BLENCONG AWARD

The Best Asian Short Film from the Light of Asia program will receive the Blencong Awards by judges. This year, we will corporate new perspectives by involving people from different backgrounds in choosing the best short film.

Penghargaan yang diberikan juri bagi film pendek Asia terbaik dari program Light of Asia. Tahun ini, kami menggunakan perspektif baru dengan berbagai latar belakang untuk menentukan film terbaik.

FESTIVAL JURY MEMBERS

Lee Chatametikool

Lee Chatametikool is an award-winning film editor, director and post-producer. Starting with ‘Blissfully Yours’ in 2002, he has edited over 30 feature films and shorts for many leading Southeast Asian directors including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aditya Assarat, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Boo Jun Feng and Kirsten Tan. His work has screened in all major film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Sundance. He won Best Editor at the Asian Film Awards three times: in 2007 with Apichatpong’s “Syndromes and a Century”, in 2010 with Malaysia’s “Karaoke”, and in 2017 with Singaporean Boo Joon Feng’s “Apprentice”. His directing debut, “Concrete Clouds”, premiered in 2013 Busan Film Festival New Currents Competition, and went on to compete in Rotterdam, Shanghai, Taipei, and Edinburgh. It was awarded Best Film and Best Director by the Thai National Film Association Awards, Thai Film Director’s Association, Khom Chud Luek Awards, Bioscope Film Awards, and Starpics Thai Film Awards. He currently runs White Light Post, Thailand’s leading post-production house for feature-film editing, colour grading and finishing.

Lee Chatameikool adalah editor, sutradara, dan post-produser film pemenang penghargaan. Diawali dengan dengan film ‘Blissfully Yours’ pada tahun 2002, hingga sekarang, ia telah mengedit lebih dari 30 film layar lebar dan film pendek untuk banyak sutradara terkemuka Asia Tenggara termasuk Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aditya Assarat, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Boo Jun Feng dan Kirsten Tan. Karyanya telah diputar di semua festival film besar termasuk Cannes, Venice, Berlin dan Sundance. Ia tiga kali memenangkan Best Editor di Asian Film Awards, pertama pada tahun 2007 dengan “Syndromes and a Century” arahan Apichatpong, tahun 2010 dengan film dari Malaysia yang berjudul “Karaoke”, dan pada tahun 2017 dengan “Apprentice” arahan Boo Joon Feng, sutradara dari Singapura.
Debut penyutradaraannya, “Concrete Clouds”, diputar perdana pada 2013 Busan Film Festival New Currents Competition. Setelah itu berkompetisi di Rotterdam, Shanghai, Taipei, dan Edinburgh. Film tersebut dianugerahi Best Film dan Best Director oleh the Thai National Film Association Awards, Thai Film Director’s Association, Khom Chud Luek Awards, Bioscope Film Awards, dan Starpics Thai Film Awards. Saat ini ia memimpin White Light Post, rumah pasca produksi untuk pengeditan, colour grading dan finishing film panjang terkemuka di Thailand.

Elvert Bañares

Elvert Bañares is an award-winning independent Filmmaker, Multi- Disciplinary Artist, Film Producer and Educator. His films were exhibited & screened in five continents, 30 countries and more than 75 international festivals. He was Festival Director and Programmer of the 1st & 2nd ASEAN Film Festival; and the pioneering festivals – eKsperim[E]nto Festival of Film & New Media (1999-2005) and CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival. He was the first Regional Manager of Cinemalaya in Visayas (2019); Founder of Western Visayas Film Grants Program & Education Showcase, the first and only film grants based in the Philippine regions; Programmer for Cinema Rehiyon 13 (2021); and currently Festival Director of Bakunawa Young Cinema and Sine Halaga Film Festival. During the pandemic period, he has won Best Screenplay at Cyber Shorts: AVR Film Festival (USA) and Special Mention Award at One Reeler Film Competition (USA) for his film “Dreams Aren’t Made by the Wind” while his micro-film “Ang May Akda: Ikatlong Yugto” (The Author: Chapter Three) won Extreme Scream Award at Berlin Flash Film Festival 2021 and Best in Category (Get To The Point) in Copenhagen WebFest 2021. He is a two-time Urian Awards Nominee, one of the top awards in the Philippines given by the Manunuri, a Philippine film critics group.

Elvert Bañares adalah Pembuat Film independen pemenang penghargaan, seniman multidisiplin, Produser Film dan Pendidik. Film-filmnya dipamerkan & diputar di lima benua, 30 negara dan lebih dari 75 festival internasional. Dia adalah Direktur Festival dan Programmer ASEAN Film Festival ke 1 & 2; dan festival-festival yang mempeloporinya – eKsperim[E]nto Festival of Film & New Media (1999-2005) dan CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival. Ia adalah Manajer Regional Cinemalaya pertama di Visayas (2019); Pendiri Western Visayas Film Grants Program & Education Showcase, program hibah film pertama dan satu-satunya di wilayah Filipina; Programmer untuk Cinema Rehiyon 13 (2021); dan saat ini merupakan Festival Director of Bakunawa Young Cinema dan Sine Halaga Film Festival. Selama masa pandemi, ia telah memenangkan Best Screenplay di Cyber Shorts: AVR Film Festival (USA) dan Special Mention Award di One Reeler Film Competition (USA) untuk filmnya “Dreams Aren’t Made by the Wind” sementara film mikronya “Ang May Akda: Ikatlong Yugto” (Penulis: Bab Tiga) memenangkan Extreme Scream Award di Berlin Flash Film Festival 2021 dan Best in Category (Get To The Point) di Copenhagen WebFest 2021. Ia dua kalo dinominasikan untuk menerima Urian Awards, salah satu penghargaan tertinggi di Filipina yang diberikan oleh Manunuri, sebuah kelompok kritikus film Filipina.

Hồ Thanh Thảo

Hồ Thanh Thảo was born in 1995, based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her first short documentary was shot when she was 14, it won the Golden Lotus for best short documentary at Golden Lotus Bud (Vietnam). She is one of young filmmakers studying at The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents. She also attended a directing class mentored by Tran Anh Hung at Autumn Meeting. Her first short fiction, “Ephemera”, was officially selected at Singapore International Film Festival (2017) and presented at many international cinema events.

Hồ Thanh Thảo lahir pada tahun 1995 dan tinggal di Hanoi, Vietnam. Ia membuat film dokumenter pendek pertamanya saat berusia 14 tahun. Film tersebut memenangkan Golden Lotus untuk film dokumenter pendek terbaik di Golden Lotus Bud (Vietnam). Ia adalah salah satu pembuat film muda yang belajar di The Center for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents. Ia juga mengikuti kelas penyutradaraan yang dibimbing oleh Tran Anh Hung di Autumn Meeting. Film fiksi pendek pertamanya, “Ephemera”, terpilih untuk diputar di Singapore International Film Festival (2017) dan diputar di berbagai acara sinema internasional.