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The members of the Jury

 

Michael Burke – Chair of the Panel 

Michael-Burke-TischMichael Burke's first feature, The Mudge Boy (Showtime Independent Films/Strand Releasing), premiered in the Dramatic Competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, won the Outfest 2003 Grand Jury Award, and was released theatrically to critical acclaim in May 2004.  Michael was selected for both the Sundance Institute Writer's and Filmmaker's Lab 2000. Awards include the 2001 Richard Vague Production Grant, the American winner of the 2000 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award, Special Jury Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and the 1999 NYU First Prize Wasserman Award. Michael recently wrote Cripple a.k.a Right Angle for Gilbert Films. The film is currently in post-production. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America East. He is a Chair, Department of Graduate Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore. www.tischasia.nyu.edu.sg

 

Daniel Yun   

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Yun Hui Xiang (Daniel Yun) is a veteran Singaporean film producer, former managing director for MediaCorp Raintree Pictures and a founder and CEO of Homerun Asia movie company. He has gone on to co-produce and finance over 20 films made in China and Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, as well as produced the first Singapore movie to participate in 2006 Sundance Film Festival, ONE LAST DANCE. Daniel joined SBC Radio as Vice-President of Radio Sales in 1991 and became Head of Programming in 1992. He then went on to establish and head the Marketing Communications as well as the Programming and Acquisition departments for Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS), when the station became corporatized in 1994. In 1998, Daniel was appointed the CEO of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures. In 2010, Daniel Yun founded Homerun Asia, a Singapore-based movie company engaged in the key value chain of filmmaking – development, producing, marketing and distribution of commercial movies for key Asian territories. www.homerunasia.com

  

Natacha Devillers

Natacha_DevillersShe worked at the French Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) in 1992/93, followed by film sales in Turkey and then in Paris for the Turner Group. Created with Shanty Harmayn the first Jakarta International Film Festival in Indonesia in 1999, which she then co-directed for three years. Still with Harmayn, created in-Docs, a documentary film training program geared to Indonesian filmmakers, as well as Tanimbar Pictures, the first film distribution company for independent films in Indonesia. Headed up Les Petites Lumières on her return to Paris in 2003. Natacha hares her time between Chinese film projects since 2006 and European ones. www.chinabluefilms.com