2017 Faculty

WANG Xiaoshuai

Director / Japan
KORE-EDA Hirokazu
Dean

Born in Tokyo, Kore-eda Hirokazu graduated from Waseda University and had intended on a career as an author before going into documentary television and later filmmaking. Through the works, he shows his deep consideration about relations among individuals, and family members. One of his recent works about family relations, Like Father, Like Son (2013) won Jury Prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and he once again received international acclaim on his focus and style. Lately, Kore-eda has produced films for young Japanese directors, and expands his role as a modern master. His filmography as director includes Maborosi (1995), After Life (1998), Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), Like Father, Like Son (2013) and Our Little Sister (2015).
SAnthony CHEN

Director / Singapore
BOO Junfeng
Directing Mentor

Singapore native Boo Junfeng studied cinema at home and in Spain and he has been hailed as among Singapore’s brightest directors. He was the first recipient of Lasalle College of the Arts’ valedictorian honor, the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts. His short films won several awards at the Singapore International Film Festival since 2005. His feature debut Sandcastle (2010) was invited to Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival and also to A Window on Asian Cinema at Busan. His second feature Apprentice (2016) was invited to Un Certain Regard at the Cannes as well.
Jerzy ZIELIŃSKI

Cinematographer / Iran
Tooraj MANSOORI
Cinematography Mentor

Tooraj Mansoori began his career as a still photographer for Art & Architecture magazine. After finishing his studies in Northern California and Southern Oregon, he came back to Iran and started working as a cinematographer while teaching young Iranian filmmakers. Over three decades, Tooraj completed more than 60 feature films, two historical TV series, and various documentaries either as a cinematographer, director or producer. His numerous credits include Hamoon (1990) directed by Darush Mehrjui, which won the Award for the Best Cinematography at 8th Fajir Film Festival. He is best known for his cinematography work on The Song of Sparrows (2008) and Bench Cinema (2017). Currently he is the president of the Iranian Society of Cinematographers founded in 1989.