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  • Lamia Mohammed Fadhel ALI
    Lamia Mohammed Fadhel ALI
    Lamia M. Fadhel is an independent Yemeni filmmaker. She has a documentary course from the New York Film Academy, and two diplomas in making documentaries and short films. Recently she graduated from International Film Business Academy at Busan South Korea, and currently, she is working on the first feature-length film (Anant). she is having 6 years of writing scripts, filming, editing, and directing films. Her work is mainly focused on life, youth, and women. So far, she has produced 6 films and directed 2 short films and 3 documentary films. She has worked with international organizations, local CSOs, businesses, and youth initiatives such as UNESCO, CARE International, TEDxSanaa 2020. Her work is featured in exhibitions inside and outside Yemen. Lamia is a member of NAPNet, the New Asian Producers' Network, and is invited to represent young filmmakers in ex/internal conferences.
  • Pascale ASMAR
    Pascale ASMAR
    Born in Lebanon, Pascale is a linguist turned storyteller. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. After a 6-year career within the university, she shifted towards filmmaking. She’s an alumna of the 2021 Beirut Locarno Industry Academy International and a fellow of Busan Asian Film School’s International Film Business Academy (class of 2021). She has co-written and co-produced 2 award-winning short films, The Blind of the Cathedral (2015) and Perhaps Today… (2017). She is one of the 3 co-founders of MovieTailor Pictures, a Beirut-based film production, distribution, and sales company.
    Assel is a Kazakhstani producer, director and screenwriter. Her first feature film WELCOME TO THE USA had its world premiere at AFI Fest 2019. This is the first feature film in Kazakhstan with the protagonist from the LGBTQ community. It was awarded Grand Jury Prize as Best International Feature of NewFest New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival. Assel participated in the Meetings on the Bridge 2021, BOAT Meeting 2020, Script POOL Tallinn 2018 and Eurasia spotlight 2017. She is currently working on her second feature film project that has been selected for the Biennale College Cinema 2020 of Venice IFF.
  • CHENG Thim Kian
    CHENG Thim Kian
    CHENG Thim Kian actively participated numerous film festivals in his home country Malaysia and overseas, having served as line producer and assistant director for internationally acclaimed directors including CHONG Keat Aun, Edmund YEO, and Yukisada ISAO. In 2020, his short film BEE, My Friend made its world premiere in Osaka Asian Film Festival and competed for the Housen Short Film Award. He attended Asian Film Academy, and won the Dongseo University Scholarship Fund. He was also selected for Kyoto Filmmaker Lab, Taiwan Golden Horse Film Academy, and most recently selected for International Film Business Academy of Busan Asian Film School.
  • CHOO Mun Bel
    CHOO Mun Bel
    CHOO Mun Bel started his film journey in 2010 and formed a production house called Sixtymac Production based in Malaysia that focuses on featured film and commercial advertisement. Taking up the role of a film director, director of photography, and producer, he produced several award-winning short films, namely, Colourless, Liar Land, The Boy Who Rock the World in the past 5 years. In 2020, Belz was selected to the Locarno Open Doors Lab and Singapore Southeast Asian Film Lab with one of his feature film projects, City of Simple Simons.
  • Kwong Chun Charlie FUNG
    Kwong Chun Charlie FUNG
    Charlie FUNG is a director and producer from Hong Kong. He earned his MA from University of Hong Kong, Department of Comparative Literature and MFA from Beijing Film Academy. His short film CELL won Best Creativity Award of 4th Freshwave International Short Film Festival. He also has solid experience as a director-producer on TV commercials. In 2020, he shifted his focus to films, and founded Square One Film company focusing on independent film production. He co-produced documentary shorts THE WORLD OF MINDFULNESS is officially selected in Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021, which is the largest documentary film festival in UK.
  • MD Shajedul ISLAM
    MD Shajedul ISLAM
    Shajedul ISLAM (Shajed) is a writer and independent film maker from Bangladesh. He studied Film Making in Bangladesh Cinema and Television Institute. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker and film researcher. He worked as film research fellow in BCTI and in Bangladesh Film Archive. One of his research works is published as Book by the government of Bangladesh. He won national grant in 2019 as a director and producer for a film named The Ancient Filmmakers. He worked as co-producer and director in several independent projects from his production house KAW Creative. Currently he is working on his debut feature film named The Camera Kids.
  • Prajjwal Shumsher JBR
    Prajjwal Shumsher JBR
    Prajjwal SJB Rana is a film producer from Nepal who has been running his own production house, Eyecore Films, His short film Dadyaa: The Woodpeckers of Rotha was screened at various international film festivals including Venice and Busan and won a special jury award at Sundance Film Festival 2017. His second short film titled Bare Trees in The Mist had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019 and had a major run in the international film festival circuit. He currently graduated from Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) and is working on several feature projects with some of the most talented filmmakers in Nepal.
  • Kissada KAMYOUNG
    Kissada KAMYOUNG
    Kissada KAMYOUNG is a Thai published academic and alumni of Busan Asian Film School. His 2009 short film BANGKOK DWELLER screened at the 13th Thai Short Film and Video Festival. He was the line producer for Jacob Von Heland’s BELOVED FLOOD (2014, TV) and line producer for Sompot Chidgasornpongse’s RAILWAYS SLEEPERS (2016, Busan and Berlinale Forum). He previously attended La Fabrique Cinema 2020, HAF Forum 2020, Nantes Produire au Sud 2020, SEAFIC 2020, and Locarno Open Doors 2021.
  • Hemant Kumar GABA
    Hemant Kumar GABA
    Hemant Gaba dabbles both in documentaries & fiction. He has attended Documentary Campus (Crossing Borders Program), Germany (2017) and Interdoc, Serbia (2019). His feature documentary, An Engineered Dream (2018) was awarded as Best Non-Feature Film at 67th National Film Awards (India), Jury Award at Kerala Documentary Film Festival (2018) and had television broadcast in seven Asia Pacific countries. His previous documentary, short and independent feature has been screened in over two dozen film festivals and has found berth at OTT and television platforms.
