Boo Junfeng’s debut film, Sandcastle (2010) was the first Singapore film invited to Cannes Critics’ Week. His second feature, Apprentice (2016) premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard and was shown at more than 80 festivals around the world. It was also Singapore’s 2017 official entry for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category. He credits the Singapore International Film Festival for kickstarting his filmmaking career when it discovered his early short films such as A Family Portrait (2004), Katong Fugue (2007) and Keluar Baris (2008).
Boo was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2009 and the Singapore Youth Award in 2011. In 2018, he served as the Creative Director of Singapore’s National Day Parade, the youngest person and the first full-time filmmaker to have been given the role.
Han Min Li
Minli runs the independent chain of cinemas, Filmgarde, which was the first multiplex in Southeast Asia to be entirely fitted with the immersive 3D sound technology AuroMax by Barco and the first cinema chain in Singapore to make all its communication platforms including its website, ticketing portal, self-automated kiosks and APP available in dual languages – English and Chinese.
She has a deep interest in the arts and culture, supporting and engaging in various intercultural initiatives and programmes around the region. She holds a M.Sc. in Political Science and is at present pursuing a doctorate in Cultural Studies in her personal time. She is currently a board member of the Singapore International Film Festival and the Asian Film Archive.
Winifred held senior leadership positions in business partner, HR generalist, and learning & organization development functions across a 25-year career in publicly listed companies globally and regionally. In the non-profit arena, she helmed the Centre of Non-Profit Leadership for 3.5 years, the consulting arm of National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre that works with Boards on leadership and governance matters. She was also AWARE President from 2012 – 2016.
She has served on ecumenical juries for film festivals in Hong Kong, Iran, Bangladesh, Berlin, and Argentina, and founded the community-led Cana Film Festival, Singapore.
Alan has been in the advertising and marketing industry for almost 30-years; a career that has spanned New York, London and Singapore.
He is currently the Head of Creative Central at Mediacorp; a 60-strong team of creatives that work with brands and agencies to maximize their marketing efforts across the national media company’s content and platforms.
Alan is also active in Singapore’s civil society, as part of Pink Dot, Singapore’s annual LGBTQ pride event.
Resident Playwright, The Necessary Stage
Haresh Sharma has written more than 100 plays, some of which have been adapted into feature films and telemovies, such as Fundamentally Happy and Off Centre, which is currently a Literature text for ‘N’ and ‘O’ Levels.
Haresh is the first non-American to be awarded the prestigious Goldberg Master Playwright by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2011.
In 2014, he was conferred the Southeast Asian Writers (S.E.A. Write) Award (Singapore), which recognises and honours literary excellence in the ASEAN region. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2015.
Loh Ji Kin
Ji Kin has over 25 years of audit experience, and currently heads the Assurance department in Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation, one of the top 10 public accounting firms in Singapore. Prior to joining Nexia TS, he spent almost 15 years with one of the big four international accounting firms in Singapore.
In his current role, Ji Kin assists the Group CEO of Nexia TS in managing at both the firm and department operations level, overseeing over 100 professional staff. He also serves as engagement partner for the audit clients of Nexia TS, which includes a spectrum of publicly listed and private clients spanning various industries, as well as some not-for-profit organisations. He is also a member of the ISCA Financial Reporting Committee.
Jacqueline Tan is the Assistant Chief Executive of Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and oversees the Integrated Infrastructure Group. She was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of the Economic Development Innovations Singapore (EDIS). Prior to EDIS, she was the Deputy General Manager of Lucasfilm Singapore. She started her career with EDB and her last appointment was Director, Infocomms & Media division.
Jacqueline also sits on the Advisory Committee of World Vision Singapore since 2019. World Vision Singapore She is also in the Management Committee and currently the Honorary Secretary of Good News Community Services which has a Family Service Centre as well as homeless shelters under its oversight. She has been in GNCS since 2009.
Yvonne is the Chief Executive Officer of The Esplanade Company Ltd where she is responsible for the overall management and programming direction of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Yvonne was the Assistant CEO of Esplanade from 2014 – 2018. Prior to joining the Esplanade in June 2014, Yvonne was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the National Arts Council (2010 – 2014). Yvonne had also worked at the Ministry of Manpower as the Assistant Director for Labour Relations and Welfare and had taught literature at the Raffles Junior College.
Yvonne serves on the Board of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and SISTIC.com Pte Ltd. She is a member of the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres’ Council, Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Heritage and Identity Partnership (HIP) and Info-comm Media Development Authority’s Singapore Film Commission (SFC) Advisory Committee.
Leadership & Governance Committee
Winifred Loh, Chair
Loh Ji Kin
PR & Marketing Committee
Boo Junfeng, Chair
Fundraising & Sponsorship Committee
Alan Seah, Chair
Programmes & Services Committee
Haresh Sharma, Chair
Loh Ji Kin, Chair
Human Resources Committee
Yvonne Tham, Chair