979. He received a bachelor’s degree in cinematography from the Jakarta Institute of Arts. Since he graduated from university, he entered the film industry in the early 2000s and continually active in the cinematography department. He has credits for some experimental feature film as a cinematographer such as “Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly” (the Fipresci Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2009), “Postcard from the Zoo” (in Competition at the Berlinale Film Festival 2012) and one of short films title is “Kara - the Daughter of a Tree” (Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2005). 

Sidi made his directorial debut with 2011’s “Full Moon”, one of short film segment in omnibus “Belkibolang” and thenceforth continuing his career as a film director. In 2013, he participated in film workshops at Berlinale Talent Campus. Sidi’s short film “Fitri” was in competition at the Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival 2014 and at the Venice Film Festival 2014, “Maryam” won the best short film at the 71° Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica Film Festival 2014 in Venice.

Editing Mentor: Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines) CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD (born October 4,1987, Tacloban City) is a Filipino film director and editor based in Manila. .He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short film, Junilyn Has, competed at the Festival del film Locarno and went on to screen at several international film festivals such as Clermont Ferrand, Upssala, Winterthur and Busan to name a few. Sandra and Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 has won awards in Russia, Romania and the USA.. A Philippine and Singaporean co-production, Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month, his latest short film was selected in competition at the 56th Semaine de la Critique at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.  One of the most prolific editors in the Philippines today, he has collaborated with numerous filmmakers for independent and mainstream scene and has since edited more than 40 feature films to date which has screened in festivals locally and abroad, his recent collaboration, A Gentle Night, a Chinese film directed by Qiu Yang. recently won the Palme D’Or at the 70th Festival des Cannes. Manatad is also an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and the Docnet Campus Project. He is currently working on his first feature film, Whether the Weather is Fine, a film about the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan of his hometown, Tacloban. The project is supported by the Asian Cinema Fund, Globe Studios and the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Fund, It has also participated at the EAVE Ties That Bind, La Fabrique Des Cinema du Monde – Cannes and the Torino Film Lab Feature Lab 360.

Editing Mentor: Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines)

CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD (born October 4,1987, Tacloban City) is a Filipino film director and editor based in Manila. .He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short film, Junilyn Has, competed at the Festival del film Locarno and went on to screen at several international film festivals such as Clermont Ferrand, Upssala, Winterthur and Busan to name a few. Sandra and Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 has won awards in Russia, Romania and the USA.. A Philippine and Singaporean co-production, Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month, his latest short film was selected in competition at the 56th Semaine de la Critique at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. 

One of the most prolific editors in the Philippines today, he has collaborated with numerous filmmakers for independent and mainstream scene and has since edited more than 40 feature films to date which has screened in festivals locally and abroad, his recent collaboration, A Gentle Night, a Chinese film directed by Qiu Yang. recently won the Palme D’Or at the 70th Festival des Cannes. Manatad is also an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and the Docnet Campus Project. He is currently working on his first feature film, Whether the Weather is Fine, a film about the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan of his hometown, Tacloban. The project is supported by the Asian Cinema Fund, Globe Studios and the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Fund, It has also participated at the EAVE Ties That Bind, La Fabrique Des Cinema du Monde – Cannes and the Torino Film Lab Feature Lab 360.