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Sabrina BARACETTI , Italy
Sabrina Baracetti is a founding member and president of Udine Far East Film Festival, president of cultural organisation C.E.C., an arthouse exhibition company, head of acquisitions of the distribution company Tucker Film, co-founder and consultant for Ties That Bind and member of the Board of Directors at Friuli Cinematheque. She served as a jury member on various film festivals dedicated to Asian Cinema.
Jacob Wong , Hong Kong
Jacob Wong is Director of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, and the Film Industry Services Office of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society. He is also the Delegate for East Asia for the Berlin International Film Festival.
Briccio Santos, Philippines
Briccio SANTOS is a painter, director and a writer, known for films Ala Verde, Ala Pobre (2006), Ala Suerte, Ala Muerte (2008) and Anino ng Setyemre (2007). In the mid 1970’s, after returning from Germany, he was among the first artists in the Philippines who pioneered independent filmmaking and made “Damortis.” He chaired the Film Development Council of the Philippines for six years (2010-2016) whose cultural initiative of film preservation and restoration eventually established the National Film Archives. In 2013, French President François HOLLANDE knighted Santos as Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur for his advocacy of promoting Philippine culture through cinema. Subsequently in 2016 he was given the knighthood of Ordine Della Stella D’Italia by the Italian President for promoting film culture.
He is currently the president of Film ASEAN, composed of public and private agencies for film and audiovisual industries in the ASEAN region.
Nam Dong-chul , Korean
Worked as a staff writer of Korean weekly film magazine Cine21 from 1995 and promoted to editor in chief since 2004. Began to serve as General Manager of Asian Film Market from 2008 to 2013. From 2013, worked as Programmer of Busan International Film Festival, in charge of Korean films.
Janet WU Yanyan , Mainland China
Janet WU Yanyan has been working on feature films, TV series and co-production projects in China and the US, many of which had box office success and recognition at major international film festivals. She has also been Producer for Bright East Entertainment Inc. and Heaven Pictures Inc.
Jennifer JAO , Taiwan
Jennifer JAO obtained her M.A. from University of Colorado Boulder of U.S.A. Jao was joined the Central Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) at the management department and participated in marketing, development, production and distribution for more than 60 feature films. Jao worked as a producer of co-production Taipei Factory I & II and Torokko. Now she is also the Vice President of Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet), Vice Chairman and Director of Taipei Film Commission, board member of Motion Picture Development Foundation, R.O.C., Director of Taiwan Film & Culture Association and Taiwan Original Filmmakers Union, as well as advisor to Taipei Film and Drama Union.
ISHIZAKA Kenji , Japan
ISHIZAKA Kenji is a film critic. He was Film Coordinator at the Japan Foundation and serves as Dean/Professor at the Japan Institute of the Moving Image (a.k.a. Imamura Shohei Film School).