ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL BOARD MEMBERS

 

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

AL RUDDY, Oscar-Winning Producer

AMARSAIKHAN “AMRAA” BALJINNYAMYN,  Actor/Producer (Mongolia)

AMIN MAALOUF, French/Lebanese Best-Selling Author, Member of the Academie Française- one of the 40 immortals

AMY TAN, Author of The Joy Luck Club

ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, Former Mayor of Los Angeles.

BOBBY MORESCO, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter & Director

DAVID HENRY HWANG, Tony Award-Winning Playwright, Pulitzer Finalist, Screen and TV writer, Co-Founder CAPE

DAVID SEIDLER, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter

FERRIS WEHBE, Community Leader and Co-Founder of the Hollywood Schoolhouse

FRITZ FRIEDMAN, Studio Publicist - 34 years with Sony Studios, Co-founder of CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)

GEORGE OVASHVILI, Filmmaker from the Republic of Georgia, short-listed for the Oscars.

GRACE YOO, Korean Activist and Public Figure

HARRY SHUM Jr., Actor

HON. ROY PAUL, Judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California

HRH PRINCE GHARIOS OF GHASSAN, Filmmaker and Heir of the Ghassanid Dynasty

JANET YANG, Golden Globe & Emmy-Winning Producer and Oscar Nominated Producer

JEAN-MARC VALLEE, Emmy-Winner &Director of Oscar Nominated DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

JOAN CHEN, Award-Winning Actress

KEN LEUNG, Award-Winning Actor

KEVIN JAMES, Director and Chief Liaison, Mayor's Office of Film and Television Production, City of Los Angeles

KIEU CHINH,Actress

LAUREN TOM, Obie-Winning Actress

LISA LU, Award-Winning Actress

LUCY LIU, Screen Actors Guild Award-Winning Actress

MARGARET CHO, Comedienne/Actress/Writer/Producer

MARIO KASSAR, Executive Producer

MING-NA WENScreen Actors Guild Award-Nominated Actress

NAN YINGMusician, First Violinist

PETER BELSITO, International Film Consultant and Producer

RICK MARKOVITZ, President, Weissman/Markovitz Communications

ROSALIND CHAO, Actress

SRILA SINGHPhilanthropist & Arts Mentor

TAMLYN TOMITA, Award Winning Actress

TEDDY ZEE, Producer, Studio Executive 

VIVIAN WU,Actress, Producer, Composer

VLADIMIR MENSHOV, Oscar Winning-Director (Russia)


 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

ADELE LIM, Writers Guild of America Award-Nominated Screenwriter 

ANDRE GUIMOND, Journalist/ HFPA Member

ANDRE MORGAN, Award-Winning Producer

CARLO SILIOTTO, Film Composer, Italy

ELIYAS QURESHI, Actor, Film Producer

GIA NOORTAS, Film Producer/Director

HEATHER RAE, Oscar-Nominated Producer & Actress

THOMAS AUJERO SMALL, Writer and Mayor of Culver City. 

IGOR KOKAREV, Scholar and Expert on Soviet and American Film History

IMRAN KHAN, American/Indian Star

JAKE SEAL, Film Producer

JEFF ANDRICK, Film Executive

JEREMY KAGAN, Emmy-Winning TV and Film Director

KANAT TOREBAY, Film Producer

KEON-SEOP PARK, South Korean Film Producer

LIANNE HUFilm Producer

LULU WANG, Award-Winning Director

MARK SHAW, Film Executive

MEDHA JAISHANKAR, Film and TV Producer

MERAL MELIKA DURAN, European Parliament Political Advisor, WECTAC Foundation Co-Founder & President and West Coast Turkish Chamber of Commerce Executive Director 

MICHELE SUGIHARA, Executive Director of CAPE USA (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)

NICK N. RASLAN, Film Producer

PHILIPPE MARTINEZ, Producer/Director

SERGEI BODROV, Multiple Oscar Nominated Director

STEFAN BRUNNER, Film Producer 

SYDNEY LEVINE, International Film Consultant and Indiewire columnist, SydneysBuzz

TABREZ NOORANI, Director/Producer

THOMAS LIM, Director/Producer/Actor, Singapore

YING YE, Producer & DistributorManaging Director of Easternlight Films (Arclight)

YOKO NARAHACHI, Casting Director/Film Director, Japan