Asian Stories for Our Future: Industry Collaborations between Asia and Europe

Saturday 11 March | 16:00 – 18:00  | Studio/K 

English | Free entrance

Like many other developments in the two to three decades in Asia, Asian filmmaking has changed from being supported and showcased by the West, to equal partnership backed by Asian funding and resources. Streamers based on subscribers and FAST channels contribute to the fast changing landscape of the media world. Towards the future, how shall we collaborate between Europe and Asia, to support more underrepresented voices and to contribute together to enhance reciprocal understandings and cultural symbiosis in this world through filmmaking.


Gugi Gumilang

Since 2021, Gugi has taken the lead as an Executive Director at In-Docs, a non-profit organisation that organised Docs by the Sea and Good Pitch Indonesia.

His professional interest mainly centres around film projects with societal impacts. Gugi has several years of experience in film festival management and has served as a panelist, selection committee and juror for established international film festivals and film funds, including Cannes Docs, DOK Leipzig, Sunny Side of the Doc, IDFA, International Documentary Association and Purin Pictures.


Heejung Oh 

Heejung Oh grew up in South Korea, and her life is divided between Seoul and Amsterdam. She founded Seesaw Pictures in 2017, a boutique production company with a slate of award-winning films. She has (co-)produced films selected for prestigious festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale, IDFA, CPH:DOX, IFFR, Hotdocs. She loves working with young and established filmmakers with strong artistic visions and sensitivity. She is an alumni of EAVE, Eurodoc, Rotterdam Lab, and Berlinale Talents, and has been invited to the selection committee of Sheffield Doc/Fest, DOK Leipzig, and AIDC.


Froukje Tan

Froukje Tan  studied animation, film and photography at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She made documentaries, short films and single plays for Dutch television. Her first feature LINKS LEFT (2008) premiered at IFFR, was shown at many film festivals over the world and won a silver Melies. In 2012 her family film SWCHWRM, a Toon Tellegen book adaptation, was released in Dutch cinema. She developed awareness project THE SMELL OF DATA icw Leanne Wijnsma, which was published in Time magazine. Het latest feature  Kung Fu Lion, which is the first Dutch- Chinese coproduction is just released in Dutch theatres and will be released in China as well.


Thu Ha Nguyen Thi 

Thu Ha is based in Amsterdam and has worked in film and tv for the past 10 years. At first for the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO, where she oversaw international business development. Currently Thu Ha works for the international department of the Netherlands Film Fund which supports minority co-productions of feature films, documentaries, (short) animation and interactive and immersive media project. The department focuses on creative co-productions with a strong artistic, international appeal and substantial creative Dutch input. The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film related activities in the Netherlands. Its focus is to develop and strengthen Dutch cinema and film culture both domestically and internationally.