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Anurag Kashyap, Anthony Chen and Ho Yuhang to serve as Mylab’s directorial mentors at Busan Film Festival

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will serve as a directing mentor along with fellow filmmakers Anthony Chen, Ifa Isfansyah, Joko Anwar and Ho Yuhang for the ongoing Malaysian Development Lab for Fiction Feature Films (mylab) initiative at the Busan International Film Festival.

The director mentors will work with mylab filmmakers and participate in conversations and exchanges about filmmaking and directing, reports Variety.

An incubator program for screenwriters, directors and producers to work on the development of screenplays and film projects under the guidance of conferences and under the guidance of regional and international experts in screenwriting, directing, production, distribution, markets and festivals, mylab focuses on projects at an early stage of development, with a team of writers, directors and/or producers attached, aimed at a regional or international audience.

According to Variety, the program is supported by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS). Other partners include the Singapore Film Commission, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Taiwan Content and Creative Agency and the Korean Film Council. Liza Dino, former president of the FDCP, acts as an industry mentor to help young producers navigate the film industry.

Variety further reports that mylab highlights in Busan include sessions on pitching, producing, editing, sound design, and financing. There will also be a case study on He Shuming’s Singapore-Korea co-production “Ajoomma”, produced by Chen, which is in New Currents competition in Busan and is Singapore’s entry for the Oscars.

mylab screenwriting mentors include Françoise von Roy (Germany), Samantha Horley (UK), Monster Jiminez (Philippines) and Marten Rabarts (New Zealand), while Raymond Phathanavirangoon (Thailand), Roshanak Behest Nedjad (Germany) , Marie Dubas (France), Meiske Taurisia (Indonesia), Bradley Liew (Malaysia/Philippines) and Stefano Centini (Italy/Taiwan) serve as group leaders.