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.

Read Youth Meets Film, our young critics’ live film journal.


Victor Fan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Film Studies, King’s College London

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.


Davide Cazzaro
Editor-in-Chief/NANG Magazine
Sangjoon Lee
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
Edna Lim
Senior Lecturer/NUS Department of English Language & Literature
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John Lui
Film Correspondent, The Straits Times
Ben Slater
Screenwriter/Film Critic/Lecturer/NTU School of Art Design and Media
Kenneth Paul Tan
Vice Dean (Academic Affairs)/NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Trinh Minh-ha
Professor of Gender & Women’s and Rhetoric / University of California, Berkeley
Zhang Wenjie
Programme Director/Singapore International Film Festival


Matthew Chew
Nanyang Technological University
Alex Foo
Columbia University
Eliza Ho
Nanyang Technological University
Isa Ho
Koh Zhi Hao
Priscilla Liew
University of Melbourne
Russell Lim
National University of Singapore
Timothy Ong
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Kathy Poh
Cordelia Prowd
National University of Singapore
Tanvi Rajvanshi
National University of Singapore
Christine Seow
Nanyang Technological University
Tang Wan Xin
LASALLE College of the Arts
Matthew Yang
Nanyang Technological University

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