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Awards Jury

短片組Awards Jury

  • Director-Image

    Basil KHALIL is an Academy Award and Palme d'Or nominated writer and director born and raised in Nazareth to a Palestinian father and British-Irish mother. His debut feature, A Gaza Weekend, premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, winning the FIPRESCI prize. Previous to that, he co-wrote and directed the short film Ave Maria, which premiered as an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to receive an Oscar nomination.

    巴辛.哈利勒 Basil Khalil
  • Director-Image

    Nik Amir MUSTAPHA is a director, producer, scriptwriter, and founder of Lumatic Films in Kuala Lumpur, producing feature films, TV shows and commercials. After completing his film studies at Metro Screen in Sydney, Australia, he embarked on his filmmaking career in 2010. His debut feature, KIL, premiered at the Osaka Asian Film Festival in 2013 and received Malaysia's top film award. His second film, Nova, continued his exploration of the fantasy genre and premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014. Now, he presents his third film, Imaginur, which he produced, directed, and co-wrote.

    尼克.阿米爾.穆斯塔法 Nik Amir MUSTAPHA
  • Actress-Image

    Ivy YIN is an all-round performer and artist. She is the co-writer of Talking With Your Boyfriend's Ex-Girlfriend, which won the 2008 Golden Bell Award for Best Writing for a Miniseries. Since 2013, she has been acknowledged numerous times for her acting performances, winning two Taipei Film Awards, two Golden Bell Awards, and earning nominations at the Golden Horse Awards and Seoul International Drama Awards.

    尹馨 Ivy YIN
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    Singing CHEN's work encompasses fiction, documentary and VR films. Her debut film, Bundled (2000), competed at Vancouver, while God Man Dog (2007) screened at Berlinale, VIFF, HKIFF, and Busan. Her VR experiences explore space and movement. Afterimage for Tomorrow (2018) exhibited at the NewImage Festival, and The Man Who Couldn't Leave (2022) won Venice Immersive Best Experience at the Venice International Film Festival. Her collective work is marked by a deep empathy for disenfranchised characters and a strong sense of social justice.

    陳芯宜 Singing CHEN
  • Director-Image

    CHENG Wen-tang is an award-winning producer and director with extensive experience in all aspects of filmmaking. As an independent producer, he built a reputation for producing quality documentaries and short films before expanding into feature films. In 2010, he won the Taipei Film Award for Best Director for his film Tears.

    鄭文堂 CHENG Wen-tang

XR組Awards Jury

  • The former executive producerr of Meta VR for Good-Image

    Acclaimed global innovator and tech leader, was the Executive Producer of Meta's VR for Good initiative (2016-2023). She had participated in impactful VR experiences, garnering awards and selections at festivals and social events, including Sundance, SXSW, and Venice Film Festival. Notably, she curated VR projects for the Nobel Peace Museum and UN General Assembly. Formerly, Amy managed digital ventures for LA Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, producing VAN Beethoven—a VR tour bringing classical music to underserved LA art communities. Beyond work, she enjoys beekeeping and jalapeño, she is also a licensed pyrotechnician.

    The former executive producerr of Meta VR for Good
    艾米席丹溫 Amy SEIDENWURM
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    Jay KIM, the XR curator of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), introduced Virtual Reality (VR) content at BIFAN in 2016 for the first time among Korean film festivals. Also, he newly established the BIFAN Beyond Reality section in 2019. Jay produced many XR projects since 2016, and his projects were invited to multiple international film festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW and IDFA and so on. Jay founded GiiOii studio in 2020 and is currently focusing on expanding the new media content ecosystem in South Korea.

    XR curator
    金鐘敏 Jay KIM
  • Producer-Image

    Estela started her film career working on Tsai Ming- Liang and Ang Lee’s Films. She founded Serendipity Films in 2015, to produce innovative productions with new technology & explore the future of storytelling. She is also a managing partner of the arthouse film production company HOUSE ON FIRE.

    陳斯婷 Estela Valdivieso CHEN