DR WILFRED WONG
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Currently President and Executive Director of Sands China Ltd., Dr Wong previously served as Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service, Deputy Director General of Industry of the Hong Kong Government and Chairman of Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service. He is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Film Development Council; Chairman of Hong Kong Arts Development Council Chairman of Asian Film Awards Academy; Chairman of Hong Kong International Film Festival Society; Chairman of Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration; Chairman Emeritus of Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation; Chairman Emeritus of the Pacific Basin Economic Council; and Committee Member of the 9th National Congress of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. He was awarded the Silver and Gold Bauhinia Star awards in 2007 and 2015 respectively.
MR HIROYASU ANDO
Tokyo International Film Festival
Ando Hiroyasu was born in 1944. After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1970, he entered Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After serving as a diplomat in the US, the Philippines and the UK, he served as the Private Secretary for the Prime Minister, the Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of Japan in the US, the Director-General in charge of Middle East and African Affairs, the Ambassador of the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Ambassador to Italy. As President of the Japan Foundation from October 2011 to September 2020, Ando's focus has been on international cultural exchange. In 2019, he was appointed as Chairman of the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival.
MR LEE YOUNG-KWAN
Busan International Film Festival
Lee Yong-kwan majored in Film Studies at the Chung-Ang University. Serving as a professor, Lee consecutively filled various film-related academic posts at the Chung-Ang University and the Central Academy of Drama in China. In addition, he served as festival director of the Seoul Short Film Festival and chairman of the Seoul International Youth Film Festival and the Cinematheque Busan. He is one of the key founding members of Busan International Film Festival, and was the head programmer from the beginning of the festival. After 5 years as the co-festival director of the Busan International Film Festival with Kim Dong-ho, Lee became the
sole festival director of the Busan International Film Festival in 2010. In 2012, he was appointed to the Dean of the Im Kwon Taek College of Film and Media Arts at Dongseo University.
LEE Yong-kwan received much acclaim from the film industry per his achievements and efforts in the cultural development in South Korea. He was the moderator of TV movie programs and published a quarterly film magazine, Film Language, for 10 years. In addition, he is the author of various books about international and local film industry.
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MR KAZUTAKA WATANABE
Born in Fukui, Japan in 1986. After graduating from Law department at Keio University, he started working in various positions in the film industry; distribution, talent agency, film festivals, and others. In 2014, he established E.x.N K.K., a company that performs a range of tasks of production and domestic distribution. His latest produce work is Japan-Vietnam co-production feature “Along the Sea” premiered in San Sebastian International Film Festival, which received 2 international and 3 domestic awards such as Kaneto Shindo award juried by active producers in Japan. He also has been a coordinator for “Yamagata Rough Cut!” at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival since 2017.
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MS MIKA TAKAGI
Media and Content Industry Division,
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
DR HELEN CHAN
Director of Salon Media Lab