Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2022 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:
• Dain Said from Malaysia
• John Canciani from Switzerland
• Kongdej Jaturanrasamee 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 2022 this January 2023.

Dain Said

Dain Said is an award-winning Malaysian writer, visual artist and filmmaker whose stories explore themes of memory, cultural hybridity and the human condition. His versatile directing career spans features, tv commercials, creative documentaries and video installations that have been produced and screened internationally. His critically acclaimed features, Bunohan (2011), Interchange (2016), and Dukun (2018), have led to Dain’s recognition as a tour de force in Malaysian cinema.

John Canciani

John Canciani is a film collector since he’s a teenager. He acquired his first experiences in curating films, when he founded and organised a film club in Winterthur. In 2009 he became member of the selection team and board member at the Swiss Youth Film Festival in Zurich. In 2009 he joined the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and was, amongst others, Head of Youth Programme, Programmer of the International Competition and Assistant to the Artistic Director. In 2012 he was assigned as Artistic Director. John is also a film curator at Kino Cameo Winterthur, where he advices the programme manager, regularly curates film programmes and moderates film talks. He has a Master in Advanced Studies in Curating from ZHdK and was Editor of the Issue No. 23 of the magazine on-curating "The Future of Short Film". He is Member of the Swiss and European Film Academy, Board Member at Pro Short and the Short Film Conference. Since 2019, board member of Visions SudEst, where he also selects projects for the production and post-production of feature films and documentaries. He advices festivals, film schools and filmmakers on programming, festival strategies, scripts and editing. 

Kongdej Jaturanrasamee

Kongdej Jaturanrasamee made his directorial debut with “Sayew” followed by “Midnight My Love” under Sahamongkolfilm and “Handle Me With Care” under GTH — all three movies received positive feedbacks from viewers and bagged various national and international awards. Besides, Kongdej is also recognized as a leading scriptwriter with works such as “The Letter”, “The Protector”, “Noo Hin: The Movie” and “Me Myself” under his belt.

His first independent film titled “P-047” was premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Italy. Besides, his film “Tang Wong” was also premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, and won the Suphannahong National Film Awards in various categories including Best Director. His film “Snap Snap” was chosen to screen and compete at the Tokyo International Film Festival. His latest film “Where We Belong” was premiered at the Busan International Film Festival, South Korean, and took home the Marie Claire Asia Star Awards 2019.Kongdej was honored with the national Silpathorn Award in 2014 by the Ministry of Culture of Thailand.
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