Esther Bannenberg (TOTO cinema) heeft in de film industrie verschillende functies vervuld. Van initieren tot organiseren van lokale film evenementen, productie (Lunanime), distributie (Lumiere) of het internationaal verkopen (Fortissimo) en adviseren voor internationale film beurzen (zoals Berlijn, Cannes) of coproductie markten (bijv Rotterdam, Hong Kong). Een van de vele hoogtepunten is om altijd weer te mogen samenwerken met gedenkwaardige films en makers van over de hele wereld, inclusief Azie!
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.