INTERNATIONAL JURY BOARD 2022
The MFW8 International Jury Board consists of art, literature and film professionals, diverse in nationality, disciplines and gender. Board members are invited to preview the 2022 nominated short films which have passed the 2022 official selection.
The international juries will decide on the winner in each category for:
- MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2022
- MFW8 Best Children Short Award
- MFW8 Best Fiction Short Award
- MFW8 Best Documentary Short Award
- MFW8 Best Animation Short Award
- MFW8 Best Experimental Short Award
The board provides recommendations based on the juries’ personal written comments regarding various cinematic aspects of the nominated films. The final decision is reached during the festival following deliberation meetings among the jury members.
Minikino Film Week 8 is honored to welcome as jury members:
Leong Puiyee is an arts manager and film programmer based in Singapore. She was program manager for the short film section of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) from 2014 to 2019. She was part of the short film preselection team at the 2020 Busan International Film Festival and the 2020-2021 Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival’s short film selection team. Puiyee is currently a senior manager at Objectifs-Centre for Photography and Film managing the film programmes and projects.
Sound Engineer, Producer, Festival Director Ubud Village Jazz Festival/ Bali, Indonesia
Anom Darsana is a graduate in French literature and sound engineering from Switzerland. He is the founder of Antida Music Production, an internationally acclaimed recording studio in Bali. He has been involved in various music and art festivals in Bali, including the Ubud Village Jazz Festival (2013-present) and Audiobookportal.com (2020) among others. He also dedicates his expertise and resources to various creative and social activism projects, such as the Malu Dong Environment Festival and producing several online streaming art stages.
Hawa Essuman is a writer and director based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has directed a number of short and feature film projects, including Silas, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and Soul Boy, which screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide. She is also the co-founder of Manyatta Screenings and supports the next generation of African filmmakers by running master classes, workshops and panels about filmmaking across the continent.