HUANG Jianxin ( Jury President)

Huang Jianxin is a key figure for the fifth generation of Chinese filmmakers. His Wooden Men’s Bride (1993) was well-received in International Film Festival Rotterdam. Back to Back, Fact to Face (1994) won the Best Actor at Tokyo International Film Festival the following year. He now serves as the manager of 4th production company of China Film Corporation and the head of China Film Directors' Guild.


Aditya Assarat studied film at the University of Southern California. In 2006 he started the company Pop Pictures to produce his debut feature Wonderful Town. It won the New Currents Award at Busan and the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. His second feature Hi-So (2010) was screened at Berlin and Busan. He produced 36, the debut feature of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, which won the New Currents Award at Busan in 2012.


Kiki Sugino made her screen debut in the One Shining Day and appeared in films by Kim Ki-Duk and Tetsuo Shinohara. She works as the producer and lead actress in almost all her films. Hospitalité was awarded Best Film in the Japanese Eyes section at Tokyo International Film Festival. She received Upcoming Producer’s Award by Japanese Professional Movie Awards for Odayaka.


Yeşim made her feature film debut in 1994 with The Trace. She received international recognition for her Journey to the Sun, which won the Blue Angel Award and the Peace Prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 1999. Her third film, Waiting For the Clouds was awarded NHK Sundance - International Filmmaker's Award. Her latest film Araf won the Best Actress Award at the Tokyo Film Festival in 2012.

WEN Tien-Hsiang

Wen Tien-Hsiang began writing film reviews as a student and received his MA in Art with a study of Tsai Ming-Liang. He is the former program director of Taipei Film Festival (2002-06). Now he serves as the CEO of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and a film critic for daily newspapers and specialist magazines. He also teaches at universities and has published several books on films, Taiwanese cinema and auteurs, including Taiwan Cinema 1992-2011.

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