SAFF Project Market 2019 presented new selection panel

The Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market 2019, on the platform of ScreenSingapore, announced the line-up of this year’s selection panel.

Carlene Tan, senior manager, animation development at The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia); Anderson Le, co-director of programming, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) | programmer, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival | programming consultant, Far East Film Festival; and Marie Roselle Y. Monteverde, executive vice president on Regal Entertainment, Inc.

Justin Deimen, executive director of the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), which co-organises the SAFF Project Market, said: 'We are excited to welcome our panellists this year and they each represent a uniquely qualified eye towards identifying the best projects and filmmakers from around the region. This builds on the confidence from financiers and audiences in recognising the role of SAAVA and the contribution of the SAFF Project Market towards enhancing the infrastructure of the Southeast Asian content industry in bringing together financing, distribution, and co-productions'.

Since its launch in 2015, the SAFF Project Market has become a key regional platform for established and upcoming content creators to come together and present their projects to the international marketplace. 'With approximately half of the projects coming through its ranks having been produced, in production, or acquiring financing, the SAFF Project Market has proven to be the region’s most effective film financing platform for filmmakers working in Southeast Asia', added Deimen.

ScreenSingapore takes place from 4 to 6 December 2019, and is a part of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF). For more information, please visit www.asiatvforum.com