  • Geoderic LOMUNTAD
    Geoderic LOMUNTAD
    Geo LOMUNTAD is a young producer, who began as a script supervisor in Manila, Philippines. In 2018, he started as an associate producer for Bianca Balbuena in ico-production films Fan Girl (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020) and Boldstar (CJ Entertainment Prize, Asian Project Market 2019, and Berlinale Co-Production Market 2020). He is currently the associate producer for Shozo Ichiyama and Lorna Tee for Kodokushi, a Torino Film Lab, Talents Tokyo, and Ties That Bind project. He has attended Berlinale Talents Tokyo and Busan Asian Film School, where he developed his feature project, Me and Lilibeth. His mission is to champion more Filipino films around the world.
  • LE Quynh Anh
    LE Quynh Anh
    Lê Quỳnh Anh is an emerging filmmaker - producer based in Vietnam. She graduated from Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, majored in Film Directing. She is an alumni of NAFF Fantastic Film School 2018, Film Leaders Incubator 2017, HANIFF Talent Campus 2016 and an artist of “Things that remember”, an international site-specific art shows since 2016. She won Rotterdam Lab Award in Open Doors Lab, Locarno Film Festival 2019. Currently she is producing feature Inside the yellow cocoon shell (Cannes Pro Pitching, Hubert Bals Fund 2019, Locarno Open Doors Grant 2020); Who created human beings (ArteKino International Award - APM 2020; Locarno Open Doors Hub 2021).
  • LIM Jen Nee
    LIM Jen Nee
    Jen Nee LIM has more than 15 years’ experience as Producer/Writer, with stints in film acquisition, marketing and distribution. A variety of her projects have been selected for international labs and financing forums such as the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), Europe- Asia Ties that Bind Producers’ Workshop, Co-Production Bazaar and Buchon International Fantastic Film Festival-Network of Asian Fantastic Films (BiFAN-NAFF) It Project. The International Emmy-nominated producer for web series People Like Us (Season 2, 2019) is now scooting over to the director’s chair. Her creative vision and interest lie in stories with strong Asian female gaze.
  • Jeddalyn MEDRANO
    Jeddalyn MEDRANO
    Jed MEDRANO is an emerging independent film producer, writer, and director from the Philippines. A graduate of Advertising and Public Relations but switched gears early on and studied filmmaking at the University of the Philippines Film Institute, finishing her master's degree in Media Studies, Major in Film in 2017. She applies her business and arts background to pursue a career in producing, line producing, and production management of short films, music videos, commercials, and independent narrative feature films. She had produced 2 features, 3 shorts, and line produced 9 feature films. Bambanti (Scarecrow, 2015) both won Best Film in Brussels Film Festival and Ayjal Youth Film Festival, Doha. Bagahe (Baggage, 2017) won Golden Cyclo d’Or in Vesoul Asian IFF 2018. Her short film, SENIOR (2014) won Special Jury in QCinema International Film Festival and was screened in international festivals. Currently, she is a fellow at the Busan Asian Film School 2021 developing her feature film as a producer, writer, and director.
  • Ali MEHDI
    Ali MEHDI
    Ali MEHDI is a filmmaker based in Pakistan. He completed his BS in Media Science with major in Film & TV. He started his career as stop motion animator and later on worked in various film productions. His short film Qabr-e-Padr (Father’s Grave) has won best film award in Asia Peace Film Festival and Filmmera International Film festival.
  • Deyali MUKHERJEE
    Deyali MUKHERJEE
    Deyali is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai, India. Having started her career as an Architect, Deyali joined Film & Television Institute of India in 2011. Her filmmaking journey started by assisting Vimukthi Jayasundara for a Bengali feature film Chatrak, which was an official selection for Directors Fortnight, Cannes 2011. Deyali co-founded SRDM Motion Pictures and produced a feature film Half Songs, which released on Amazon Prime Video (UK & USA) & Cineplex(Canada). Deyali wrote and directed her first Anthology feature Three Auspicious Hours in 2018. Her upcoming projects have been a part of Produireausud Lab and NFDC Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market in 2020. She has also won Let’s Doc Fellowship Award for her debut Documentary Feature The Village Girl who Ran which is in development.
  • NGUYEN Le Hang
    NGUYEN Le Hang
    NGUYEN Le Hang is a producer and co-founder of ever rolling films- a production house based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hang has produced several short films before co-producing her first feature film with Japan in 2020. Hang has learned to make films through her own experiences and through the labs and workshops that her projects have been selected to, including- SEAFIC, Produire au Sud in 2019, Full Circle Lab in 2020. Hang is also a selected member of AFiS- Busan Asian Film School- Class of 2021.
  • PARK Sungbae
    PARK Sungbae
    B.A. in Korean language and literature, M.A. in Japanese cinema and Ph. D. in Inner Mongolian cinema. Producer, Director, Writer of several short and documentary films since 2005. Especially interested in the project among East Asian countries including Korea, Japan, China and Mongolia.
  • Kinley PELDEN
    Kinley PELDEN
    Kinley PELDEN, who was a school teacher, was more interested into acting, ventured into film business and since then, there was no looking back as she was approached with many projects which hit the market till date and bagged the best actress awards consecutively in 2002, 2003. Gradually she established her sole production house M/S Kin Den entertainment in 2007 and produced 4 major hit feature films and 25 episodes of Television series for the National Television. She is the only Bhutanese actress who has undergone the training for Partnership in Business Management in Denmark Aarhus in 2010.
  • Gunawarna Waduge Hiranya Nirmani PERERA
    Gunawarna Waduge Hiranya Nirmani PERERA
    A Masters graduate with CIM & CIMA, Hiranya started her career as the producer of Good Morning Sri Lanka. She then directed TV commercials, being the youngest female director/ producer. She moved out as a freelance TVC director and started Silent Frames Productions where she produced Silent Tears (short) - 27 International Festivals with 19 awards, screened at Locarno Open Doors. Her feature projects Scent of a Dead Body and Bend in the Coffin were selected at the Film Bazaar CPM. She was also selected for Film Bazaar Producers workshop 2019. Currently a fellow at Busan Asian Film School.
