Amir started making films in Malaysia back in year 2000. His curation of Malaysian Short Films (screened every 3 months during the period between 2000 - 2008) was an important platform for young independent filmmakers. He is a Malaysian writer, publisher and occasional movie-maker.
His films and documentaries have been shown in many international film festivals including Sundance and Berlin. Two of them, THE LAST COMMUNIST and VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW, are banned in Malaysia. He set up Matahari Books in 2007 to publish non-fiction and film-related books on Malaysia, which has published over 100 novels in its first 4 years.
His current documentary ‘VOYAGE TO TERRENGGANU’ (Kisah Pelayaran ke Terengganu) has been screened at Freedom Film Festival 2016, Singapore International Film Festival 2016, Jogja Asian Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017, and Salaya Doc 2017.
Wahyuni A. Hadi
Yuni is a film producer and curator known for her promotion of Singapore cinema.
She specializes in the management of film & media projects, and oversees the Objectifs Films label. Her career began in the visual arts and she has since worked as Senior Programme Manager (Film) at The Substation and Commissioning Editor at Mediacorp TV12.
She also co-founded Fly By Night Video Challenge with filmmaker Tan Pin Pin in 2003. In 2008-2009, she headed the Singapore International Film Festival as festival director. Yuni was a Co-Producer of Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo (winner of the Camera d’Or at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and winner of four Golden Horse Awards including Best Feature Film). She rejoined the festival as Executive Director in 2014.
In 2010 she was recognized as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in Female Magazine and in 2014 as one of Singapore Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Time” in 2014.
Yuni was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship 2016 and selected as the 2016 United Technologies Corporation Fellow. She holds an M.A in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts.
Chalida Uabumrungjit graduated in film from Thammasat University and film archiving from University of East Anglia,UK.She is one of the founding members of Thai Short Film and Video Festival which she served as Festival Director since 1997. She also programmes for Salaya Documentary Film Festival and Silent Film Festival in Thailand.
She coordinated programmes of Thai films for various international festivals and also involve in making a number of experimental films and documentaries. She is also one of the selection commitee of AND (Asian Network of Documentary) . She is one of the advocate for independent films and film preservation in Thailand. Currently she works as Deputy Director of the Film Archive, Thailand.