Ho Hock Doong (Malaysia)
       
     
Chia Yee Wei (Singapore)
       
     
Tony Pietra Arjuna (Malaysia)
       
     
Nandita Solomon (Malaysia)
       
     
Marcus Mạnh Cường Vũ (Vietnam)
       
     
Helene Ouvrard (Laos)
       
     
Francis Oggs Cruz (Philippines)
       
     
Thaid Dhi (Myanmar)
       
     
Ahmad Idham (Malaysia)
       
     
Cynthia Chong (Singapore)
       
     
Ria Anne Rubia (Philippines)
       
     
Lav Diaz (Philippines)
       
     
Shireen Seno (Philippines)
       
     
Sherman Ong (Malaysia)
       
     
Dew Napattaloong (Thailand)
       
     
 Ho Hock Doong (Malaysia)
       
     
Ho Hock Doong (Malaysia)

Ho recently joined MUBI as Director of Content for Southeast Asia. He had previously been the Senior Assistant Vice President at Astro, where he performed film acquisition for theatrical releases as well as for the A-List and Boo channels. During his stint, he commissioned two omnibus films, "Doors: A Philippine Horror Anthology" and "Love Me, Tease Me".

Film Forum: New Platform for Film Distribution

Chia Yee Wei (Singapore)
       
     
Chia Yee Wei (Singapore)

An award-winning director, writer, and producer, Yee Wei is the founder of Mocha Chai Laboratories and A Little Seed, an authorised Apple iTunes aggregator. A Little Seed enables distributors, independent producers, and filmmakers to put their films onto digital platforms like Apple iTunes and Amazon for sale.

Film Forum: New Platform for Film Distribution

Tony Pietra Arjuna (Malaysia)
       
     
Tony Pietra Arjuna (Malaysia)

Graduating from Emerson College in Boston and moving to Malaysia, Tony started as a TVC editor before honing his directorial craft with a variety of long/short-form efforts. He made his theatrical debuts with two anthology films: The FFM-nominated dramedy Cuak and CollabFeature's Train Station, which won awards at international and US festivals. Three co-directing projects followed: Safari Mall, Red Storm (a martial arts actioner) and The Dark Eye (a genre-bending ode to classic horror). Shadowplay is an indie neo-noir that marks Tony’s first “solo” feature; a micro-budget pastiche of 80’s cinema and David Lynch. On the heels of its completion, Tony continued as a director and showrunner on Devoted, a cult-themed drama/thriller series for streaming network Viu. With his "third culture" background and obsession with Gen X nostalgia and grindhouse movies, Tony aims to establish a signature in his work that is drawn from his Indonesian-Malaysian heritage and American influences.

Film Forum: New Platform for Film Distribution

Nandita Solomon (Malaysia)
       
     
Nandita Solomon (Malaysia)
Marcus Mạnh Cường Vũ (Vietnam)
       
     
Marcus Mạnh Cường Vũ (Vietnam)

A programmer and filmmaker based in Vietnam, he was previously the festival director at YxineFF - Yxine Film Fest from 2010 to 2014.

Film Forum: What is the Future of South East Asian Cinema?

Helene Ouvrard (Laos)
       
     
Helene Ouvrard (Laos)

Having made Laos her home since 2008, Helene currently works in the country's cultural sector. In 2011, she joined the Vientianale organising team and now runs the international film festival as co-director. She has curated Lao-centric programmes for various festivals to promote emerging local filmmakers.

Film Forum: What is the Future of South East Asian Cinema?

Francis Oggs Cruz (Philippines)
       
     
Francis Oggs Cruz (Philippines)

Francis is a film writer whose byline has appeared in such media as Rappler, The Philippine Star, Rogue magazine, and Businessworld. He has also served as member and jury alike at various film festivals.

Film Forum: What is the Future of South East Asian Cinema?

Thaid Dhi (Myanmar)
       
     
Thaid Dhi (Myanmar)

An independent film producer, Thaid Dhi is also co-founder and programme director at Wathann Filmfest.

Film Forum: What is the Future of South East Asian Cinema?

Ahmad Idham (Malaysia)
       
     
Ahmad Idham (Malaysia)

Ahmad Idham having started his acting career at TV3 in 1994, Ahmad has since been involved in more than 40 films in multiple roles in front of and behind the camera. In 2002, he founded a film production studio named Excellent Pictures Sdn Bhd, winning best director awards at Anugerah Skrin and Malaysian Film Festival the following year. 2014 saw the establishment of the Ahmad Idham Film Academy @AIFA in Johor. In 2019, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS Malaysia).

Film Forum: What is the Role of Government Policy in the Film Industry?

Cynthia Chong (Singapore)
       
     
Cynthia Chong (Singapore)

Cynthia currently serves as Deputy Director at the Singapore Film Commission, a division under the Infocomm Media Development Authority - IMDA. In her role, she oversees film industry development programmes in nurturing, supporting, and promoting homegrown talent in filmmaking as well as showcasing their works to audiences locally and abroad.

Film Forum: What is the Role of Government Policy in the Film Industry?

Ria Anne Rubia (Philippines)
       
     
Ria Anne Rubia (Philippines)

Ria is currently the Officer-in-Charge Executive Director at the Film Development Council of the Philippines. Prior to her role, she served as the deputy of the digital media group that handles the online public relations of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority before becoming the Officer-in-Charge. In 2014, her portfolio included being the project manager of the New Wave section at the Metro Manila Film Festival.

Film Forum: What is the Role of Government Policy in the Film Industry?

Lav Diaz (Philippines)
       
     
Lav Diaz (Philippines)

A keen proponent of the slow cinema movement, Lav has established a name for some of the longest narrative films on record. Catapulting to international fame with the 2013 release of "Norte, the End of History", his works have garnered such recognition as the Locarno Golden Leopard, Venice Golden Lion, and Alfred Bauer Prize.

Film Forum: Night Bells: A Panel Discussion of the Film Installations

Shireen Seno (Philippines)
       
     
Shireen Seno (Philippines)

Shireen is an artist and filmmaker who has exhibited at various galleries locally and abroad. In 2012, her debut film "Big Boy" screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and named Best First Film at the Festival de Cine Lima Independiente the following year. Her next film project, "Nervous Translation", was one of 15 projects of Venice Biennale College – Cinema, was a recipient of a Script & Project Development grant from the Hubert Bals Fund, and participated in IFP’s No Borders International Co-Production Market.

Film Forum: Night Bells: A Panel Discussion of the Film Installations

Sherman Ong (Malaysia)
       
     
Sherman Ong (Malaysia)

Malacca born and bred, Sherman works at the intersection of film, photography, and the visual arts. Winner of the 2015 Prudential Eye Awards for Photography and the 2010 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award, Sherman has premiered pieces at art biennales, major film festivals, and museums around the world.

Film Forum: Night Bells: A Panel Discussion of the Film Installations

Dew Napattaloong (Thailand)
       
     
Dew Napattaloong (Thailand)

In addition to his position at Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab, Dew Napattaloong is a filmmaker and producer based in Bangkok. His 2015 short film, "Motherland", premiered at the Austin Film Festival before making its way to Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival, and Thai Short Film and Video Festival, among others. 2019 saw him produce Nontawat Numbenchapol's documentary, "Soil Without Land", which debuted at Visions du Réel Film Festival, as well as co-programme the SAC ASEAN Film Festival.

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