Ms. Maxine Williamson

Jury Chairman
D.O.B: July 15, 1964
Director; Australia

Ms. Maxine Williamson is an artistic director at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. With many years of experience in the Film Industry, she has built the APSA Brand including the awards competition and filmmaker networks. Maxine is also the Film Director for Queensland’s signature annual film festival BAPFF. She acted as a member of the Jury for numerous international Film Festivals, e. g. the Berlinale or the Sydney Chinese Film Festival.

NETPAC(Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema)
APN (Asia-Pacific Producer’s Network)



Mr. Philip Cheah
Jury member

D.O.B: August 15, 1958
Film critic, Singapore


Mr. Philip Cheah is the editor of BigO, Singapore’s only independent pop culture publication. Together with others, he founded the Singapore International Film Festival. Today, he is Honorary Secretary of Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and program consultant for AsiaPacificFilms.com, the Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival. He was awarded with the Korean Cinema Award and for his achievement in the promotion of Asian cinema.

Books (co-editor):
And the Moon Danced: The Films of Garin (2004); Critic After Dark: A Review of Philippine Cinema (2005) with Noel Vera; Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema (2007) with Ngo Phuong Lan

As Jury member:
•    in 24th International Film Festival Rotterdam 1995
•    in 46th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival 1996
•    in 23rd Montreal World Film Festival 1999
•    in 40th Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival 2002
•    in 49th Sydney Film Festival 2002
•    in 30th Istanbul International Film Festival 2011
•    in 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival 2012
•    in 13th Brisbane International Film Festival 2004






Mrs. Nguyen Thi Phuong Hoa
Jury member

D.O.B: 1957
People’s artist, Director, Painter, Vietnam


Mrs. Nguyen Thi Phuong Hoa has graduated from The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK),has won Golden Lotus Awards in Vietnam Film Festival 1999 and Vietnam Film Festival 2007,  has won 4 Silver Lotus Awards, Golden Lotus Awards of Vietnam Cinema Association,  4 Best Graphic Depicting Painter Awards, 3 Best Director Awards of Vietnam Film Festivals, Certificate of merit of Vietnam Cinema Association and Vietnam Fine Arts Association. She has granted People’s Artist in 2012. She has worked in Vietnam animation single member limited company and Vietnam Television FilmCenter (VFC). She worked as a Jury member in Vietnam Film Festival 2013.

Bicycle (1999); Story of the shoes; The red umbrella (1998); The story of Co Loa Citadel (2011); Monster in the Lotus lake (2012); Leaves and Feathers (2005).

-    Won Golden medal in National Television Festival 2011 with “The story of Co Loa citadel”
-    Won Silver Lotus award in Golden Lotus Award 2012 and Second Prize in National Enviromental Film Festival with “Monster in the Lotus lake”
-    Won Best Director Award in Golden Kite Awards 2005 with “Leaves and Feathers”

The 4th Hanoi international film festival