LIGHT OF ASIA JURY MEMBERS

ANOCHA SUWICHAKORNPONG

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Anocha Suwichakornpong is a film director and producer from Thailand. Her first feature, Mundane History, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Her second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, which received financial support from the Ministry of Culture of Thailand, the Hubert Bals Fund, Prince Claus Fund, and Doha Film Institute, world premiered in the International Competition at Locarno International Film Festival and is currently touring the festival circuit. The film has received distribution deals in UK, US, Canada, and France. Also active as a producer, Anocha has produced In April the Following Year, There was a Fire (dir.: Wichanon Somumjarn), Concrete Clouds (dir.: Lee Chatametikool), and How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (dir.: Josh Kim). In 2017, Anocha together with Visra Vichit-Vadakan founded Purin Pictures, an initiative that supports independent cinema in Southeast Asia.

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Anocha Suwichakornpong adalah seorang sutradara dan produser film asal Thailand. Film panjang pertamanya, Mundane History, memenangkan banyak penghargaan termasuk Tiger Award di Rotterdam. Film panjangnya yang kedua, By the Time It Gets Dark, mendapatkan dukungan pendanaan dari Kementerian Kebudayaan Thailand, Hubert Bals Fund, Prince Claus Fund, dan Doha Film Institute. Film ini ditayangkan pertama kali dalam sesi Internal Competition (Kompetisi Internasional) Locarno International Film Festival dan saat ini tengah berkelana ke jejaring festival lainnya. Karya ini telah mendapatkan tawaran distribusi di Inggris, Amerika Serikat, Kanada, dan Prancis. Anocha juga telah memproduseri beberapa film, yakni In April the Following Year, There was a Fire (sutradara: Wichanon Somumjarn), Concrete Clouds (sutradara: Lee Chatametikool), dan How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (sutradara: Josh Kim). Tahun 2017, Anocha dan Visra Vichit-Vadakan mendirikan Purin Pictures, sebuah prakarsa untuk mendukung perfilman independen di Asia Tenggara.

REZA RAHADIAN

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Reza Rahadian, known as a model and actor, was born in Jakarta on 5 March 1987. Until now, Reza has starred in dozens of film titles and successfully won many prestigious awards. Reza started his career when winning the selection of Top Guest Aneka Yess! in 2004. His acting debut on the big screen was at Film Horor (2007) and Pulau Hantu 2 (2008). From the film with shades of horror, Reza started to prove the quality of his acting on Perempuan Berkalung Sorban (2009). After playing hard temperament, Reza had tried comedy in Kirun + Adul (2009). He tried to play different characters in every movie, as in the films Hari untuk Amanda (2009) and Queen Bee (2009). His act in Emak Ingin Naik Haji is increasingly shining, his name can also be equated with the senior players. Proven in the arena of FFI 2009, he won Pemeran Pendukung Pria Terbaik (Best Male Supporting Actor) title for his role in Perempuan Berkalung Sorban. Reza successfully won a brilliant achievement in the field of cinema in Indonesia Film Festival 2010 as Pemeran Pria Utama Terbaik (Best Actor) through the film 3 Hati 2 Dunia 1 Cinta.

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Reza Rahadian lahir di Jakarta, 5 Maret 1987. Ia dikenal sebagai model dan aktor. Hingga kini, Reza telah membintangi puluhan film dan berhasil memenangkan banyak penghargaan bergengsi. Ia mengawali kariernya setelah memenangkan pemilihan Top Guest Aneka Yess! tahun 2004. Debut keaktorannya di layar lebar adalah dalam Film Horor (2007) dan Pulau Hantu 2 (2008). Setelah film dengan suasana horor, Reza membuktikan kualitas aktingnya dalam Perempuan Berkalung Sorban (2009). Selepas memainkan peran dengan temperamen keras, ia mencoba genre komedi dalam Kirun + Adul (2009). Ia mencoba memerankan beragam karakter dalam setiap proyek film selanjutnya, misalnya dalam Hari untuk Amanda (2009) dan Queen Bee (2009). Aktingnya dalam Emak Ingin Naik Haji amat bersinar sehingga namanya disandingkan dengan para aktor senior. Dalam ajang Festival Film Indonesia (FFI) 2009, ia memenangkan penghargaan Pemeran Pendukung Pria Terbaik atas perannya dalam Perempuan Berkalung Sorban. Pada ajang FFI tahun berikutnya, Reza berhasil memenangkan penghargaan Pemeran Pria Utama Terbaik atas perannya dalam 3 Hati 2 Dunia 1 Cinta.

WREGAS BHANUTEJA

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Wregas Bhanuteja was born in Jakarta on 20 October 1992. He grew up and had his first encounter with the world of cinema in Yogyakarta. Studying at the Faculty of Film and Television Jakarta Institute of Arts, majoring in film directors, he graduated in 2014 with a final project titled Lemantun (2014) which tells the story of his family. Another short film entitled Lembusura (2014) is his first debut in international film festival, precisely at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He was also involved in the production of widescreen movies Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2 as Behind the Scene & Promotional Video Director. Now he keeps actively making short film. Prenjak (In the Year of Monkey) is his new short film winning the Best Short Film award at 55th Semaine de la Critique Cannes Film Festival 2016.

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Wregas Bhanuteja lahir di Jakarta, 20 Oktober 1992. Ia dibesarkan dan mengenal film untuk pertama kalinya di Yogyakarta. Wregas adalah lulusan tahun 2014 Fakultas Film dan Televisi Institut Kesenian Jakarta dengan konsentrasi penyutradaraan film. Tugas akhir kuliahnya berjudul Lemantun (2014), sebuah film yang bercerita tentang keluarganya. Film pendeknya yang berjudul Lembusura (2014) menjadi debutnya dalam festival film internasional, kala itu diputar di Berlin International Film Festival ke-65. Ia juga terlibat dalam produksi film layar lebar Ada Apa dengan Cinta? 2 sebagai Sutradara Video Belakang Layar & Promosi. Saat ini, ia aktif membuat film pendek. Prenjak (In the Year of Monkey) adalah film terbarunya yang memenangkan penghargaan Best Short Film (Film Pendek Terbaik) dalam 55th Semaine de la Critique Cannes Film Festival 2016.