18 MFF JURIES
stablished SMG in 2018 and operationalized the first state owned TV station, known as TVS, in one of the fastest execution in the broadcasting industry, within months of acquiring its license. As of Dec 2021, TVS has garnered 8.1mil unique audience through the Astro platform.
Previously identified as a top talent in TM Bhd, he was subsequently appointed as the Swk State General Manager and has won numerous recognitions in his career and continues to enjoy organizational setups and transformations.
SARBINI HAJI HAMDAN
eong Puiyee is an arts manager and film programmer based in Singapore. She was the Programme Manager of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) from 2014 – 2019, taking lead of the Short Films programme. She was part of the Short Films pre-selection team with the Busan International Film Festival 2020, and the 2020-2021 Short Films selection team of the Bangkok-ASEAN Film Festival. Puiyee is currently the Senior Manager at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, where she manages the film programmes and projects.
LEONG PUI YI
isabona Rahman studied moving image preservation and presentation in Amsterdam and worked in the team of a specialised restoration laboratory in Bologna. Lisabona is a freelance consultant and programmer currently based in Berlin/Jakarta and she is a member of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA).
heyenne Tan is a filmmaker whose film she co-produced, St. Louis Superman, has been nominated for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Documentary Short Subject category. It won a Critics' Choice Award for Best Short Documentary and was named one of the International Documentary Association's Documentaries Of The Decade. She produced another documentary short, Shelter, in partnership with Sesame Workshop which is now nominated for an NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Short Form Series or Special - Reality/Nonfiction category.
Cheyenne is Creative Executive and Co-Producer at Academy-Award Nominated director and Netflix's Indian Matchmaking creator, Smriti Mundhra's production company, Meralta Films. She is temporarily based in Kuching, Borneo because will it always be home.
hairi Anwar is a storyteller for the stage and screen. His films and stage plays spark discussion about the socio-economic & socio-political issues in Malaysia, such as Mentega Terbang (2020), Ralat The Musical (2019), POHLITHIK (2019), & IQ.Rock (2018). Khairi strives to tell more contemporary Malaysian stories to the world.
PHẠM THU HẰNG
hạm Thu Hằng worked as a researcher in Vietnam Institute of Culture and Art since 2004. She later joined HanoiDoclab, a breakthrough documentary and video art center in Hanoi where she made several short documentary films. She has since decided to add her voice in the small but active and growing community of young independent documentary filmmakers in Vietnam. Hang recently obtained her Master’s in Documentary Directing in a consortium of three universities in Europe under the DocNomads Joint Master program in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels.
Her concern in filmmaking opens to many themes but mainly draws attention to rediscovering Vietnamese culture and the connection between the internal world in Vietnam and the world outside, especially in the context of contemporary globalization.
zam Pitt is an actor, singer and host. He began his career in 2009 when he joined Bintang RTM (one of the oldest talent contests in Malaysia) and MyStarz LG 2009/10 TV3. Since then, he has performed and hosted more than 20 shows shown on local TVs and cinemas.
He wishes to contribute to building a greater creative industry in Sarawak Borneo by nurturing and grooming the future generation of young artists in whatever creative industry they are involved in.