  • Robert Logronio RODRIGUEZ
    Robert Logronio RODRIGUEZ
    Bobby's career as a film producer started in 2017 with the documentary about the indigenous people called the ‘ati’ in the famous island of Boracay in the Philippines. This first-time docu landed its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2018. Since then he has produced 2 more full length documentaries and 4 short features that have been selected in film festivals locally and internationally. He is also developing his first full-length feature through the Busan Asian Film School. Currently, he is a full-time professor in Communication and Media Studies at the University of the Philippines Visayas.
  • Maaria SAYED
    Maaria SAYED
    After graduating from London Film School,  Maaria continued working as a writer/producer for networks such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic and Fox. Her short films Aabida, and Chudala were screened at festivals such as Raindance, Izmir Kisa, BFI Flare etc and acquired by Amazon Prime(US), IndieFlix, ShortsTV International and Tata Sky India. Maaria is an alumni of Asian Film Academy , Fajr Talent Campus, Bucheon Fantastic Film School and Reykjavik Talent Lab. A special program dedicated to Maaria's short films was part of Ca Foscari Short Film Festival (2019) in Venice. She also worked as a casting director and in the production team of Jessica Woodworth's film The Barefoot Emperor which screened at Toronto Int Film Festival(2019) and Rotterdam (2020). Additionally, Maaria won the Premio Mutti award (presented at Venice Int Film Festival, 2019) with a grant by Cineteca di Bologna to make her film Ancora non lo so. Maaria is now developing her first fiction feature film at AFiS(Busan).
  • Sushant SHRESTHA
    Sushant SHRESTHA
    Started his career as a Costume Designer and Assistant Director and then as a Production Designer, Sushant has been in Nepali Film Industry since 2010. He started producing in 2016 and has produced his first feature, Kathaa ’72, which traveled to few festivals in 2018 and was honored with the SPECIAL FILM JURY AWARD 2018 by Film Development Board Nepal. His other feature, Ainaa Jhyal ko Putali was premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2020. A short film, Junu Ko Jutta, co-produced by him in 2019 is still traveling around the world with some wins including Children’s Jury Mention Award in Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2020.
  • SUM Chandy
    SUM Chandy
    Chandy SUM is a filmmaker and producer in Cambodia. In 2018, she is finishing bachelor’s degree in mass media, and in 2020 form a team to create their own production house called JUMRUM DESIRE; within the same year she’ve got selected to be a fellow in film producing course in AFiS (Busan Asian Film School). Chandy directed 2 short films such as The Blind, The Key. She have produced some documentaries film, such as My local My product, and My village funded by Ministry of environment.
    Siera TAMIHARDJA earned her B.A. degree from Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, LA. She was awarded Communication Leadership Scholars by Geoffrey Cowan at the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. Siera is interested in international development through creative means and media. Co-founded LA Indonesian Film Festival in 2013, she has been actively engaging herself in film production ever since. In 2020, Siera developed a new platform as Digital Exhibitor for films in collaboration with Telkom, Indonesia’s biggest telecommunication state-owned enterprise and in 2021, she received a fellowship from Busan Asian Film School.
    Napat TANGSANGA is a film director, producer and screenwriter from Thailand. He graduated from Bangkok University in film production, communication arts, bachelor’s degree (1st honor) and master’s degree in digital marketing communication. He founded Spark Life Entertainment, a production house company which focuses on motion pictures which includes films, music videos, and advertisement. He has proved himself with more than 30 awards both nationally and internationally. He is an alumni of ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator (FLY), BIFAN – Fantastic Film School. He was the youngest film board of Thai Film Director Association. Currently, he is the special lecturer for Bangkok University.
  • WANG Yu Jiao
    WANG Yu Jiao
    Tracy WANG is a producer from China. She started her filmmaking career in the Yunnan New Film Project which gathered ten female directors to shoot ten feature films in Yunnan Province. She was involved in the conception to completion to distribution of the first three films in the series, THE PARK, THE CASE and FINDING SHANGRI-LA. From there she was engaged in a company that worked with licensing from BBC Worldwide, promoting BBC’s programs, TV series and documentaries to domestic TV stations. Since 2012 to present, as a co-partner of FilmFactory, she has been key to at least 10 Chinese films in their film festival applications resulting in numerous successes in competitions including Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival & Busan International Film Festival.
  • YEO Zhi Qi
    YEO Zhi Qi
    ZhiQi YEO is an independent film producer from Singapore, currently based in Los Angeles. She has been selected for the Rotterdam Lab 2021 and the International Film Business Academy 2021 at the Busan Asian Film School. Her producing credits include Siblings supported by Singapore Film Commission and screened at several film programs including the Asian Film Archive’s Singapore Shorts 2019. She also worked as a post producer at Singapore’s premier post production facility, Mocha Chai Laboratories between 2016-2018.
  • Thaint Sandy
    Thaint Sandy
    Vicky Nway is an independent filmmaker from Yangon, Myanmar. She studied multi-media design at Raffles International College in Thailand. She worked as a Video Editor, Colorist, Associate Producer and Assistant Director at Bridge Agency and Platform Productions from 2015 to 2019. She came from a background of production work based on NGO film, social awareness campaign films, advocacy films, commercials and documentaries. The short documentary “Jeweler’s Journey” that was produced by Platform Productions where she worked on was selected by the Busan Short Film Festival in 2020. She is currently graduated from International Film Business Academy at Busan Asian Film School (AFiS).
  • Feisal Bin AZIZUDDIN
    In 2010, Feisal Azizuddin co-founded a media company called Feisk Productions. In 2014 he ventured into TV and produced two reality shows which aired on local TV and VOD platforms. In 2016, Feisal shifted his focus to films. He has directed and produced over a dozen short films which have screened in genre festivals including Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, Wreak Havoc Film Festival and Film Leben. In 2018, Feisal directed and produced his first feature film, Temenggor, which is scheduled for release in 2020. He also directed and produced the horror feature film Suraya, which will premiere in Malaysian theatres in December 2019.
