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Get to know the advisors and mentors at the International Film Camp

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Roger Garcia, AFAA and IFC Advisor:

A film festival executive, producer and writer. He has been executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Asian Film Awards Academy, artistic director of the Hainan Island International Film Festival, and curator, consultant, and juror to many international film festivals. Roger Garcia is also a film producer who has worked in Asia, Europe and Hollywood on films and TV.

 

Terence Chang, IFC Advisor:

A filmmaking student at New York University in the mid-70s. Upon his return to his native Hong Kong, he started producing a series of acclaimed and successful movies. In 2012, Chang received the prestigious CineAsia “Producer of the Decade” Award.  Since then he had focused on working with young directors. Some of his most famous works include Mission Impossible 2 (2002) and the Chinese epic Red Cliff (2008).

 

Mabel Cheung, IFC Chief Mentor:

 Her filmmaking career started in the 1980’s with critically acclaimed “migration trilogy”: Illegal Immigrant (1985, directorial debut), An Autumn’s Tale (1987) and Eight Taels of Gold (1989). Two of her most renowned films, The Soong Sisters (1997) and City of Glass (1998) marked another peak of her career. Cheung has also been very active at Hong Kong University, where she has for many years dedicated her time to help foster Hong Kong’s next-generation filmmakers. 

 

Anthony Chen, IFC Mentor:

An award-winning writer, director and producer from Singapore, he became the first Singaporean to be awarded at Cannes for his short film AH MA in 2007. His debut feature ILO ILO (2013) was awarded the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by 40 international awards including 4 Golden Horse Awards.

 

Ding Yuin Shan, IFC Mentor:

Acting Dean of the School of Film and Television Faculty at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Ding Yuin Shan graduated from University of Rochester with a double degree in History and Film Studies. He also received an MA degree in Cinema Studies from NYU Tisch School of Arts. He oversaw the development, production and promotion of over 20 feature films since 1999, including Election 1 & 2 (2005) by director Johnnie To, and Eye in the Sky (2007) by director Yau Nai Hoi.

 

Tan Chui Mui, IFC Mentor:

Born in Kuantan, Malaysia in 1978, her film Love Conquers All (2006) won the New Currents Award and prizes in international film festivals in Busan and Rotterdam. She was invited to the Cannes Cinefondation Residency and was a mentor for many filmmaking workshops. Her recent film Barbarian Invasion (2021) won the Jury Grand Prix in the Golden Goblet Awards at the Shanghai International Film Festival. 

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