The Southeast Asian Producers Network invites producers from the region to share their wealth of knowledge and information with one another in an open exchange of ideas. The network is a platform for further dialogue and opportunities for collaboration. The programme includes select dialogue sessions that will be open to the public. As part of our ongoing efforts to bring together the region’s film community, in 2019 the Southeast Asian Producers Network has expanded its programme to include additional industry professionals and events.
Director, Singapore Film Commission
Mary Liza Diño
Chairperson and CEO, Film Development Council of the Philippines
Director, Purin Pictures
Founder and CEO, Rediance
Head of Sales and Acquisitions, Asian Shadows
Filmmaker, 13 Little Pictures
Tran Thi Bich Ngoc
Producer, An Nam Productions
Founder and CEO, Base Entertainment
Foo Fei Ling
Producer, Ghost Grrrl Pictures
Producer, Taipan Films
Papahan Films, Singapore
The Creative Room, Singapore
Jade Francis Castro
VY/AC Productions, The Philippines
Electric Eel Films, Thailand
Epicmedia Productions, Philippines
Lim Shu Jia
Nguyen Luong Hang
Thu Thu Shein
Lao New Wave Cinema Productions, Laos
Teh Su Ching
Purple Tree Pictures, Singapore
Mobile Lab Project, Thailand
A Really Good Film Company, Singapore
NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, Singapore
LASALLE College of the Arts, Puttnam School of Film & Animation, Singapore
PRODUCERS CASE STUDY SESSION
In an intimate closed-door setting, six Southeast Asian producers with recent films are invited to share the process of creating their works with each other and our industry guests from the international film festival circuit and granting bodies; the successes, shortfalls and possibilities of stretching the potential of their company’s works.
Head, Locarno Film Festival Open Doors
Sophie Bourdon has over 25 years of experience in the European and international film industry; in international sales, co-productions, festivals and training. Among other responsibilities, she was Chief Executive of the European organisation ACE Producers for 11 years (2000-2011). Prior to ACE, she was an international sales agent for MK2 and Mercure Distribution.
Bilateral Affairs Advisor, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)
Julien Ezanno’s role at the CNC within the international policy unit is to develop bilateral relations, encourage foreign producers to work with French partners, and manage international co-productions. He was also the French delegate to Eurimages: the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works.
Director, Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and Film Industry Services Office
Jacob Wong has been working with the Hong Kong International Film Festival for over two decades, and is also the Berlinale’s delegate for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
CASE STUDY SESSION PARTICIPANTS
Yulia Evina Bhara
Yulia Evina Bhara is the founder of KawanKawan Media, a production company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her most recent film, The Science of Fictions directed by Yosep Anggi Noen premiered at this year’s Locarno Film Festival where it received a Special Mention award in the Concorso internazionale section, and won Boccalino d’Oro for best film awarded by independent film critics at the Locarno Film Festival.
Armi Rae Cacanindin
Armi Rae Cacanindin is a producer from the Philippines who specialises in international co-productions. Her two projects, Whether the Weather is Fine by Carlo Francisco Manatad and the creative documentary, Aswang by Alyx Ayn Arumpac, received the prestigious Aide aux cinémas du monde fund, for two consecutive cycles.
Co-founder of M’GO FILMS, PanuksmiHardjowirogois focused on co-producing works that respect the principal of cultural differences as being vibrant and inherently complex. Her recent credits include
Mai Meksawan co-founded Extra Virgin, which is now a leading independent production company in Thailand. In 2014, he founded Diversion, which recently produced Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s
Ellie Ngim is a film and TVC director and producer. She currently runs Bert Pictures and BeVRR, a production services company for feature films and TV. She was a directing fellow at the Asian Film Academy in 2015, and is also one of the lead producers for an HBO anthology narrative series spanning eight countries, eight directors and eight different stories.
Tran Thi Bich Ngoc
Tran Thi Bich Ngoc has worked on large-scale international productions in Vietnam such as Phillip Noyce’s Quiet American, Tran Anh Hung’s Vertical Ray of the Sun, and Hans Peter Moland’s Beautiful Country. She has produced acclaimed arthouse films such as Phan Dang Di’s Big Father, Small Father & Other Stories, and Ash Mayfair’s The Third Wife. Ngoc is the co-founder of Autumn Meeting, a non-profit organisation that supports young filmmakers in Vietnam and the region.
Producers Network Talk
Southeast Asian Stories on a Global Stage
24 Nov, Sun | 2.00pm | 90min | Oldham Theatre
As part of our ongoing efforts to bring together the region’s film community, this year’s Southeast Asian Producers Network has expanded its programme to include additional industry professionals and events. The three-day industry programme will bring together 25 producers and speakers, and they will address a range of pertinent topics relating to the latest developments and strategies in regard to content production in the region.