Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award
The Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award highlights and recognises an individual’s or organisation’s special contribution to Southeast Asian cinema. Besides filmmaking, the award takes into consideration resource-building, heritage preservation and promotion, among other achievements.
This year, SGIFF is proud to present the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award to Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC).
Founded in 2016, SEAFIC is a pioneering script lab for first- to third-time filmmakers with work- in-progress scripts across Southeast Asia.
It was formally launched at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market in the same year. The first of its kind in East Asia, SEAFIC aims to advance, strengthen and refine the quality of feature-length film projects from Southeast Asia in a competitive international film industry.
Over the past five years, 20 Southeast Asian feature film projects have been selected for SEAFIC’s Script Lab and half of them have been beneficiaries of prizes organised by SEAFIC. The non-profit organisation continues to go from strength to strength with the launch of SEAFIC Seed Lab in September 2021—a new lab concept aimed at developing the directorial voices of short- filmmakers prior to their first feature scripts.
SEAFIC Core Team
- Executive Director & Co-founder
- Managing Director
Penwadee Nophaket MANONT
- Lab Manager
- Administration Manager
- Script Consultant
- Chiang Mai Team
- SEAFIC X PAS Partner
- Previous Founding Staff
- Board Members