Selection Committee for SeaShorts Award

Sanchai Chotirosseranee Sanchai Chotirosseranee holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, Thailand, and a Master of Arts in Film Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Film Archive (Public Organisation), Thailand. He takes charge of supervising the administration department, strategy and planning department, and the Thai Film Institute. He is also one of the programmers of the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Salaya International Documentary Film Festival and Silent Film Festival in Thailand. 

Sanchai Chotirosseranee

Sanchai Chotirosseranee holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, Thailand, and a Master of Arts in Film Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Film Archive (Public Organisation), Thailand. He takes charge of supervising the administration department, strategy and planning department, and the Thai Film Institute. He is also one of the programmers of the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Salaya International Documentary Film Festival and Silent Film Festival in Thailand. 

Leong Pui Yee Puiyee is responsible for the film programme and projects at Objectifs, as well as films under the Objectifs Films label. She heads film programming for core events at Objectifs such as Watch Local, Women in Film, Stories That Matter, and the Asian Film Focus. In addition, she has managed film events such as the Singapore Short Film Awards, cINE65 Short Film Competition and the Fly By Night Video Challenge. She is also the Programme Manager (Short Films) for the 2014-6 Singapore International Film Festival. An occasional zine artist, Puiyee has taken part in the 2013 Tokyo Art Book Fair and Print Lab: Art and Design publication exhibition under Grey Projects. Puiyee graduated with a diploma in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts.

Leong Pui Yee

Puiyee is responsible for the film programme and projects at Objectifs, as well as films under the Objectifs Films label. She heads film programming for core events at Objectifs such as Watch Local, Women in Film, Stories That Matter, and the Asian Film Focus. In addition, she has managed film events such as the Singapore Short Film Awards, cINE65 Short Film Competition and the Fly By Night Video Challenge. She is also the Programme Manager (Short Films) for the 2014-6 Singapore International Film Festival. An occasional zine artist, Puiyee has taken part in the 2013 Tokyo Art Book Fair and Print Lab: Art and Design publication exhibition under Grey Projects. Puiyee graduated with a diploma in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts.

Fransiska Prihadi Fransiska Prihadi is the programme director of MINIKINO, an independent organisation based in Bali that run all year round screenings & discussions; directing Indonesia Raja program since 2015 (an annual short film programme exchange between cities in Indonesia) and workshop focusing on short films and annual international short film festival Minikino Film Week (mark your calendar 3rd Minikino Film Week, Bali, 7-14 October 2017). She’s also an architect, an entrepreneur in out of school learning & film appreciation.

Fransiska Prihadi

Fransiska Prihadi is the programme director of MINIKINO, an independent organisation based in Bali that run all year round screenings & discussions; directing Indonesia Raja program since 2015 (an annual short film programme exchange between cities in Indonesia) and workshop focusing on short films and annual international short film festival Minikino Film Week (mark your calendar 3rd Minikino Film Week, Bali, 7-14 October 2017). She’s also an architect, an entrepreneur in out of school learning & film appreciation.

Selection Committee for Next New Wave Award

Charles Leary Dr. Charles Leary is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Cinematic Arts at Multimedia University, located in Iskandar, Malaysia. Previously, he taught at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, National University of Singapore, and The New School for Social Research. His publications have included research on various areas of Chinese-language filmmaking, American independent film, and Sarawak cultural heritage. Charles has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago and a Doctorate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Charles Leary

Dr. Charles Leary is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Cinematic Arts at Multimedia University, located in Iskandar, Malaysia. Previously, he taught at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, National University of Singapore, and The New School for Social Research. His publications have included research on various areas of Chinese-language filmmaking, American independent film, and Sarawak cultural heritage. Charles has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago and a Doctorate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Leong Yew Sen Usen Leong was born in Penang, Malaysia. She teaches and holds workshops on documentary filmmaking while she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at National Taiwan University of Arts. Since 2010 upon her return to Malaysia, she has been involved in numerous documentary productions, interdisciplinary theatre visual design and column writing. Currently she works as a full time lecturer at New Era University College Drama and Visuals Department.  Her previous works focus mainly on themes of identity, race, diaspora, conflict between development and environment and have received several international nominations. She has been invited as a judge in several theatre and short film competitions in Malaysia. Being a movie, documentary and theatre lover, she writes for columns at Malaysia Kini (Chinese Version) and Sin Chew Daily to share her thoughts. 

Leong Yew Sen

Usen Leong was born in Penang, Malaysia. She teaches and holds workshops on documentary filmmaking while she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at National Taiwan University of Arts. Since 2010 upon her return to Malaysia, she has been involved in numerous documentary productions, interdisciplinary theatre visual design and column writing. Currently she works as a full time lecturer at New Era University College Drama and Visuals Department. 

Her previous works focus mainly on themes of identity, race, diaspora, conflict between development and environment and have received several international nominations. She has been invited as a judge in several theatre and short film competitions in Malaysia. Being a movie, documentary and theatre lover, she writes for columns at Malaysia Kini (Chinese Version) and Sin Chew Daily to share her thoughts. 

Yow Chong Lee Yow Chong Lee is a film lecturer at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). Apart from teaching and writing about films, he occasionally makes films, be they narrative shorts or documentaries. From time to time, he participates in others’ film projects either as creative advisor or script editor. He is also the festival director of Mini Film Festival, one of the pioneer students’ film festivals in Malaysia for four years since 2012. He is excited in seeing this ever growing film scene of budding young filmmakers who make films that matter to them.

Yow Chong Lee

Yow Chong Lee is a film lecturer at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). Apart from teaching and writing about films, he occasionally makes films, be they narrative shorts or documentaries. From time to time, he participates in others’ film projects either as creative advisor or script editor. He is also the festival director of Mini Film Festival, one of the pioneer students’ film festivals in Malaysia for four years since 2012. He is excited in seeing this ever growing film scene of budding young filmmakers who make films that matter to them.