Philip Cheah is a film critic and is the editor of BigO, Singapore’s only independent pop culture publication. He is Advisory Council member of Network for the Promotion of Asia-Pacific Cinema (NETPAC), and is currently program consultant for the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, the Eurasia International Film Festival, and Shanghai International Film Festival. He is Patron of the SEA (South-east Asia) Screen Academy in Makassar, Indonesia and is Co-Director of the Asia Pacific Screen Lab. He is co-editor of the books, Garin Nugroho: And the Moon Dances; Noel Vera: Critic After Dark and Ngo Phuong Lan: Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema.
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