Meet the Selection Committee for The #SeaShorts Award! / by next new wave

The Selection Committee for the SeaShorts Award is a line-up of S-Express curators from Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Get to know them better here. And we will be announcing the top 20 finalists of the SeaShorts Award soon!

#SeaShorts: “…the finalist looks promising and fun to watch!” - Sanchai Chotirosseranee (Thailand)

#SeaShorts: “…the finalist looks promising and fun to watch!” - Sanchai Chotirosseranee (Thailand)

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. 

#SeaShorts: “…such a poetic and atmospheric film. i like how the different scenes all weave in together quite lyrically…” - Leong Pui Yee (Singapore)

#SeaShorts: “…such a poetic and atmospheric film. i like how the different scenes all weave in together quite lyrically…” - Leong Pui Yee (Singapore)

Leong Pui Yee 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. Pui Yee graduated with a diploma in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts.

#SeaShorts: “…What makes this film interesting is the way the director placed himself in a very uncomfortable situation. He managed to challenge himself into exploring a difficult, personal, political issue…” - Fransiska Prihadi (Indonesia)

#SeaShorts: “…What makes this film interesting is the way the director placed himself in a very uncomfortable situation. He managed to challenge himself into exploring a difficult, personal, political issue…” - Fransiska Prihadi (Indonesia)

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.

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