Raymond PHATHANAVIRANGOON (SEAFIC Executive Director)

Raymond is the Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC), a 9-month intensive script lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers. In addition, he produces international co-productions such as BOO Junfeng’s “Apprentice” (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2016) and Pen-ek RATANARUANG’s “Samui Song” (Opening Film, Venice Days 2017) and “Headshot” (Berlin Panorama 2011), as well as the upcoming “Thirteen Lives” by Ron HOWARD (co-producer), among others. He also previously served as international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival as well as Programme Consultant for the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Cannes Critics' Week. Prior to that, he was the Director of Marketing & Special Projects (Acquisitions) for international sales agent Fortissimo Films. He acted as a Reading Committee Member for the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and was an advisory member of the Asian Film Awards (AFA). He was a jury member at festivals such as Berlinale, Sarajevo, Vladivostok, Seattle, Antalya, and others.