  • BOK Hui Wen Angelina
    Angelina M. Bok is a director, writer and producer from Singapore. She directed and produced several shorts, and dabbled in film distribution at Anticipate Pictures as a marketing manager. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film at the Puttnam School of Film, Goldsmiths University of London. Her works focus on the abnormalities within the everyday family and the transience of existence. She participated in the 2017 Wonda VR film lab in conjunction with Institut Francais and Samsung. She's currently graduated from 2019 International Film Business Academy at Busan Asian Film School, and took part in this year’s BIFAN IT Project Market. The Verse of a Mother’s Love is her debut feature as a director and writer.
  • Shyam BORA
    Shyam Bora’s latest feature Aamis (2019) premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in the International Narrative Competition section. His film credits include Executive Producer of Bhaskar Hazarika's Kothanodi (2015), which premiered at Busan IFF; Line and Associate Producer of Pan Nalin's Angry Indian Goddesses (2015), which received the Audience Awards at Toronto IFF & Rome IFF, and Line Producer of feature documentary Faith Connections (2013) by Pan Nalin, which premiered at Toronto IFF.
  • Maenum CHAGASIK
    After working as an assistant director for several Thai independent filmmakers, in 2011 Maenum Chagasik began producing the feature film In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire directed by Wichanon Somumjam. That film was selected for the Tiger Awards Competition at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2012. In 2016 she co-produced By the Time It Gets Dark, directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong. Her latest work, Krabi 2562, directed by Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong, premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2019.
  • CHU Hoi Ying
    Chu Hoi Ying is a director and producer from Hong Kong. She earned her BA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Music Department in 2011, and an MFA from Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Film in 2014. Chu was a member of the Asian Film Academy at Busan International Film Festival in 2016, before being selected for the 2019 International Film Business Academy of Busan Asian Film School. Her short film 3 Generations 3 Days (2019) won the Best Director and Freshwave Award at 13th Freshwave International Short Film Festival.
  • DENG Cilin
    Born and raised in China, Deng Cilin gained his BA in Liberal Arts with a major in Film Studies from King’s College London. He first became involved in producing in 2014, with director Sun Yixi’s psychological thriller feature film Susu, a UK-China co-production. The film has screened at various film festivals worldwide and has been sold to several territories internationally. He produced two Columbia University MFA thesis films, The Wind Flower and Greenhouse, in the US and China. In addition to his work in producing, he has been involved in programming for film festivals.
    Luhki Herwanayogi is a film director from Indonesia who has been running his own production house, Catchlight Pictures Indonesia, and community-based production house cre8pictures, since 2009. His short films including On Friday Noon and Don’t Play Alone have been funded by prominent institutes and screened at various international film festivals. His other short film HAR was selected as the Nominee Piala Citra Best Short Film at the Indonesia Film Festival 2018. He was a 2014 FLY: Film Leadership Incubator participant, supported by Busan Film Commission and Asian Film Commissions Network, and currently is developing his debut feature Our Son at the International Film Business Academy at AFiS.
  • Nasrin JAMAL
    Diana Saqeb Jamal was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. She started her filmmaking journey as a documentary filmmaker. Her first documentary Twenty-Five Percent opened a discussion about changing the European military policy into one with further respect for human rights in Afghanistan. Her documentary film about the Afghan women's movement, Mohtarama, won several awards including Best Documentary Film at Yamagata International Film Festival. Her first narrative short film, Roqaia, has been selected in the 76th Venice Film Festival Orizzonti competition this year. In the Walnut Shell is slated to be her debut feature.
  • KANG Minji
    Kang Minji is a South Korean writer/director. She received her BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and holds her MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University, graduating with Faculty Honor placement. She was the recipient of the SAIC Enrichment Scholarship and the Columbia TOMS Scholarship. Kang's MFA thesis short film, The Loyalist, screened internationally and received numerous accolades. She is a 2015 Reykjavik Talent Lab fellow, 2018 BIFAN Fantastic Film School fellow, 2018 Let’s CEE (Central Eastern European) Talent Academy fellow, and an alumna of 2019 International Film Business Academy at Busan Asian Film School. She is represented by Silent R Management.
  • Rajib MOHAJAN
    Rajib Mohajan is a filmmaker and journalist based in Bangladesh. His journalistic works include documentaries and short stories that have been published in several national and international media outlets. He also has experience as a director-producer on TV commercials and TV film. Now he’s working as a producer on an independent feature film project, I See Waves. The project has already been funded by Asian Cinema Fund in 2017 and promoted by the Asian Project Market in 2018. ANJUMA is his debut feature film project as a writer and director.
  • Pourya MORADI
    Pourya Moradi graduated with a master’s degree in cinema from the University of Tehran in 2014. He has made short films since college, and has completed six short films which have screened at various film festivals, as well as edited many shorts and documentaries. He also collaborated with many visual artists in conjunction with art galleries in order to make video-art and experimental short films. He is an alumnus of Bucheon Fantastic Film School 2018 and a 2019 alumnus of the International Film Business Academy at Busan Asian Film School (AFiS). Facepalm is his debut feature.
    Nakanishi Mai has extensive experience across the creative and business functions within the film industry, working for major companies including Kadokawa. With a focus on horror, she has collaborated with international genre stalwarts since 2013. In 2018, she made her directorial debut with HANA, an award winning supernatural short which was invited to festivals including Sitges, Bifan and Mumbai. A genuine genre enthusiast at heart, Nakanishi runs Scream Queen FilmFest Tokyo, the only female-centric genre festival in Asia. She is an alumna of Asian Film Academy and Bifan’s Fantastic Film School.
  • NGUYEN Huu Tuan
    Born in 1984, film director Nguyen Huu-Tuan is a member of the Vietnam Cinema Association. Nguyen is the first filmmaker from the ‘80s generation to release a feature film, Of Us And June (2012). This high school basketball movie was a rare indie film back in its time. It was praised by critics and awarded the Jury Prize at the 18th Vietnam Film Festival in 2013. His second film, My Sun, Where Are You, is a family movie that was released in December 2018.
