We are very honored to introduce our jury panel for the 3rd edition of SEAPITCH (Southeast Asian Project Pitch), which is composed of three esteemed producers, programmers and international industry experts from across Asia and Europe.

• Georges Goldenstern from France
• Kiki Fung from Hong Kong
• Soros Sukhum from Thailand

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).

Georges Goldenstern

Georges Goldenstern has been for more than 20 years in charge of the production of Cinema Cinema by Arte, the European culture TV channel. He also founded Arte France Cinema and, as a general director, co-produced more than 250 films.

Since 2022, Goldenstern has served as the executive manager of Cinéfondation as part of the Cannes Film Festival supporting the development of films for new-generation filmmakers around the world.

Kiki Fung

Kiki Fung is Programme Consultant for the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Advisor for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’s School of Film & Television, and a contributor for the Udine Far East Film Festival. She was former Head Programmer for Australia’s Brisbane International Film Festival and Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, and has guest-curated for the Brisbane Festival and Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Before moving to Australia in 2010, she worked at the Hong Kong Film Archive for seven years during which she assisted in editing a number of publications on Hong Kong’s cinemas. She is a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. Her recent essays were published in Wong Ain Ling’s The Cinema of Wong Kar-wai (Chinese), HKIFF Society’s Naruse Mikio, 110th Anniversary (Chinese) and the Asian Film Archive’s website (English).

Soros Sukhum

Soros Sukhum is regarded as the most important independent producer working in Thailand. He currently supports a generation of Thai filmmakers including Aditya Assarat, Sivaroj Kongsakul, Anocha Suwichakornpong and Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. His resume includes numerous prizewinners including Rotterdam Tiger and Busan New Current winners: “Wonderful Town” (2007), “Mundane History” (2009), “Eternity” (2010) and “36” (2012).He recently co-produced award-winning films such as “Diamond Island” (2016) from Cambodia’s Davy Chou and Singapore’s “Pop Aye” (2017) by Kirsten Tan as well as “Memoria”, a Columbia co-production film by Apichatpong Weerasetakul that world premiered at the 2021 Festival de Cannes.
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