2018 SAFF PROJECT MARKET SELECTION PANEL

The Projects that meet the submission criteria and guideline will be assessed by our esteemed selection panel which consists of international film industry experts.


Gin Kai
CHAN GIN KAI

Executive Producer - Silver Media Group / Chairman – Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)

Gin Kai founded Silver Media Group to explore new frontiers in media content creation, specializing in executive producing and media financing. He currently runs one of Asia’s few privately managed media investment funds that finances film and TV content for international audiences. The company believes in social responsibility, using the power of media to inspire a better world. Gin Kai co-founded the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), an alliance that seeks to unify film producers from around the region to stimulate exchange of skills and collaborations. As one of the region’s few film financing experts, Gin Kai has been invited to speak at various industry conferences, and educational and financial institutions about this alternative investment sector.

JEAN
JEAN-BAPTISTE BABIN

Co-Founder – Backup Media Group/ COO – Millimages

Jean-Baptiste Babin co-founded Backup Media Group in 2002 as a leading European film and TV series financing one-stop shop. Backup has financed the development and production of 600+ films and TV series incluidng : Habemus Papam by Nanni Moretti, Still Alice by Richard Glazer and Wash Westmoreland, Submergence by Wim Wenders, Gilrs of the Sun (2018 Cannes Official Competition), Donnybrook by Tim Sutton (2018 TIFF Platform) . Since January 2018 Babin acts as COO for Millimages, a fully-fledged animation studio behind successes like Molang, Pirata & Capitano and Louie Builds.

Kristina
KRISTINA TRAPP

CEO - European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE)

Kristina Trapp has worked in the film industry in Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg since 1999 – amongst others at the German regional film fund MFG-Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, as free-lance producer for ARTE, heading the Film Commission Strasbourg and with the European training programme Masterclass Ludwigsburg / Paris. She joined EAVE in 2004 as Programme Manager. In 2007, she became Deputy Chief Executive and was appointed Chief Executive in 2009. Kristina has been closely working with several European festivals and production companies in her career. She has been matchmaker at the Berlinale Co-Production Market for the last few years. She is member of the documentary commission of the French regional fund Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and member of the European Film Academy.

MIKE
MIKE HOSTENCH

Deputy Director - Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

Born and based in Barcelona, spent his early childhood in South Carolina (US), and has lived and worked in London, UK, during the 1990’s. His career has always been connected to the film industry. First in retail and distribution, working for companies such as Virgin, and his own: Gorgon Video.
Since 2002 Hostench combines his position as Deputy Director of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia with scriptwriting, and film production and distribution. He is has also been script analyst for several production/distribution companies, and participates in many film project labs and coproduction markets as a consultant and advisor. Mike Hostench has written several long-feature scripts, 3 of them with theatrical, home-video and digital distribution worldwide.
Mike Hostench has also written four books on Asian and horror films, several chapters in collective books on film, and consistently contributes to movie magazines, websites. Hostench also has written more than 30 booklets for DVD and Bluray collector’s editions of prestigious labels in America and Catalonia.

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