mentors 2016-2017

  Matthieu Darras  (Italy/France) SEAFIC Reading Committee   TorinoFilmLab’s Artistic Director Matthieu Darras previously worked as selection committee member for Cannes Critics’ Week and is currently a delegate for San Sebastian Film Festival. He also collaborates with film talent initiatives such as Venice Biennale College and Jerusalem Script Lab.

Matthieu Darras (Italy/France)
SEAFIC Reading Committee

TorinoFilmLab’s Artistic Director Matthieu Darras previously worked as selection committee member for Cannes Critics’ Week and is currently a delegate for San Sebastian Film Festival. He also collaborates with film talent initiatives such as Venice Biennale College and Jerusalem Script Lab.

  Paul Federbush  (USA) SEAFIC Reading Committee   Federbush, the International Director, Feature Film Program at Sundance Institute, was VP of Acquisitions & Co-productions at New Line Cinema before joining Warner Independent Pictures as Senior VP of Production & Acquisitions, where he acquired titles such as SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.

Paul Federbush (USA)
SEAFIC Reading Committee

Federbush, the International Director, Feature Film Program at Sundance Institute, was VP of Acquisitions & Co-productions at New Line Cinema before joining Warner Independent Pictures as Senior VP of Production & Acquisitions, where he acquired titles such as SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.

  Isabelle Glachant  (China/France) SEAFIC Reading Committee  Producer of award-winning Chinese directors such as Wang Xiaoshuai, Lou Ye, Lu Chuan and Wang Bing, Beijing-based Glachant recently branched out into sales and distribution of Asian titles such as SITI (2014, Rotterdam) and SOLO, SOLITUDE (2016, Locarno) with her company Asian Shadows.

Isabelle Glachant (China/France)
SEAFIC Reading Committee

Producer of award-winning Chinese directors such as Wang Xiaoshuai, Lou Ye, Lu Chuan and Wang Bing, Beijing-based Glachant recently branched out into sales and distribution of Asian titles such as SITI (2014, Rotterdam) and SOLO, SOLITUDE (2016, Locarno) with her company Asian Shadows.

  Remi Bonhomme  (France) SEAFIC Script Committee   Programmer Manager at Cannes Critics' Week, Bonhomme is also one of the initiators of the NEXT STEP LAB, a program that supports short filmmakers at Cannes Critics' Week in their aim of making feature films. He also served as Associate Producer on EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY (2009, Toronto).

Remi Bonhomme (France)
SEAFIC Script Committee

Programmer Manager at Cannes Critics' Week, Bonhomme is also one of the initiators of the NEXT STEP LAB, a program that supports short filmmakers at Cannes Critics' Week in their aim of making feature films. He also served as Associate Producer on EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY (2009, Toronto).

  Shozo Ichiyama  (Japan) SEAFIC Script Committee  Program Director at Tokyo Filmex and Co-creator of Talents Tokyo, Ichiyama has produced films such as Jia Zhangke’s PLATFORM (2000) and A TOUCH OF SIN (2013), Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI (1998), Samira Makhmalbaf’s BLACKBOARDS (2000), among many others.

Shozo Ichiyama (Japan)
SEAFIC Script Committee

Program Director at Tokyo Filmex and Co-creator of Talents Tokyo, Ichiyama has produced films such as Jia Zhangke’s PLATFORM (2000) and A TOUCH OF SIN (2013), Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI (1998), Samira Makhmalbaf’s BLACKBOARDS (2000), among many others.

  Pen-ek Ratanaruang  (Thailand) SEAFIC Script Committee  One of the leaders of the Thai New Wave cinema, Ratanaruang has directed eight fiction films, all of which had premiered in Berlin, Cannes and Venice film festivals. Titles include 69 (1999, Berlin), LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (2003, Venice), PLOY (2007, Cannes), HEADSHOT (2011, Berlin).

Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Thailand)
SEAFIC Script Committee

One of the leaders of the Thai New Wave cinema, Ratanaruang has directed eight fiction films, all of which had premiered in Berlin, Cannes and Venice film festivals. Titles include 69 (1999, Berlin), LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (2003, Venice), PLOY (2007, Cannes), HEADSHOT (2011, Berlin).

  Guillaume Mainguet  (France) Head of Produire au Sud / SEAFICxPAS Mentor  Head of Produire au Sud at Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France, Mainguet has coordinated producers’ workshops in Bangkok, Taipei, Durban and other places around the world. He has also directed several short films, including THE GIRL AND THE DOGS (2014, co-dir, Cannes Directors’ Fortnight).

Guillaume Mainguet (France)
Head of Produire au Sud / SEAFICxPAS Mentor

Head of Produire au Sud at Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France, Mainguet has coordinated producers’ workshops in Bangkok, Taipei, Durban and other places around the world. He has also directed several short films, including THE GIRL AND THE DOGS (2014, co-dir, Cannes Directors’ Fortnight).

  Denis Vaslin  (Netherlands/France) SEAFICxPAS Mentor  Rotterdam-based producer whose co-productions under Volya Films include Philippines' INDEPENDENCIA (2009, Cannes), Malaysia's MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD (2014, Locarno) and Vietnam's BIG FATHER, SMALL FATHER AND OTHER STORIES (2015, Berlin).

Denis Vaslin (Netherlands/France)
SEAFICxPAS Mentor

Rotterdam-based producer whose co-productions under Volya Films include Philippines' INDEPENDENCIA (2009, Cannes), Malaysia's MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD (2014, Locarno) and Vietnam's BIG FATHER, SMALL FATHER AND OTHER STORIES (2015, Berlin).

  Sophie Bourdon  (France/Switzerland) SEAFICxPAS Mentor  Bourdon was formerly an international sales agent and the chief executive at ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen). Now Head of Locarno's Open Doors lab, her mandate includes workshops, project markets and other initiatives for countries such as Myanmar.

Sophie Bourdon (France/Switzerland)
SEAFICxPAS Mentor

Bourdon was formerly an international sales agent and the chief executive at ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen). Now Head of Locarno's Open Doors lab, her mandate includes workshops, project markets and other initiatives for countries such as Myanmar.

  Anocha Suwichakornpong  (Thailand) SEAFICxPAS Mentor  Director of MUNDANE HISTORY (2009, Rotterdam Tiger winner) and BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK (2016, Locarno), Bangkok-based Suwichakornpong also produces under her Electric Eel Film banner Josh Kim's HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) (2015, Berlin).

Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand)
SEAFICxPAS Mentor

Director of MUNDANE HISTORY (2009, Rotterdam Tiger winner) and BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK (2016, Locarno), Bangkok-based Suwichakornpong also produces under her Electric Eel Film banner Josh Kim's HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) (2015, Berlin).