Featured Filmmakers

by Andrew September 06, 2012

Every month, we seek out interesting filmmakers from the Asia Pacific to inspire our community. Collected here is a list of all the creative individuals we've previously interviewed. If there's someone who you think should be featured by us, write to us today!

Featured Filmmaker: Yang Chuan Ju

Featured Filmmaker: Yang Chuan Ju

by yerry last modified November 03, 2014

Yang Chuan Ju co-founded Civilmedia@Taiwan, an independent media outlet focused on documenting social movements in the country.

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Featured Filmmaker: Yusfik

Featured Filmmaker: Yusfik

by yerry last modified June 12, 2014

We interview Yusfik, producer of 'Bekasi Begerak', a film on the Indonesian workers resistance movement.

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Featured Filmmaker: FFD & Alia Damaihati

Featured Filmmaker: FFD & Alia Damaihati

by yerry last modified April 16, 2014

We talk to Alia Damaihati, board member of Film Festival Dokumenter (FFD) about their experiences and challenges.

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Featured Filmmaker: Chairun Nissa

Featured Filmmaker: Chairun Nissa

by yerry last modified March 19, 2014

Chairun Nissa speaks to us on being a woman and a filmmaker.

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Featured Filmmaker: Al Mundir

Featured Filmmaker: Al Mundir

by yerry last modified February 04, 2014

An interview with Al Mundir, a migrant activist in Malaysia and participant of our Crossroads project.

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Featured Filmmaker: Charlie Hill-Smith

Featured Filmmaker: Charlie Hill-Smith

by yerry last modified December 18, 2013

Frengky Making from Papuan Voices chats with Charlie Hill-Smith, producer of 'Strange Birds of Paradise', a new film on the story of West Papua.

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Featured Filmmaker: Fluxcup

Featured Filmmaker: Fluxcup

by EM News last modified November 06, 2013

This month, our guest editors Azizah Hanum and Arief 'Kutil' Permana interviewed Ucup, a video artist from Bandung (West Java) who is known for his video parodies. Hanum met up with Ucup at a video slam at Common Room.

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Featured Filmmaker: Ozair Rao

Featured Filmmaker: Ozair Rao

by Seelan Palay last modified August 12, 2013

This month we are featuring Ozair Rao, a filmmaker from Pakistan who has combined his passion for travel and filmmaking into a mission to inspire change.

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Featured Filmmaker: JL Burgos

Featured Filmmaker: JL Burgos

by yerry last modified July 11, 2013

JL Burgos shares with us his journey, process, and views as a video activist from the Philippines.

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Featured Filmmaker: Arvind Raj

Featured Filmmaker: Arvind Raj

by yerry last modified May 15, 2013

We interview Arvind Raj, a video journalist working with Free Malaysia Today, one of the country's most popular independent online news portals.

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Featured Filmmaker: Adithio Noviello

Featured Filmmaker: Adithio Noviello

by Enrico Aditjondro last modified April 26, 2013

This month we chat with London-based filmmaker/photographer Adithio, who is in Indonesia to work and play hard.

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Featured Filmmaker: Ho Choon Hiong

Featured Filmmaker: Ho Choon Hiong

by yerry last modified April 11, 2013

We interview Ho Choon Hiong, a filmmaker from Singapore who has braved the country's restrictive media laws to present the other side of its story.

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Featured Filmmaker: Shafie Dris

Featured Filmmaker: Shafie Dris

by yerry last modified March 08, 2013

EngageMedia interviews Shafie Dris, an activist and filmmaker who is at the forefront of the indigenous (Orang Asli) rights movement in Malaysia.

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Featured Filmmaker: King Catoy

Featured Filmmaker: King Catoy

by Seelan Palay last modified January 24, 2013

King Catoy is a prolific and award-winning human rights filmmaker from the Philippines. He was one of the founding members of Southern Tagalog Exposure, an independent multimedia collective, and later the Executive Director of Mayday Multimedia. He was also the cinematographer and editor of various documentaries tackling the issues of migrants and the urban poor, and is currently part of the video program of PinoyMedia Center. We present to you an interesting insight into his journey and experiences.

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Featured Filmmaker: Cyntia Warwe (Papuan Voices)

Featured Filmmaker: Cyntia Warwe (Papuan Voices)

by yerry last modified November 08, 2012

Cyntia is one of Papuan Voices filmmakers based in Jayapura. While she spends most of her time facilitating indegenous Papuan women traders, she still manages to make some videos to help achieve her goals.

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Featured Filmmaker: Mark Taylor

Featured Filmmaker: Mark Taylor

by yerry last modified October 10, 2012

Mark Taylor is a filmmaker based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked in East Timor, Indonesia and Latin America. He works as a media educator for CuriousWorks, a Sydney based non-profit organisation that assists communities to tell their stories using accessible digital technologies.

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Featured Filmmaker: Mahamasabree Jehloh

Featured Filmmaker: Mahamasabree Jehloh

by yerry last modified August 14, 2012

Mahamasabree Jehloh is a video-activist using independent media to cover the violence and human rights violations from inside the conflict zone of Patani, in Southern Thailand.

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Featured Filmmaker: Sathis Kumar Krishnan

Featured Filmmaker: Sathis Kumar Krishnan

by yerry last modified July 24, 2012

Meet Sathis Kumar Krishnan from Penang, Malaysia. With his friends, he joined the Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY) and has been an active citizen journalist for the past two years. He has produced over 140 videos, and has won the best video award from CJMY for two consecutive years.

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Featured Filmmaker: Nova Ruth

Featured Filmmaker: Nova Ruth

by Marni last modified July 13, 2012

Nova Ruth is a vocalist, activist, designer and entrepreneur who is committed to bringing Indonesian culture to a global audience. Together with collaborator Grey Filastine, Nova created a contemporary rendition of the Indonesian song Gendjer Gendjer. Here we talk to her about the song’s controversial history and what motivated her to give the tune new life.

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Featured Filmmaker: Kiki Febriyanti

Featured Filmmaker: Kiki Febriyanti

by yerry last modified May 08, 2012

Kiki Febriyanti is a freelance videomaker. Her most recent video 'Yup, It's My Body' is about the body image issues faced by young women. It's an official selection at the IAWRT 8th Asian Women's Film Festival 2012 in New Delhi, India. During her travels, Kiki regularly interviews other female filmmakers and she's planning to make a feature film on the topic.

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