Meet the Jury Panel

Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2021 is very delighted and honored to welcome our ASEAN Short Film Competition jury panel which consists of award-winning filmmakers and internationally acclaimed film personality from across the region:

• Tim Redford from United Kingdom
• Kirsten Tan from Singapore
• Lee Chatametikool from Thailand

The jury panel will be in charge of selecting the prize winners from the 14 finalists. The short films will be screened as part of the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2021 this December 2021.

Tim Redford

Graduated in arts management, Redford worked as Project Manager for Signals Media Arts in Colchester, the United Kingdom, before moving to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, to take up the position of Director of Curtocircuito Short Film Festival, which he managed for eight years. He has been co-executive director of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival since 2015, in charge of the International Competition & African Perspectives’ programme. He also supervises relations with South East Asian talents and festivals, and is part of the coordination team of the submissions platform Shortfilmdepot.

Kirsten Tan

Kirsten Tan is a New York-based Singaporean filmmaker whose debut feature “Pop Aye” premiered as the Opening Night film of the World Cinema Dramatic competition at Sundance 2017.

The film went on to receive a Special Jury Prize for Screenwriting at Sundance, the VPRO Big Screen Award at Rotterdam, the Best International Film Award at Zurich Film Festival and the Jury Prize at Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival. To date, “Pop Aye" has screened at over 50 film festivals including BFI London, Melbourne, Munich and Busan.

“Pop Aye” was invited to represent Singapore in the Foreign Film Category at the Oscars. Prior to completing “Pop Aye”, she made a series of short films.

Her shorts “10 Minutes Later”, “Fonzi”, “Cold Noodles” and “Dahdi” have collectively received over 10 international awards. A Sundance Institute and Cinereach Film fellow, she earned her MFA at NYU Graduate Film School, where she received the Tisch School of the Arts Fellowship.

Lee Chatametikool

Lee Chatametikool is an award-winning film editor, director and post-producer. Starting with “Blissfully Yours” in 2002, he has edited over 30 feature films and shorts for many leading Southeast Asian directors including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aditya Assarat, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Boo Jun Feng and Kirsten Tan. His work has screened in all major film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Sundance.

He won Best Editor at the Asian Film Awards three times: in 2007 with Apichatpong’s “Syndromes and a Century”, in 2010 with Malaysia’s “Karaoke”, and in 2017 with Singaporean Boo Jun Feng’s “Apprentice”.

His directing debut, “Concrete Clouds”, premiered at the 2013 Busan Film Festival’s New Currents Competition, and went on to compete in Rotterdam, Shanghai, Taipei, and Edinburgh. It was awarded Best Film and Best Director by the Thai National Film Association Awards, Thai Film Director’s Association, Khom Chud Luek Awards, Bioscope Film Awards, and Starpics Thai Film Awards.

He currently runs White Light Post, Thailand’s leading post-production house for feature-film editing, colour grading and finishing.
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