Yongyoot Thongkongtoon

Yongyoot Thongkongtoon is Senior Director of New Business at GDH 559. He’s a driving force behind the marketing success of his studio’s titles as well as the expansion of their international potential (he was Head of International Business Department between 2004 to 2018 and Head of Marketing & Communications between 2018 to 2019). Yongyoot is also one of the founders of Hub Ho Hin Bangkok and served as producer and artistic director of KAAN Show (A Spectacular Cinematic Live Experience – at D’Luck Theatre, Pattaya). He also served as a president of the Thai Film Director Association between 2008 to 2009 and as Senior Director of International Department at GTH between 2004 to 2015.

His first film as a director was “The Iron Ladies”, the highest-grossing film in Thailand in 2000 and also an international hit. He also produced several other successful films including “Mekong Full Moon Party”, “The Iron Ladies 2” and “My Girl”. Yongyoot also directed one episode in the ensemble film “4-Bia” and the feature film “Best of Times” which represented Thailand at the 82nd Academy Awards back in 2010.
Jongsuk Thomas Nam

Based in South Korea, Thomas has been in the film industry for over 25 years, including his stint at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) before joining the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in 2007.

Thomas is currently the managing director of the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), BIFAN’s industry arm, and programmer of the festival's English-language films. He is also the curator of After Dark at the Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival and an adviser to several global project market programs including Sitges Pitchbox, Focus Asia-FEFF Udine and Blood Window-Ventana Sur, among others.
Meng Xie

A Beijing-based film producer, Meng XIE’s producing credits include Apichatpong Weerasethakul's “Memoria”, Miguel Gomes' “Savagery”, Anthony Chen’s “Wet Season” (2019), Sundance award-winning film “Free and Easy” (2017) as well as “Manchurian Tiger” by Geng Jun, and “Krabi, 2562” (2019) co-directed by Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong.

He founded Rediance to produce, finance and represent finest arthouse films internationally. Rediance’s recent sales lineups include Berlinale award-winning film “An Elephant Sitting Still” (2018), IDFA opening film “Kabul, City in the Wind” (2018), Locarno-winning film “The Science of Fictions” (2019), Cannes Quinzaine film “Ghost Tropic” (2019), Rotterdam Tiger award winner “The Cloud in Her Room” (2020), Venice films “Balloon” (2019) and “The Best is Yet to Come” (2020).

He was also selected as a jury member for a numbers of film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, CPH: DOX, FIDMarseille, the Beijing Film Festival and the FIRST Film Festival Xining.

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