Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award
The Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award recognises an individual’s or organisation’s special contribution to Southeast Asian cinema. Besides film production, the award takes into consideration achievements such as resource-building, heritage preservation and cultural promotion. Past recipients include the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (2021) and In-Docs (2022).
This year’s award selection committee consists of film programmer Donsaron Kovitvanitcha (Thailand), film critic Eric Sasono (Indonesia), film producer and curator Lorna Tee (Malaysia) and film producer Trần Thị Bích Ngọc (Vietnam).
This year, the selection committee for SGIFF’s Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema award is pleased to honour White Light Post, the foremost post-production house in the region. Since the studio’s founding, White Light Post has raised the bar of post-production standards by working with established and new filmmakers across genres, borders, languages and technical capacities. In recognition of these achievements, the committee would like to acknowledge and celebrate White Light Post’s integral role in upholding post-production excellence in Southeast Asian cinema.