  • Anup POUDEL
    Anup Poudel is a producer based in Kathmandu. He studied Film Making at the Oscar College of Film Studies in Kathmandu from 2009 to 2012. His first short film as a producer, I Am Happy, was selected by Busan IFF 2011, while immediately after that another short film, The Flute, was selected by Venice IFF 2012. His recent short film, The Moon Is Bright Tonight, premiered at Busan IFF 2018 and is traveling the festival circuit. He has just completed another short film, Kirtimukh, and is currently developing his feature producing debut Season of Dragonflies.
  • MD Arifur RAHMAN
    Arifur Rahman is an independent filmmaker from Bangladesh. He studied anthropology and started his filmmaking journey from his early university days. His projects have featured in Berlin IFF, Venice IFF, Seattle IFF, IFF Rotterdam, Locarno IFF, Singapore IFF, Cinequest FF, Sheffield Doc Fest, and Shanghai IFF. He established the international storytelling platform Goopy Bagha Productions Limited along with his filmmaking partner Bijon.
  • SHEN Yu-Hua
    Ivy Shen is a Taiwanese producer with ample experience in distribution, international sales, and acquisition, having worked with eminent Taiwanese producer Patrick Mao Huang at Flash Forward Entertainment since 2015. As a production coordinator, her recent credits include An Impossibly Small Object (2018), directed by David Verbeek and selected by IFFR, and The Road to Mandalay (2016), directed by Midi Z and awarded the FEDEORA Award at the Venice Film Festival. She is currently graduated from International Film Business Academy in Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) and works as producer for several shorts and feature films. My Father My Uncle is her debut feature as a writer, director and producer.
  • Carlo Camilo VALENZONA
    Carlo Camilo Valenzona studied Associate in Arts and Multimedia Studies in the University of the Philippines. In 2014, he started in the industry as an assistant line producer to the late Larry Castillo, who was Brillante Mendoza’s producer. He also started producing short films, including Imago (Cannes 2016) and Judgement (Cannes 2017), both directed by Mendoza’s protégé Raymund Gutierrez. Since then he has become a producer of the films Underground (San Sebastian Fedora Award 2017), Alpha: The Right to Kill (San Sebastian Jury Prize 2018) and the Netflix series AMO (2018). He previously attended TIFF Japan, HAF Forum, and Cannes Producers’ Network.
  • Vivian Jonathan Patrick XAVIER
    Vivian Xavier is a filmmaker and cinematographer with a penchant for dark, raw social narratives. He believes in art as a conduit for social benefit and thus aims to support and tell stories within that framework. He graduated from Florida State Film School and has been a fellow at the Asian Film Academy. His work spans short films such as Pedro Pan, The Grind, Best Buds 2D and Inheritance, as well as the documentaries Partnering for Power in Pakistan with GE shot for CNN, and Armed With Faith shot for HBO. The 10th Plague is his debut film as a feature film writer and producer, and he intends to work hard to improve the quality and variety of narratives produced and exhibited in Pakistan with the realization of this film.
  • CHOI Yoonsuk
    Blue Swallow (2005, Cineline II & Korea Pictures) Production Assistant (2004.03~04), Location Coordinator (2005.09) Dreams Come True (Dreams Sugar Pictures Inc.) Production Manager (2009.01~2010.02) Asian Film Academy Production Line Producer (2010.08~10 & 2011.08~11) Over and Over Again (supported by DSU, the Im Kwon Taek College of Film & Media Arts) Executive Producer (2011.12~2012.05)
  • Joyce Chia-Yi CHOU
    Joyce Chou has been working extensively with local and foreign talents since she got a film degree from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2010. In 2016, Joyce began working on international co-production projects including Fresh off the Boat season 3 (Fox, USA), The Spy Gone North (Korea), and A Touch of Spring (Canada). In 2017, she worked with Hanmac Culture group for developing a Taiwan-Korea co-production film as an associate producer. The project won the Mandarin Vision Award at the 2017 Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (FPP).
  • Nawa Nidhi DAHAL
    Nawa Nidhi Dahal is a Nepali film producer based in Kathmandu. He has been producing short films since 2012. Most of his short films have travelled around the festival circuit and received awards, including top prizes. His first feature film The Eighty First Summer by Reason Gajurel is in post production right now. He is currently developing Manoj Babu Panta's debut feature The Land of Ancestors. He is also a fellow at Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) and a participant in Locarno Open Doors Lab this year.
  • Soe Arkar Htun
    Soe Arkar Htun is a filmmaker from Myanmar. He started his career in filmmaking at Yangon Film School in 2014. Since then he has worked as a producer, and as a director in several documentaries, short films, and commercial films. Some of his films have been invited to an array of international film festivals in various countries including the UK, India, Nepal, Japan, and France. His first documentary A Political Life won the 2016 Watersprite Filmmaker of the Future Award. In 2017, he was selected to attend the ASIADOC, a workshop for documentary producer in Cambodia.
  • IMAI Taro
    After working as a boom operator in Los Angeles, Imai Taro worked for a car company and a trading company in Japan for 10 years. His first feature film as a producer won a prize at New Directors Film Festival 2015, and his second film, Eriko, Pretended, was released theatrically in Japan and Thailand in 2018. He participated in EAVE Ties That Bind in 2016.
  • JUNG Jeewon
    Jung Jeewon studied Political Science and Cultural Studies at Yonsei University. She has published independent magazines and books for six years and worked for VP (Venture Philanthropy) C program for two years. Recently, she founded ‘Noside,’ a media lab that produces and distributes content across various platforms including print books, zines, film, audio, web, and more. As a filmmaker, she has participated in several films as a writer and actress. She directed three short films, This is the Important Problem: Who Listens To My Story? (2006, 30mins); That Summer (2008, 29mins), which screened at the Jeonju International Film Festival; and Moments of Yongdusan Park (2018, 11mins).
