An alumnus of the prestigious Film and TV Institute of India, Pune in 1983. Bina has been working as a Film Editor for the last thirty years. She has worked with many leading filmmakers in India and has won several State and National Awards for Editing. Some of the films she has edited are: Amma Ariyan Dir: John Abraham, Agnisakshi Dir: Shyamaprasad, Janmadinam Dir: Suma Josson, Mitr, My Friend Dir: Revathi, Dance like a Man Dir: Pamela Rooks, In Othello Dir: Roysten Abel, Daya Dir: Venu.
Bina has also worked as Director on Documentary films. Her latest film on Women in Universities The Sound of Silence has been screened at numerous National & International Film Festivals. As Executive Producer, Bina has worked on various film campaigns on tobacco use, elder care, diabetes management and palliative care. This has involved research, direction and production. Along with filmmaking Bina has also been the Artistic Director of the International Film Festival of Kerala and the International Short and Documentary Festival of Kerala since its inception. She has served on Juries at numerous festivals including Berlin, Durban, Locarno, Romania and Zanzibar. Bina regularly curates programs for film festivals in India and abroad.View Profile
Anderson Le diligently works in the global promotion of independent and world cinema as Artistic Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). In addition to his duties at HIFF, Le also serves as a program consultant for several film festivals including the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, Singapore International Film Festival and Reel Asian in Toronto. Le previously worked as the international programmer for Comcast, working in providing monthly content for Xfinity on Demand with a focus on Asian and Asian American content. In 2012, Le co-founded You Offend Me You Offend My Family, the digit content offshoot of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s production company. In 2019, he co-founded EAST, a transpacific production company producing global content. Their first productions included Rom (2019), which won the New Currents Prize at Busan, and Be Water (2020), an official selection of both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Their latest project Maika (2022) was an official selection at Sundance.View Profile
Delphine Garde-Mroueh has had more than 15 years experience in the film, art, and cultural industries in the United Arab Emirates. For ten years she was the Head of Programme Administration & Film Services for the Dubai International Film Festival and programmed the highly-regarded Arabian Nights section. Pursuing her aim to connect audiences to Arab and world cinema, champion emerging and acclaimed filmmakers, and promote Arab film and talent on the international stage, she is currently collaborating on various research and curation projects.View Profile
Dr. Gulnara Abikeyeva is a film critic from Kazakhstan, the author of several books about films and cinema process. Her second book Cinema of Central Asia: 1990-2001 received the prestigious White Elephant Award of Guild of Film Citics of Russia as the best book about cinema of the year published in CIS. Her book Nation-Building in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian States, and How This Process is Reflected in Cinematography (2006) was awarded the national Kulager Prize in 2007. In 2013 she had three international publications: Cinema in Central Asia. Rewriting Cultural Histories (Great Britain), co-edited by Michael Rouland and Birgit Beumers, The Unknown New Wave of Central Asian Cinema (South Korea), co-edited by Kim Ji-Seok and Makhmalbaf’s Film House (Russia). She is a member of FIPRESCI, NETPAC and the APSA Academy. In 2016 she was awarded by French L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.View Profile
Before working in the film industry, Badalu has various jobs in other arts-related institution such as Goethe-Institut Jakarta as the Theater Manager, Cultural Officer at Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta. He got selected in an arts internship for Arts Management at The Performance Space Sydney in 2000 by Yayasan Kelola. He is also the recipient of Ashoka Foundation Fellowship for his work in LGBT activism through arts with the Q! Film Festival that he co-founded in 2002. He was a part-time lecturer in London School of Public Relation Jakarta in 2008-2011. Badalu wears many hats in in the film industry since 2000. He has worked as a Festival Delegate for A-list film festivals such as Berlinale, Shanghai, Tallinn and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. He is also an independent producer who has produced award-winning films and premiered in reputable festivals i.e Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, and Busan. Currently, he works for Busan Film Festival and Sheffield Docs. His latest short film as a producer: BASRI AND SALMA IN A NEVER-ENDING COMEDY is selected at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.View Profile
Kiki Fung is film critic, curator, and Programme Consultant for Hong Kong International Film Festival. She was former Head Programmer for Brisbane International Film Festival and its successor, Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. She has guest-curated for the Brisbane Festival and Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Before moving to Australia in 2010, she served at the Hong Kong Film Archive for seven years in areas of program organisation, management and publication editing, having assisted in editing three volumes of Hong Kong Filmography, among others. She is a member of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and Hong Kong Film Critics Society; her recent essays published in Ain Ling Wong (ed)’s The Cinema of Wong Kar-wai and HKIFF Society (ed)’s Naruse Mikio, 110th Anniversary.View Profile
Born in Paris, France. Since 2000, Yoshi Yatabe has been involved in film distribution and in film festivals. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Tokyo International Film Festival, where he has served as programming director for the Japanese film section and the international competition section, until March 2021. He has produced Japanese documentary films such as Aga no Kioku (2005, Makoto Sato) and Chokora! (2009, Shigeru Kobayashi) and is now advisor for Tokyo Documentary Film Festival. In March 2022, he organized a special screening in Tokyo to support Ukrainian filmmakers. He also writes critics and reports in newspapers and in web-medias.View Profile
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