To have an annual South East Asian workshop based in Malaysia, in relation to ASEAN ROK - FLY Project, SEAscreen Makassar, Asian Film Academy, Southeast Asian Film Lab and Berlinale Talent.

As such, in the near future, with strong collaborations and networking among film workshops, emerging filmmakers from Malaysia would gain unique opportunity to access the training ground of the film industry at region and global level.

Two of the participants will be selected from Next New Wave to represent Malaysia at the ASEAN FLY ROK project yearly.




Aditya Assarat is a film director and producer. In 2006 he started the company Pop Pictures to produce his debut feature Wonderful Town. It won the New Currents Award at Pusan and the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. In 2010, he directed his second feature Hi-So which screened at Berlin and Busan. In addition to his own films, Aditya also produced Eternity, the debut feature of Sivaroj Kongsakul, which won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam in 2011 and 36, the debut feature of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, which won the New Currents Award at Busan in 2012. In 2013, he was invited to be the directing mentor of the Asian Film Academy (AFA). Finally, Aditya was the recipient of the National Silpatorn Award, given biennially to an individual for contribution to Thai Cinema.


Nandita is the CEO and co-founder of independent production company, Apparat, which was set up in 2009, together with film director Dain Iskandar Said. She produced and co-wrote Apparat’s first production, a 47min documentary, ‘Fish Listeners of Setiu Lagoon’s’ that won Best Cinematography at the Malaysian Documentary Festival 2011. It has also been picked up by broadcasters in France, Italy and Korea.

Nandita produced Apparat’s first narrative feature, ‘Bunohan’ (2011) which had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was pre-sold to Universal Pictures for a slew of international territories, including the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

She is currently overseeing the post-production of Apparat’s 2nd feature film, Interchange, while spearheading the development of several feature and documentary films.


Carlo Mendoza is a multi-awarded Filipino cinematographer. He started his training under Filipino Master Cinematographer Lee Briones in 2005. His notable work includes Jun Robles Lana’s “ Bwakaw” (Philippine entry to the 2012 Academy Awards, in competition at the 2012 New York International Film Festival), “Manila Kingpin: Asiong Salonga Story” and “Rosario” (in competition at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival). He has received fourteen awards for his works from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS), Metro Manila Film Festival, FAP Awards (Film Academy of the Philippines) and the Young Critics Circle. In January 2015, he shot his first international film project with Lao director Xaisongkham Induangchanthy, co-founder of Lao New Wave Cinema.

In 2008 and 2012, Mendoza was invited by AFA to become one of the assistant cinematography instructors. Last November 2014, the Busan Film Commission invited him to be the Cinematography Instructor at FLY2014.


Warren Santiago is a Filipino sound editor and re-recording mixer who finds articles by Walter Murch and Randy Thom, along with films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Conversations as his film schools.

Santiago honed his feature film experiences working at Bigfoot Entertainment, then as a sound designer at Technicolor Creative Services and currently attached to Kantana Sound Studio. Some of his personal booth camps and highlights are - Rosario, You Me and Captain Longbridge, Within, Sawasdee Bangkok, HERE, Sandcastle, Tatsumi, Nasi Lemak 2.0, Yak: The Giant King, Trafficker, and Barber’s Tales.

He was one of the speakers at “Movie Production for Digital Migration” workshop held in Manila in 2013, where he shared his work process and workflows in postproduction sound.




Lee Chatametikool is an award-winning editor and filmmaker. After studying in the United States, he returned to Bangkok in 2001 for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first feature, Blissfully Yours, marking the start of a decade of fruitful collaboration with Thailand’s new generation of filmmakers. While collaborating closely with prominent independent Thai directors – he has worked with Apichatpong on four of his films – he has also worked on commercial projects, including the hit Thai horror flick, Shutter (2004). He was twice awarded Best Editor at the Asian Film Awards, for Syndromes and a Century and Karaoke. The Bangkok Film Critic’s Assembly also named him Best Editor in 2008 for Wonderful Town. He took a break from editing to direct his debut feature film, Concrete Clouds, which premiered in Busan and was screened in competition at Rotterdam, Taipei, Shanghai and Edinburgh. Most recently, Concrete Clouds swept the Thai ‘Oscars’ with big wins for Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress.

In 2002, Lee founded his own post-production company, Houdini Studio, which he expanded into a full-service digital laboratory, White Light Post, in 2010, to do color grading and finshing for Thai and regional feature films.