  • Raja Saad
    Raja Saad is a film major graduate from Riphah International University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He has directed and produced many short films throughout his career and this is his debut feature film project. His film DNC, which he directed and produced, was screened at the ‘Channel 4 Film Festival 2017’ and was officially selected for the HUM Short Film Festival. Another film he produced, Faryad (directed by Fahad Kahut), won the Best Short Film Award in IndieFest Film Festival in 2016 and was nominated in Los Angeles Film Festival 2016. Recently he attended several film labs including American Film Showcase, Bucheon Fantastic Film School, ‘PNCA Film workshop’, 60 seconds short films workshop and Busan Asian Film School. He is the first person to start an independent film society in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, called the Islamabad Film Society and currently runs Black Art Production as CEO.
  • KIM Hwigeun
    Kim Hwigeun is a 23 year old Korean director. Despite his young age and lack of previous professional filmmaking training, he has created one feature film, two mid-length films, and several music videos. His debut feature film, The Boy Who Had Horns won the Grand Prize at the 19th Busan Independent Film Festival in 2017, the youngest ever director in the festival's history to do so. He is working on his second feature film Unexploded Bomb.
  • LEE Jungwoo
    Lee Jungwoo is a film producer from Korea. He has been working extensively with US talents since 2010 while studying filmmaking at Brooklyn College, CUNY in New York, USA. His first short film Karl was shot in 2013. This unconventional love drama won First Prize at the 2014 CUNY Asian-American Film Festival (NY), screened at numerous film theaters, including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Anthology Film Archive, and more. Since 2015, he has worked for SKYST Inc., a media contents company based in Busan, Korea, and began work to on international co-production projects with talents from all over the world including The Steps (Japan), The Soup-maker (Iran) and Worm and Widow (Brunei).
  • LI Huiyi
    Li Huiyi studied film and theater at Kyung Hee University in Korea. She directed a short film The Two of Us which won the best director award at the Chinese Micro Film Contest 2015, and A Dream of Interest (2016) which was shot in China with a Korean crew with production support from the Gyeong-gi Film School Festival. In 2017, Li Huiyi worked in Beijing Enlight Pictures as the P&A Video Team Manager of the animated feature Dahufa. Following her work at Enlight Pictures, Li Huiyi produced several commercials for clients like OPPO, Tmall, Tencent and Adobe.
  • LIM Ying Xian
    After acquiring a Masters in Film Studies from King’s College London, Lim Ying Xian returned to Malaysia to build her career as a creative producer. She has since produced commercial works, documentaries, television and long-form narrative features, such as Return to Nostalgia (2015) and Aqérat (2017), which won the Best Director prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival. She also co-produced an action film Zombitopia due for commercial release in early 2019. She currently has several projects in development – the revenge thriller Siri, a Chinese-language dark comedy called White School, and Dulang, a time-travelling murder mystery mini-series.
  • Gale OSORIO
    Gale Osorio started as an art director for an advertising agency under Publicis Groupe. Following Publicis, she worked as a freelance assistant director for TV commercials. In 2012, she undertook her graduate coursework in cinema studies and became the creative director for Binisaya, the only Visayan language film festival in the Philippines. Next she produced Iskalawags (2013) and Lily (2016), with both films making many of the top ten film critics’ lists. The latest film she produced, Babylon (2017), was selected in the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Shorts Competition.
  • Jordan Katherine SEE
    Jordan Katherine See is an experienced director/executive producer who has worked in film, television and social media. She directed three short films for the Singapore Memory Project, including Through Thick and Thin, which was met with viral success. Networks she has produced and/or directed for include the National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel. The Bus, a short film she produced and wrote, has also been screened at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Short Shorts Film Festival Asia and Asiana International Short Film Festival, among others.
  • Jarell Mahinay SERENCIO
    Jarell Serencio started his career in 2006 as a head researcher and writer for the longest running TV drama Remembering (Maalaala Mo Kaya). He was under the mentorship of award winning scriptwriters, Ricky Lee and Bing Lao. In 2008, he took on a new journey as an international seafarer which inspired him to create a Filipino-based production company, Man Overboard Productions. His first film, Victor (2012), won Best Short Feature at the most important independent film festival in the Philippines, Cinemalaya. He followed this success with his second short Stars in the City (Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad) which won him the Best Director award at Metro Manila Film Festival. His third short film, City of Gold (Siyudad sa Bulawan), won top awards at the CineFilipino Film Festival 2018.
  • Amir Masoud SOHEILI
    Masoud Soheili is an award-winning filmmaker, festival director and programmer. Having studied cinema in Indonesia and South Korea, he was among the seven most-honored Iranian short filmmakers in 2015 and his second short film Blue-Eyed Boy won 20 international awards from more than 140 international film festivals. Masoud was a member of the juries of Yogya Netpac Asian Film Festival, Viddsee Juree awards in Indonesia, Avanca International Film Festival in Portugal, SAARC Film Festival in Sri Lanka and International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in India. He is the co-founder and creative director of “Asia Peace Film Festival" in Pakistan.
  • SUM Sithen
    Since 2009, Sum Sithen has mobilized thousands of Cambodian film enthusiasts to build the foundations of their careers through intensive workshops, trips and the Chaktomuk Short Film Festival. His recent projects, including Pram Ang (2014-2016), emphasize family values. He also helped distribute a dozen Cambodian feature titles while managing PuPrum Entertainment in 2016 and 2017. Throughout his career he has attended a local series of script writing and producing workshops. Through Sunflower Film Alliance and his upcoming feature films, he seeks to pave the way for local filmmakers to expand their horizons with international co-productions.
