Organised in partnership with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University and *SCAPE, the Youth Jury & Critics Programme aims to nurture and guide a generation of young writers on cinema from the region. In its lead-up and during the Festival, the young critics’ articles and video essays will be published in the festival’s film journal, Youth Meets Film. The programme will conclude with the young jurors awarding the Youth Jury Prize to one of the films competing in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition during the Silver Screen Awards. One of the participants will also receive the Young Critic Award, awarded for originality of writing and for their contribution to cinematic discussions in the region.


Victor Fan is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Film Studies, King’s College London and Film Consultant of Chinese Visual Festival. Fan graduated with a Ph.D. from the Film Studies Program and the Comparative Literature Department of Yale University, and an MFA in Film and Television Productions at School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California. He is the author of Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory, published in 2015 by the University of Minnesota Press. His new book, Extraterritoriality: Politics and Hong Kong Media will be published in 2019 by the Edinburg University Press. His articles have been published in peer-review journals including World Picture Journal, Camera Obscura, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Screen, Film History: An International Journal, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, anthologies A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder and American and Chinese-Language Cinemas, film magazines 24 Images: Cinéma, Dianying yishu [Film Art], Zihua [Zifaa or Word blossoms], and Siyi. His film The Well was an official selection of the São Paolo International Film Festival; it was also screened at the Anthology Film Archives, the Japan Society and the George Eastman House.


Chai Yee Wei

Founder/Director, Mocha Chai Laboratories

Alfonse Chiu

Creative Director, SINdie

Pamela Ho


Lee Sang Joon

Assistant Professor, NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Leong Puiyee

Manager (Film Programme), Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film

Kelly Leow

Writer/Editor, Former Deputy Editor MovieMaker Magazine

John Lui

Senior Correspondent, The Straits Times

Vincent Quek

Founder/CEO, Anticipate Pictures

Jeremy Sing

Director/Founder, SINdie

Sharon Tan

General Manager, The Projector

Thong Kay Wee

Outreach Officer, Asian Film Archive

Toh Hun Ping

Visual Artist/Film Researcher


Eisabess Chee

National Institute of Education

Brandon Chua

Nanyang Technological University

Charlie Chua

School of the Arts Singapore

Vess Chua

Nanyang Technological University

Shawn Hoo

Yale-NUS College

Kwok Jia Yang

Yale-NUS College

Ryan Lim

Nanyang Technological University

Nicolette Lin

LASALLE College of the Arts

Alphonse Loh

St Joseph’s Institution International

Clarice Loke

National University of Singapore

Cheryl Ng

National University of Singapore

Inge Handoko Shi

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Adora Tan

Nanyang Technological University

Valerie Tan

St Joseph’s Institution International

Ron Yap

Nanyang Technological University