Festival Manager / Marketing Director
For years Arnaud Pereira produced and hosted morning shows for the French national radio station Fun Radio. He worked as a writer, artistic director and creative content producer for television and communication bureaus (a.o. France Télévision, Canal+, TF1, Havas, Aviva). Since 2020 Arnaud is the executive director of Tapis Rouge, the french film festival of Amsterdam, where he is responsible for managing the team and organizing the festival. To pursue his desire to promote international cinema in The Netherlands, Arnaud had the opportunity to be appointed festival manager of the CinemAsia Film Festival 2022.
Jia Zhao is a Chinese-Dutch film producer based in Amsterdam. She founded MUYI FILM and SILK ROAD FILM SALON in 2012. Coming from Asia and based in Europe, Jia skillfully matches resources from the East and West to nurture and mentor emerging voices and to bring authentic stories to the world in high cinematic quality. In 2021, “A Marble Travelogue“ by Sean Wang is selected for IDFA Frontlight and “I’m So Sorry“ (co-producer) by Zhao Liang for Cannes film festival. Jia joined the leading distribution/production company Off the Fence and is now also Director of Asia responsible for sales and (co-)production. Off the Fence is a 100% subsidiary of ZDF Enterprises.
Sofía Murell works as a freelancer in the cultural sector organizing and programming festivals and events (off and online). From visiting CinemAsia as a spectator in 2012 to becoming festival coordinator and programmer, she has seen and been involved in the growth of CinemAsia. This wonderful film festival and community appeals to her as a film lover with a deep interest in East Asian culture and cinema. With its amazing team, CinemAsia is contributing to a stronger cinematic and multicultural landscape in the Netherlands.
Funds manager / event manager
Dewi joined the CinemAsia family in 2009. Between 2009 – 2012 she was involved in side programming, Indonesian & Queer programming and outreach. Since then she’s been on board as a fundraising advisor and per 2021 actively involved again as main fundraiser and putting together the general outlines of the 2022 festival.
Ron is the Program Coordinator at CinemAsia, a film programmer, and an M.A. student in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His work is located at the intersections of visual culture and political geography. New to the festival and to the city, Ron is excited to be a part of the CinemAsia community and meet new audiences. He has worked for JAYU’s Human Rights Film Festival, the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, and the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival.
Arnaud Kokosky Deforchaux
Arnaud has been a member of the team of Tong Tong Fair, The Hague since 2002; as programmer, artistic director and international relations manager. His expertise is Indonesian and Indo-European culture. Among other things, he has worked on the Indisch Film Festival and taught at the Bali Summer School. Since studying classical and modern dance (Arnhem) and Balinese dance and culture (Bali), he has worked as a dancer, performer and choreographer specializing in Balinese dance.
“From the beginning of the CinemaAsia festival, I have enjoyed the variety of films. I am always excited to see the happy, colorful and mixed audience enjoying Asian films, and the special events. And, of course, the delicious Asian food!”
Side Events Curator
Minhong was born in China and currently lives and works as a visual artist in Amsterdam. She graduated in 2013 from the China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing and obtained the degree in design at the Sandberg Instituut in 2016. Her work is relating to social issues in this digital world and ranges from video installations to experiential performances which explores representations of power. Right now she is organising a dialogue on new ways of visual communication under the I YU Studio she founded in 2016. She has organised/curated the programme to explore human emotions, pain, sense of belonging and poetry. Her focus is on the new generation of Asian how can they find a position as immigrants, outsiders, invaders and lovers.
Graphic Designer/ Web master
Kin is one of the longest serving Team member of CinemAsia. He also does design for Picl, Rialto, World Cinema Amsterdam and Eye Film. He is also a Digital Innovator for the Hogeschool Rotterdam
Online Marketing Manager
Way Yee Kan
Hearing stories, telling stories, sharing stories and enjoying stories! The CinemAsia Film Festivals has many stories in their films. And as the volunteer coordinator I talk to all volunteers for more stories. I hear them telling their personal stories. These beautiful people sharing their story with me is pure enjoyment.