Festival Team

Jeremy Chua is a Singaporean film producer and screenwriter. Since 2014, he founded Singapore-based independent film label Potocol as a creative house for distinctive Asian auteurs to produce films, videos, installations and artwork. His producer credits include 2023 Cannes Camera d’Or winner Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell, 2023 Berlinale Generations film Tomorrow is a Long Time, 2023 San Sebastián New Directors film Last Shadow at First Light, Venice FIPRESCI winner Autobiography, 2021 Cannes Un Certain Regard Rehana Maryam Noor, 2018 Locarno Opening Competition Film A Family Tour, 2016 Cannes Critics’ Week film A Yellow Bird, 2016 Berlinale Silver Bear winner A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery.


He is an alumnus of EAVE Ties That Bind 2013, Produire au sud 2015, Berlinale Talents 2017, SEAFIC 2017 and Torino Film Lab 2018. In 2023, he was awarded the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asia Pacific Cinema by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations.

Thong Kay Wee is a cultural worker and moving image curator based in Singapore. He is currently the Programme Director at the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), where he is responsible for the festival’s overall programming strategy.


He was previously the Programmes and Outreach Officer at the Asian Film Archive (AFA) from 2014 to 2021. Aside from overseeing partnerships and promotions, he was responsible for establishing the AFA’s regular film programmes at its new dedicated cinematheque since 2019, with a focus on both contemporary and classic Asian film selections.


During his tenure at the AFA, he also developed and presided over new specialised programmes such as the Southeast Asian omnibus film Fragment (2015), the exhibition Celluloid Void: The Lost Filmes of Southeast Asia ( 2015 – 2016), the Asian Restored Classics films festival (2016 – 2019), the multidisciplinary arts exhibition series State of Motion (2016 – 2021) commissioned by National Arts Council of Singapore, the film programme Singular Screens (2018 – 2021) presented as part of the Singapore International Festival of the Arts, and the commissioning Asian cinema essay project Monographs in 2020


Vess Chua

Programme Executive

Vess is a film programmer and producer based in Singapore. She is currently the Programme Executive at the Singapore International Film Festival. She also worked with the Perspectives Film Festival, first as a Programmer in 2018, then as the Festival Director in 2019.

Gabriel Goh

Programme Executive

Gabriel is the Programme Executive at the Singapore International Film Festival. He finds interest in concepts of time and idleness in Southeast Asian cinema.

Renee Ng

Programme Executive

Renee Ng is a cinephile based in Singapore. She first joined the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) in 2022 as a programming intern. Besides scouting and curating film programmes at SGIFF, she is also a volunteer writer/critic for Asian Movie Pulse, and a freelance video editor.

Partnerships & Development

Nicolette Koh

Partnerships & Development Executive

Nicolette began her career in the television and media broadcasting sector after studying Visual Effects and Communications during her school years. A fan of true crime and fiction books, she also enjoys videography and street photography with her trusty Canon 70D. Her favourite baseball team is the LA Dodgers.

Marketing & Communications

Looi Ping

Senior Marketing Manager

Ping is Senior Marketing Manager at the Singapore International Film Festival. With over 15 years of experience in Marketing with both agency and brand management, she has managed brands across a variety of sectors.


Her love has always been in bringing brands to life through experiences and nothing beats championing a Film Festival that brings colour to Singapore’s Arts Culture.

Deirdre Chang

Marketing Executive

As a Marketing Executive at the Singapore International Film Festival, Deirdre finds joy in witnessing events unfold and the arts drawing people together, sparking conversations, and expanding perspectives. Embracing the opportunity to contribute to a festival that celebrates the magic of cinema, she is dedicated to bringing the enchantment of film to a diverse audience.

Hospitality & Events

Mabelyn Ow

Hospitality Senior Manager

With two decades of experience in the Singapore Film Industry, Mabelyn has been a Line Producer on landmark Singapore films, a Film Educator with the local film institutions and has finally come full circle, returning to the place where it all started for her when she was a little wide-eyed volunteer years ago – the Singapore International Film Festival.