Davy CHOU is a French-Cambodian filmmaker born in 1983. In 2009, he established a filmmaking workshop in four Phnom Penh schools and founded a collective for young Cambodian filmmakers.
GOLDEN SLUMBERS, a documentary about the birth of Cambodian cinema in the 60’s, was his first feature-length film produced by Vycky Films. It was selected by the Berlinale Forum, the Busan International Film Festival, and more than 40 international festivals. It was released in France by Bodega Films and in the United States by Icarus Films.
His fiction short film CAMBODIA 2099 premiered in Cannes’ Director's Fortnight and won among others the Grand Prize of Curtas Vila do Conde.
His first narrative feature, DIAMOND ISLAND, premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Critic's Week and won the SACD Prize.
Davy Chou is based in Paris, France and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Steve CHEN is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker and architect from Chicago, Illinois. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and worked for internationally recognized designers, and continues to be involved in the architecture field through practice and teaching.
He assisted on a number of feature films, including those of Cannes alum Lee Isaac Chung (art director, ABIGAIL HARM). He served as cinematographer and co-producer on Douglas Seok’s Cambodian drama TURN RIGHT, TURN LEFT, which premiered at Torino Film Festival 2016. His first narrative feature, DREAM LAND, produced by Chen Office, opened the Cineasti del Presente competition section of the 2015 Locarno Film Festival.
Steve Chen is based in Taipei, Taiwan and Southern California.
Kavich NEANG studied music and dance at a young age at Cambodian Living Arts before graduating in professional design from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in 2013.
In 2010, he directed his first short film, A SCALE BOY, as part of a documentary film workshop led by Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh. In 2013, he joined the Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Academy. He has directed three short fictions: THREE WHEELS (2015, premiere: Busan), GOODBYE Phnom Penh (2015, premiere: Asian Film Archive, Singapore), and NEW LAND BROKEN ROAD (2018, premiere: Singapore). He joined Cannes Cinéfondation's Residency in 2017-18. His 2019 documentary, LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING, won the NETPAC Award at IFF-Rotterdam, the Special Jury Prize at Jeonju-IFF, Best Image at Janela do Recife, and two awards at Tokyo FilmEx. His debut feature film, WHITE BUILDING, won the Orizzonti award for Best Actor at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Kavich Neang is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
PARK Sungho was born in Seoul, Korea in 1977. He majored in Film Editing at the Cinematography Department at Chung-Ang University.
From 2007-13, he worked full-time for the Busan International Film Festival and served as program coordinator for Asian cinema and manager for the Asian Film Academy. In addition, he attended and worked for various film festivals as a buyer, programmer, juror and advisor. Having traveled to 39 countries, Park settled in Cambodia in 2013.
Park is currently a programmer for Cambodia International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, and is working to promote Cambodian and Southeast Asian cinema globally.
Park Sungho is based in Busan, South Korea and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.