Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2020 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:

• Yeo Siew Hua from Singapore
• Chananun Chotrungroj from Thailand
• Kamila Andini from Indonesia

The jury panel will be in charge of selecting the prize winners from the 15 finalists. The short films will be screened as part of the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2020 during September 3-6, 2020, at SF World Cinema, CentralWorld.
Yeo Siew Hua

Yeo Siew Hua’s “A Land Imagined” (2018) won the Golden Leopard grand prize at the 71st Locarno Film Festival and went on to receive top awards at many international film festivals. Internationally distributed on Netflix, the film is Singapore’s entry to the Academy Awards (Oscars) 2020 and is the first ever Singapore-French-Dutch co-production.

The film also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Music Score at the prestigious 56th Golden Horse Awards 2019. For his achievements, Hua was conferred the Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award from the 29th Singapore International Film Festival 2018.

He is a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy and a founding member of the vanguard film collective, 13 Little Pictures.
Chananun Chotrungroj

Chananun Chotrungroj is a director of photography and artist based in Los Angeles. She served as Director of Photography alongside Sandi Sissel on the feature film “Karaoke Girl”, which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012 and won the Best Cinematography award at the Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards. Her latest works include the feature films “Yosemite" directed by Gabrielle Demeestere, “Motel Mist” directed by Prabda Yoon, “Don't Come Back from the Moon” directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung, “Pop Aye” by Kirsten Tan, “The Third Wife” by Ash Mayfair and “Materna” by David Gutnik.

She recently shot the short film “Seide” which is in competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. While pursuing an MFA in Film at New York University (NYU), she was awarded the Ang Lee Fellowship and Department Fellowship and received Nestor Almendros Awards for Outstanding Cinematography by a Woman in 2013 and 2015.

She was nominated for the 2020 Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for the feature film “The Third Wife” and won Best Cinematography at the Tribeca 2020 Film Festival for the feature film “Materna”.
Kamila Andini

Born in Jakarta on 6 May, 1986, Kamila Andini studied Sociology and Media Arts in Australia. Her concerns for social culture, gender equality and environmental issues lead to her passion to make films with a distinctive perspective of telling a story. In 2011, she released her debut feature film “The Mirror Never Lies”, which portrays the life of a sea wanderer in the Indonesian ocean. The film has traveled through more than 40 film festivals including Busan, Edinburgh, Seattle and the Berlinale International Film Festival and achieved more than 15 awards around the festival circuits.

Her two short films “Following Diana” and “Memoria” explore women’s issues both in the urban area of Jakarta and also in post-conflict areas of East Timor. Her second feature film “The Seen and Unseen” premiered in Platform Competition at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also this film made its way to film festivals all over the world and won 14 awards along the way, including Grand Prix winner in best feature film from Berlinale Generation kplus 2018.

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