JURY OF SHORT FILMS

1. Mr. Jukka-Pekka Laakso - Festival director of Tampere Film Festival (Finland) – Head of the Jury

Jukka-Pekka Laakso (born 1959), is Festival Director and President of the Board of Directors of the Tampere Film Festival, Finland. He worked for the festival already in the early 80s in an operational capacity, and has been involved with the selection and programming since 2000, taking up the directorship in 2002. He also acts as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a local film centre in Tampere. Pirkanmaa is a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works in media education. Laakso is a member of European Film Academy.

2. Mr. Raymond Red – Director (Philippines) – Member

Raymond Red is a pioneer of Filipino alternative cinema, and has the distinction as the first Filipino to have won the Palme D’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his short film Anino in 2000. Having established himself with experimental and narrative shorts in the 1980s, he soon made independent full-length feature films in the ‘90s making the historical films Bayani produced by ZDF Germany, and independently produced Sakay, and the television feature Kamada. He also won awards for his recent films Himpapawid (Manila Skies, 2010), Kamera Obskura (2012), and Mga Rebeldeng May Kaso (2015). He has now mentored a new generation of filmmakers, exhibited his films in numerous international film festivals, and has served as lecturer and juror. He has also spoken for major technology companies like Canon, Sony, and Panasonic. Red is now preparing for his next feature, Makapili, a World War II a project presented at the 2018 Cannes Producers' Network


3. Mr. Ly Thai Dung – People's Artist,  Director of Photography – Member

Born in 1964, People's Artist Ly Thai Dung graduated from Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, major in Cinematography in 1987. He was the intern at La Fémis University (France) in 1998 and HFF-PostDam, Germany in 1998; got the diploma of Digital filmmaking program at University of Southern California (USC), US in 2004. He worked at National Documenttary and Scientific Film Studio One Member Company Limited; Service and Cooperation Film Company (Secofilm), Vietnam Feature Film Studio and. He is now the Deputy Dean of Cinematic Arts, Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema. He has filmed popular Vietnam movies from 1990s to now. In addition, he made some documentaries for UNDP, UNICEF, SCUK… He won award for Best Cinematography at: 13th Vietnam Film Festival, 2001 (The Deserted Valley); 15th Vietnam Film Festival, 2007 (Dance of Death); 16th Vietnam Film Festival, 2010 (Adrift). He won international awards at Asian Film Award  -  Hong Kong 2010 (Adrift); ASEAN Film Festival, Malaysia - 2017 (The Way Station) and Milano Film Festival – Italia, Houston Film Festival - US, ReelHeart Film Festival – Canada (Father and Son). At the 17th Vietnam Film Festival, he won Best Cinematography Award with The Way Station. Previously, this film led him to Best Cinematography Award from Vietnam Cinema Association, 2017.

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