Film industry centipede
Esther Bannenberg (TOTO cinema) has been working in the film industry in different capacities, from initiating local film events to local production (Lunanime), distribution (Lumiere) as well as international sales (Fortissimo) or consulting for international film markets (e.g. Berlin, Cannes) and coproduction markets (such as Rotterdam, Hong Kong). One of the many highlights has always been to be able to work with memorable films and makers from all over the world, including Asia!
Film critic, journalist
Ronald Rovers is a film critic for Trouw daily and Filmkrant magazine. He studied neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam, followed by a postgrad journalism at the University of Rotterdam. He is a regular FIPRESCI juror, among them the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. He lectures on film criticism.
Producer of Apprentice, programmer
Raymond PHATHANAVIRANGOON is a film producer and an international film festival programmer. Previously he served as international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival as well as Programme Consultant for the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Cannes Critics’ Week. Prior to that, he was the Director of Marketing & Special Projects (Acquisitions) for international sales agent Fortissimo Films. He acted as a Reading Committee Member for the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and was an advisory member of the Asian Film Awards (AFA). He was a jury member at festival such as Sarajevo, Vladivostok, Seattle, Antalya, Jecheon and others. Most recently he serves as Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC), a 8-month intensive script lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers. His producing credits include Boo Junfeng’s APPRENTICE, Josh Kim’s HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME), Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s HEADSHOT, Pang Ho-Cheung’s DREAM HOME, among others.