Reha ERDEM

Reha Erdem is a Turkish film director and screenwriter best known for his poetic style using different narratives to challenge the rhythm of the moving image. Reha received his M.A. in Plastic Arts from Cinema Department of Paris VIII University. He made his first feature film Oh Moon in 1989, winning awards at the Nantes Film Festival and touring to international festivals. In 1999, his second feature Run for Money represented Turkey at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2016, his latest feature film BIG BIG WORLD was selected to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.

João Pedro RODRIGUES

João Pedro Rodrigues is a Portuguese filmmaker. His work explores human desire and reflects the multifarious history of film from classic genres to documentary and experimental film. Having studied at the Lisbon School of Theatre and Cinema, Rodrigues started his career as an assistant director and editor. In 2000, his first feature film O Fantasma premiered in competition in Venice Film Festival. His second feature, Odete (2005), premiered in Cannes Film Festival. His works, both feature length and shorts, premiered and won prizes at the world’s foremost film festivals ever since. His latest film The Ornithologist (2016) won the Silver Leopard for Best Director at Locarno Film Festival.

Anocha SUWICHAKORNPONG

Anocha Suwichakornpong is a Thai film director. She graduated from MFA film program at Columbia University. Her thesis film Graceland was the first Thai short to be officially selected by Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature Mundane History received the Hubert Bals Fund and post-production support from Asian Cinema Fund. The film also won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Anocha co-founded Electric Eel Films production house based in Bangkok. She has produced numerous short films and features. Anocha`second feature By the Time It Gets Dark received Best Film (New Talent Award) at Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, and Special Mention from Osaka Asian Film Festival. In 2017, Anocha, together with Visra Vichit-Vadakan, founded Purin Pictures, an initiative to support Southeast Asian cinema.

Arvin CHEN

Arvin CHEN is a Taiwanese American film director. He received his MFA in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. His graduate thesis Mei won the Silver Bear Short Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2010 he made his first film Au Revoir Taipei, which was executive produced by director Wim Wenders. The film won the Asian Film Award at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2013, his second film Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? premiered in the Panorama Section of the Berlin International Film Festival as well as the Tribeca Film Festival. He is currently in development on his next two projects Life Was A Song and Women on the Run.

Singing CHEN

Singing CHEN is a film director, screenwriter, film editor, and composer. Her works are known for being highly stylized with focuses on issues in art and culture. In 2000 her first 16mm feature film Bundled received numerous awards at both domestic and international film festivals including Best Drama and Best New Director at Taipei Film festival, Ecumenical Jury Award and ACAT Human Rights Special Award at Fribourg Film Festival. In 2007, God Man Dog was selected in The Forum at the Berlin International Film Festival, and was invited to screen in more than 30 film festivals. In 2014, The Walkers was nominated Best Documentary by the Golden Horse Awards and Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

 
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