Meet the Jury Panel

 
We are very honored to introduce our jury panel for the 2nd edition of SEAPITCH (Southeast Asian Project Pitch), which is composed of three esteemed producers, directors and international industry experts from across Asia.

• Aditya Assarat from Thailand
• Aurélie Godet from France
• Joko Anwar from Indonesia

The jury panel will take part in the online pitching session of the 8 selected projects and will decide the winners of SEAPITCH (Southeast Asian Project Pitch).

Aditya Assarat

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Aditya Assarat is a film director and producer from Thailand. His films include “Hi-So” and “Wonderful Town” which won the New Currents Award from Busan and the Tiger Award from Rotterdam. In addition, he is also the producer of many well-known Thai independent films such as “Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy” by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, which premiered in Venice, “Eternity” by Sivaroj Kongsakul which won the Tiger Award from Rotterdam, and “W” by Chonlasit Upanigkit, which premiered in Busan. His most recent film “Ten Years Thailand”, which he produced and co-directed, premiered in Cannes. He is the recipient of the national Silpathorn Award in 2010, given annually to individuals for their contributions to the Thai Cinema.

Aurélie Godet

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Aurélie Godet’s film career began in 2004, assisting Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón on project development. Subsequent years as the Deputy Director of Unifrance’s New York office enabled her to contribute to the promotion of French cinema in the US and to collaborate with north American distributors and film festivals. After relocating to Europe in 2010, she worked as a consultant for production companies and wrote for several publications including Cahiers du Cinéma.

In 2013, she joined the selection committee of the Locarno Festival, where she remained a programmer for six years. In 2014 she contributed in launching the first international film festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Godet also worked as a programmer and moderator for Three Continents Festival in Nantes and La Roche-sur-Yon.

In 2019, Godet joined the Berlinale’s selection committee and co-founded Parenting at Film Fests, a collective of film professionals aiming for a better work-life balance. She is a member of the advisory committee at Arte France Cinema.

Joko Anwar

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Born in 1976 in Medan, North Sumatra of Indonesia, Joko Anwar has been enjoying commercial and critical success as a writer and director. The first film that he wrote “Arisan!” (2003) won numerous awards at home and abroad and was hailed as a groundbreaking movie in Indonesia. His directorial debut “Janji Joni” (Joni’s Promise, 2005) was a box office smash comedy and was highly praised by international critics.

His next film, the genre-bending “Kala” (2007), was named one of the best films of the year by “Sight and Sound” magazine who cited him as one of the smartest filmmakers in Asia. His third feature “Pintu Terlarang” (The Forbidden Door, 2009) won top prize at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and was also named one of the best films of 2009 by Sight and Sound magazine. Richard Corliss of “TIME” magazine wrote that "As slick as it is sick, the movie could be Anwar's calling card for international employment".

He also mentioned the film as an "example of what movies could be but rarely dare to try". His next film “Modus Anomali” (Ritual, 2012) broke out into international market and also won praises from critics. His “A Copy of My Mind” (2015) competed at the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015.

His first horror feature "Pengabdi Setan” (Satan's Slaves) broke record as the highest grossing Indonesian horror film of all time and was the highest grossing Indonesian film in 2017. The film was sold to more than 42 countries and won the most awards in Indonesian equivalent of the Oscars.

His 7th feature was the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful superhero movie “Gundala” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by his 8th movie “Impetigore” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie was also a smash hit.

Anwar has also directed TV series for HBO Asia including “Folklore: A Mother's Love” (2018). He also writes for other directors.
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