The dynamic presentation judges are:

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Mr Kannan Vijayakumar
Chief Judge, Dynamic Competition Judging Panel
Lecturer, Temasek Polytechnic and Filmmaker

Kannan Vijayakumar is an IMDA Film Scholar who has directed, written and creative produced several Mediacorp Vasantham Dramas, award winning short films, music videos and commercials for the past 11 years. He has also directed music videos for popular, homegrown international artistes like Shabir, Satthia and Suthasini which garnered millions of views on YouTube. Notably, he spearheaded THIRAI, a Tamil short film festival featuring young directors from Singapore, Malaysia and India in 2014 and 2016. Most recently in 2022, he wrote and directed a psychological thriller short film, Pause for Viddsee’s ‘Scene City (Season 5)’ anthology. Besides being a screenwriter and director, Kannan was also a former project manager at Singapore Film Commission (IMDA) and currently a lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic for the Digital Film & Television (DFT) course.

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Mr Kenneth Tan
Chairman, Singapore Film Society

Kenneth is one of Asia’s most proven media industry chiefs, having held key positions in Infocomm Media Authority, Golden Village Multiplex Pte Ltd and Mediacorp Pte Ltd. A C-suite leader in both business and government with over thirty years' experience, he has an outstanding track record in leading multi-cultural organisations, managing multiple stakeholders for economic as well as social results. A gifted bilingual orator, Kenneth has participated in numerous keynote presentations and conference panel moderation sessions in 14 countries across three continents.


Mr Kenny Tan
Executive Producer, Head of Studios, Viddsee

Award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Kenny Tan is the Executive Producer of Viddsee Studios. He has over a decade of experience in the media industry, having directed and produced content across multiple platforms and media. His past achievements include producing the world’s first patented GPS Film system, and working on a collaboration between UCLA and Nokia Hollywood to create a series of non-linear mobile films in Los Angeles, California. His fascination with technology, filmmaking and short films led him to join Viddsee Studios in 2017, a role in which he oversees the production of Viddsee Originals across the Southeast Asian region, as well as branded short films for clients such as Unilever and the Singapore Tourism Board.

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Mr Sanif Olek
Executive Producer, reeljuice

Sanif Olek is an award-winning Singapore-based film writer and director since 1997, with a portfolio that ranges from independent films to current affairs. His filmography includes films, highly-rated television programmes, strategized messages for corporate organisations and commissioned works for statutory boards and museums. He is accomplished in diverse television genres especially narrative drama and documentaries. He generates conversations with authentic Singaporean stories that study identities and highlight the ironies inherent in the human condition. His debut independent feature, SAYANG DISAYANG, was Singapore’s official entry to the 2015 Oscars® (Best Foreign Language Film). Away from telling stories, he hits the forest trails to reinvigorate himself among nature.

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Mr Ang Qing Sheng
Lecturer, LASALLE College of the Arts (Puttnam School of Film & Animation) and Filmmaker

Qing Sheng is an artist-educator who teaches at the Puttnam School of Film & Animation, LASALLE College of the Arts. He holds a Masters of Arts in Arts Pedagogy and Practice from Goldsmith-LASALLE and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Digital Animation from Nanyang Technological University. He has made films like "Lak Boh Ki", the world's first Hainanese animated short and "Kua Bo", a Hokkien-animated short film which have won local and international awards. He has published papers in peer-reviewed animation journals and a colouring book with Epigram. He is deeply involved in sustainability and has partnered with City Developments Limited and Jane Goodall Institute Singapore to produce eco-animations. He joins the Urban Sketchers Singapore on the last Saturday of every month to create sketches in watercolour.



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