28 OCT, 4, 11, 18, 25, 26 NOV, 2 DEC

Organised in partnership with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University and *SCAPE, the Youth Jury & Critics Programme aims to nurture and guide a generation of young writers on cinema from the region. In its lead-up and during the Festival, the young critics’ articles will be published in the festival’s film journal, Youth Meets Film. The programme will conclude with the young jurors awarding the Youth Jury Prize to one of the films competing in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition during the Silver Screen Awards. One of the participants will also receive the Young Critic Award, awarded for originality of writing and for their contribution to cinematic discussions in the region.

Kevin B Lee



Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker and critic who has made over 350 video essays exploring film and media. His award-winning Transformers: The Premake was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine and played in several festivals including the Berlin Film Festival Critics Week. In 2017, he is the first-ever Resident of the Harun Farocki Institute in Berlin. He was Founding Editor and Chief Video Essayist at Fandor, supervising producer at Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, and has written for The New York Times, Sight & Sound, Slate and Indiewire. He teaches film and media studies at universities such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Goethe Universitat Frankfurt.


Alfonse Chiu
Creative Director
Rifyal Giffari
Associate Editor
Anderson Le
Co-director of Programming
Hawaii International Film Festival
Lee Sangjoon
Assistant Professor
NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Leong Puiyee
Manager (Film Programme)
Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film
Liew Kai Khiun
Assistant Professor
NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Genevieve Loh
Channel NewsAsia
Jeremy Sing
Thong Kay Wee
Outreach Officer
Asian Film Archive
Toh Hun Ping
Visual Artist/Film Researcher
Tran Anh Hung


Lana Allen
Sheoli Biswas
LASALLE College of the Arts
Daryl Cheong
Victoria Junior College
Marianne Chua
Nanyang Technological University
Jessica Heng
Nanyang Technological University
Kieron Lee
Singapore Polytechnic
Paige Lim
Nanyang Technological University
Martin Loh
Nanyang Technological University
Joshua Ng
Nanyang Technological University
Siobhan Tang
Victoria Junior College
Andrea Flavia William
Nanyang Technological University
Annette Wu
Toby Wu
Nanyang Technological University

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