ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL BOARD MEMBERS

 

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

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

PETER BELSITO, International Film Consultant and Producer

JOAN CHEN, Award-Winning Actress

ROSALIND CHAO, Actress

KIEU CHINH,Actress

MARGARET CHO, Comedienne/Actress/Writer/Producer

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

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

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

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

MARIO KASSAR, Executive Producer

KEN LEUNG, Award-Winning Actor

LUCY LIU, Screen Actors Guild Award-Winning Actress

LISA LU, Award-Winning Actress

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

RICK MARKOVITZ, President, Weissman/Markovitz Communications

VLADIMIR MENSHOV, Oscar Winning-Director (Russia)

BOBBY MORESCO, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter & Director

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

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

AL RUDDY, Oscar-Winning Producer

HARRY SHUM Jr., Actor

SRILA SINGHPhilanthropist & Arts Mentor

DAVID SEIDLER, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter

AMY TAN, Author of The Joy Luck Club

LAUREN TOM, Obie-Winning Actress

TAMLYN TOMITA, Award Winning Actress

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

ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, Former Mayor of Los Angeles.

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

MING-NA WENScreen Actors Guild Award-Nominated Actress

VIVIAN WU,Actress, Producer, Composer

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

NAN YINGMusician, First Violinist

GRACE YOO, Korean Activist and Public Figure

TEDDY ZEE, Producer, Studio Executive 


 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

JEFF ANDRICK, Film Executive

SERGEI BODROVMultiple Oscar Nominated Director

STEFAN BRUNNER, Film Producer 

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

ANDRE GUIMOND, Journalist/ HFPA Member

LIANNE HUFilm Producer

MEDHA JAISHANKAR, Film and TV Producer

JEREMY KAGAN, Emmy-Winning TV and Film Director

IMRAN KHAN, American/Indian Star

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

SYDNEY LEVINE, International Film Consultant and Indiewire columnist, SydneysBuzz

ADELE LIM, Writers Guild of America Award-Nominated Screenwriter 

PHILIPPE MARTINEZ, Producer/Director

ANDRE MORGAN, Award-Winning Producer

YOKO NARAHACHI, Casting Director/Film Director, Japan

TABREZ NOORANI, Director/Producer

THOMAS LIM, Director/Producer/Actor, Singapore

KEON-SEOP PARK, South Korean Film Producer

ELIYAS QURESHI, Actor, Film Producer

NICK N. RASLAN, Film Producer

HEATHER RAE, Oscar-Nominated Producer & Actress

JAKE SEAL, Film Producer

MARK SHAW, Film Executive

CARLO SILIOTTO, Film Composer, Italy

Honorable THOMAS AUJERO SMALL, Writer and Mayor of Culver City. 

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

LULU WANG, Award-Winning Director

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