The Youth Jury & Critics Programme is a series of workshops supported by the National Youth Council and Asia-Europe Foundation, organised in partnership with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. It aims to nurture the next generation of young film jurors and critics of cinema from the region. During the Festival, they will cover the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition in the live online journal, “Youth Meets Film”, and also vote for the winner of the Youth Jury Prize at the Silver Screen Awards.
Victor Fan holds a PhD from the Film Studies Program and the Comparative Literature Department at Yale University, and an MFA in Film and Television Productions at School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California. His articles have been published in peer-review journals including World Picture Journal, Camera Obscura, Journal of Chinese Cinemas and Screen. Fan also wrote for magazines including Film Festival Reporter and Film Festival Today. He recently published his first monograph Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory in 2015.