  • Supatcha THIPSENA
    Born in June 1986, in Bangkok, Thailand, Supatcha Thipsena graduated from Chulalongkorn's Faculty of Communication Arts (majored in film). She started as a film writer in the influential Thai film magazine 『BIOSCOPE』. In 2014, she became a general manager of Mosquito Films Distribution, which represents award-winning Southeast Asian cinema. In 2016, she produced a short documentary, DR.K, which was broadcast on Channel News Asia, Singapore. She also worked as a post line producer for feature documentary #BKKY which premiered in Busan, and won the best feature-length award at Hamburg International Queer Film Festival. In 2017, she received the Special Mention Award from Talents Tokyo. She was a festival coordinator at Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival during 2015-2017.
  • TRINH Le Minh Hang
    TRINH Le Minh Hang established Skyline Media in 2013 for film distribution and production, aiming at quality productions with heartfelt stories for the mass audience in Vietnam and international markets. She was the Executive Producer & Producer of Conjuring Spirit (horror, 2014), Exorcism: A Haunted Child (horror, 2015), Kung Fu Pho (action-comedy, 2015), Five Steps of Love (romantic-comedy, 2015) as well as Producer of the co-production between Vietnam, China and Korea, 100 Days of Sunshine (romantic-comedy, 2018). Her works have been commercially released in Vietnam and other countries, and have also received prestigious awards. She is currently attending the International Film Business Academy course at Busan Asian Film School to study film producing.
  • XU Jianshang
    Xu Jianshang is an upcoming producer who graduated from Beijing Film Academy’s directing department, China. She has not only produced and directed several short films but also just produced her first international co-production feature MA·AMA with Indian director Dominic Sangma in 2018. Rapture is her second feature. Currently she studies producing in Busan Asian Film School (AFiS), Korea. She was also a fellow of the Asian Film Academy (AFA), 2014.
  • Abdul ZAINIDI
    Abdul Zainidi is a writer and director who has made several short films on a diverse range of subject matter from horror to documentary to fantasy. His short films have been selected to participate in numerous festivals all around the world including Busan International Short Film Festival and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. He is an alumni of ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY, Asian Film Academy (AFA) and the American Film Showcase programmes. This year he took home the Bucheon award for Worm and the Widow at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films BIG gathering in BIFAN.
  • Diego Batara Mahameru
    Diego Batara Mahameru (aka Deo) is an independent Indonesian filmmaker. Deo worked as a journalist and covered several major events in Indonesia. As a filmmaker, he started his career with a short film, Calon (2015). It got selected in several domestic film festivals including Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival, Aceh Film Festival, and Yogyakarta Art Festival. He continued his work with short film The Nameless Boy (2017), which portrays the real situation of demonstrations against the blasphemy case of the former Jakarta governor during the 2017 Jakarta Gubernatorial Election, through the eyes of a boy. The film was selected in many international film festivals such as Singapore International Film Festival, Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival, and Bali International Film Festival.
  • Fauzan ABDILLAH
    Born in Surabaya in 1988, Fauzan ABDILLAH is chief of Independent Film Surabaya (infis).ABDILLAH studied Educational Technology at University State of Surabaya and has attended various master classes and studied film as a cultural activist at Auckland University of Technology. He also taught film majors at two universities in Surabaya. His short film in 2006 won Best Film and Best Director at East Java Students Film Festival. His filmography includes: That Day (2006), Surabaya Romantaste (2008), Me+Surabaya (2012), Suroboyo Bridge (2016), Gamo~ (2017). ABDILLAH is Now Ready for Your West l My Eastwhich will be his most anticipated commercial feature film debut.
  • Nurain ABDULLAH
    Nurain ABDULLAH, a co-founder of Regalblue Production company in Brunei, has been actively producing film and TV programs since 2002. With the vision to develop the Brunei film industry, Regalblue Production produced a feature film What’s So Special about Rina in 2013 and a Brunei-Lao PDR co-production film RINA2 in 2017. Both films were well-received locally and were invited to several international film festivals. ABDULLAH is a Thai-Chinese citizen of Brunei, Mass Communication graduate, and has been living in Brunei since 1997.
  • Venkat AMUDHAN
    Venkat AMUDHAN is a writer and director. He is an alumnus of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute. Zero is his debut feature in development. The film was in the IT Project market at Network of Asian Fantastic Films(NAFF) at the 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. In 2016, he directed-executive produced Nautical Narratives of India, a TV documentary. He is also the writer-director of Rat (2013) and Aham (2012). Thug Beram (2011) got him the Sonje Award at the 16th Busan International Film Festival, National Award for Students Film (2013) and was screened at the 42nd International Film Festival of India, Goa. For more information, please visit
  • Hkawn Mai Aung
    Hkawn Mai Aung works as a producer in Niyyayana Creative Content Co. Ltd., which is under the umbrella of Forever Group, one of the only two private media company groups in Myanmar. She started her career in film industry in 2016, working as an assistant producer in a drama series called Egowhich is now showing in Myanmar. In 2017, she took responsible for another drama series called Honey Pond as a producer, which will be shown in January 2018.
  • DO Manh Tuan
    DO Manh Tuan graduated from the Film Studies Program by Ford Foundation. He then started his career as a screenwriter and produced short films in the capacity of writer, director and producer. Thereafter he worked as a freelancer for independent film projects such as Bi, Don’t Be Afraid which won the SACD Prize for best screenplay, ACID/CCAS Prize at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories. He also line produced several commercials. He attended the Asian Film Academy 2010 as a Producer.
  • Saken JOLDAS
    Saken JOLDAS is a filmmaker from Kazakhstan whose debut feature film On i Ona (Him & Her) was a commercial success, finishing No.1 for 2013 domestic box office. His second feature project Animal Instinct is a psychological thriller about veteran police detective who is assigned a school murder case to discover that one of the witnesses is his estranged daughter, and as the investigation unfolds, he realizes how little he knows about his daughter.
  • KIM Jaeyoung
    A budding producer, KIM Jaeyoung started her career on the film festival circuit. As a member of the programming team at the Jeonju International Film Festival, KIM learned the intricacies of the film industry and the trends in cinema aesthetics while familiarizing herself with the nature of film media. She then joined the Busan International Film Festival, where her work experiences provided her with a good grasp of trends in the international film market and the positioning of films in the global industry. Currently, she is a fellow at the Busan Asian Film School, expanding her producing skills to produce feature-length narratives.
