Cultural Medallion recipient and award winning film maker Eric Khoo who helms Zhao Wei Films/Gorylah Pictures has been credited for reviving the Singapore film industry and for putting Singapore onto the International film map in 1995. He was the first Singaporean to have his films invited to major film festivals such as Berlin, Venice and Cannes. Khoo was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters, from the French Cultural Minister and his feature, My Magic was nominated for the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2008. Khoo was profiled in Phaidon Books, Take 100 the Future of Film – 100 New Directors. The Pompidou Centre in Paris held an Eric Khoo film retrospective and he served as President of the Jury at the Locarno international film Festival in 2010. In 2011, he released his first animated feature, Tatsumi, which was invited to the 64th Cannes Film Festival and made it’s North American premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Zhao Wei Films represents filmakers Boo Junfeng, Anthony Chen, and Brian Gothong Tan.
Executive Programmer of Busan International Film Festival, Kim Ji-seok has made substantial contribution to discovering and presenting new film talents of Asia through the festival. Thanks to his efforts, the festival has become the central hub of Asian Cinema and one of the most important film festivals in the world. He is in charge of official selection of ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ – the section that presents internationally-praised Asian films and the new films of world-famous Asian filmmakers – as well as that of ‘New Currents’ – the section that introduces up-and-coming Asian directors who deserve spotlight. He was named as the Boarding Member of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) in April, 2000.
Christoph Terhechte is a film curator, festival organiser, publicist and consultant. He was born in 1961 in the city of Münster, Germany. After studying political science and journalism, he has worked as a film critic since 1984. He has been a member of the selection committee of the Berlinale Forum since the end of 1997. In June, 2001 he was appointed head of this festival section.
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.