  • LEE Yonghee
    LEE Yonghee graduated from Kookmin University in Korea. Since he was university student, he has made many films as a director and a producer and he joined the 37thDEGREE production as a producer in 2014. He has worked on many commercial videos including those commissioned by Hyundai, Google, Tencent and Samsonite’s adverting videos. He recently started producing films including the short film Good News (2016), directed by Giovanni FUMU and invited to the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, The Orizzonti Short Film Competition.
  • LEE Yve Vonn
    Picking up skills and sense from the television industry, LEE Yve Vonn has also been involved in film producing since 2010. Her works have travelled to Cannes Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Asian Television Awards. She is currently developing several feature film projects supported by Taipei Golden Horse Film Project Promotion, Link of Cine-Asia by Busan Film Commission and Malaysian government film grants.
    Sumudu MALALAGAMA is a director & producer who has a film academic background from Sri Lanka. She has represented Sri Lanka at LV Prasad Academy India in 2012 and at the Youth Film forum in Film and Television Institute India NSFA in 2015. She has been involved in filmmaking since 2009 and her name is credited and awarded as a short film director and also credited as a producer for the award-winning short films and the feature film titled IKKA (2016) by Kaushalya Madhawa Pathirana.
  • Kaze NG Qin Ying
    Kaze NG Qin Ying graduated from Taiwan Shih Hsin university. She joined 3Hsound Studio as an audio engineer in 2007. She then started her production career in 2009 after she came back to Malaysia. She has played the role of production Manager and line producer in numerous local movies and TV commercials. Recent movies that she produced as line producer are Mrs.K by Ho YuHang, and Shuttle Life by Tan Seng Kiat.
  • Amado OCAMPO
    Amado OCAMPO began his career as a technical staff at a local independent production house in the Philippines until moving into other responsibilities in production, creatives and post-production. Presently, he is working as a producer and director for TVCs, TV shows and digital campaigns for various production houses and advertising agencies in the Philippines and regional clients in Thailand, Korea and Australia. In 2014, he was an assistant director for the first Korea-Philippines full-length film, Seoul Mates. Last year, he co-directed Ponching’s New Family full-length feature film entry for the Cinemalaya Film Festival Philippines.
  • Thanouphet ONMAVONG
    Thanouphet ONMAVONG graduated from Urban Planning at National University of Laos and master of architecture at Chulalongkorn University. He is a teacher at faculty of architecture and run a production company in Lao PDR. He produced 2 short films on love story and 3 short documentary films screening at Vientianale Film Festival and Chaktomuk Short Film Festival.
  • PARK Sungho
    PARK Sungho was born in Seoul, Korea in 1977. He majored in Film Editing at the Cinematography Department at Chung-Ang University. From 2007 to 2013, he worked full-time for the Busan International Film Festival and served as a program coordinator for Asian cinema and manager for the Asian Film Academy. In addition, he attended and worked for various film festivals as a buyer, programmer, juror and advisor. Having traveled to 40 countries, he settled in Cambodia in 2013. PARK is currently a programmer for the Cambodia International Film Festival and is working to promote Cambodian cinema globally.
  • Nutthapon RAKKHATHAM
    Nutthapon RAKKHATHAM (a.k.a Turk) is a filmmaker from Thailand. His debut short film My Grandfather’s Photobook (2015) won the Vichitmatra award from the 19th Thai Short Film and Video Festival. In 2016, his short film A Little Tiger (2016) was officially selected for an award nomination at the Busan International Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival.
  • SO Chandara
    Having acquired two Master degrees in Entrepreneurship and Project Management from Lyon 2 and Lille University, France in 2016, SO Chandara is an emerging independent film producer from Cambodia. He was a senior film commissioner at the Cambodian Film Commission for six years and has been involved in over 60 local and foreign film productions, including fiction and feature length documentary films per year. He has worked as a production assistant on a Netflix produced film First They Killed My Father by Angelina Jolie as well as the Oscar-nominated film The Missing Picture, which received the “Un Certain Regard” award.
  • Komeil SOHEILI
    Komeil SOHEILI is a freelance filmmaker and producer. He works as a director in Simiya-Film company and has attended various film festivals including the Fajr International Film Festival where he was nominated as best director. He has experiences in cooperating with various channels such as National Geographic, VPRO, IRIB among others. He acquired an Master of Arts degree in Cultural Studies and Media from the University of Teheran.
  • Carol Shu Tjin THAM
    Carol Shu Tjin THAM is a producer with mm2 entertainment and was a fellow at Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) in 2017 and a participant of Fantastic Film School in Bucheon International Film Festival 2017. During her time with mm2 entertainment, she has produced numerous commercials and short films as well as feature length content. She was the associate producer for 4Love, an omnibus feature screened at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2016 and released theatrically in December 2016. She was also producer for Uplift, a telemovie recently aired on Starhub cable TV in August 2017.
  • VAI Yik Pun
    VAI Yik Pun graduated with a Master of Science degree in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He directed and produced different short films: Letters from the White Mountain, Eclipse, Toilet Paper, which were officially selected by different international film festivals including the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Lyon Asian Film Festival among others. Mini Movie International has offered a five-year non-exclusive worldwide distribution deal to his short film Toilet Paper (2006). In 2008, he was also selected as a fellow of the Asian Film Academy organized by the Busan International Film Festival.
  • Jamyang Jamtsho WANGCHUK
    When Jamyang WANGCHUK was fourteen, he was chosen to play the young Dalai Lama in Seven Years in Tibet (1997). As he grew, this introduction to filmmaking stayed with him. Although he loved movies and storytelling, a career in filmmaking in Bhutan was not an option. He, therefore, chose to study law but eventually became a tour guide, which opened his eyes to the rich oral tradition of the country. He was truly inspired to share the stories that fascinated him, hidden within the mountains. He wrote, produced, acted and directed his debut feature Gyalsey, Legacy of a Prince (2015) to discover his strengths