JFKL March 2015

Young Filmmaker Exchange

Lim Kah Wai

Lim Kah Wai

Tetsuya Mariko

Tetsuya Mariko

Two young directors who’ve both worked abroad will visit Kuala Lumpur to present fi lm screenings and talks. Lim Kah Wai is a Malaysian fi lmmaker who has found success in China and Japan, while his Japanese counterpart Tetsuya Mariko shot “FUN FAIR”, a portion of a three-part transnational omnibus movie, entirely in Malaysia.

A graduate of Osaka University and Beijing Film Academy, Kah Wai has made and produced several short fi lms while in China and worked as production coordinator or assistant director in Japan-China co-productions since 2004. He made his feature fi lm debut in 2010 with “After All These Years”, which was offi cially screened at international fi lm festivals in Hong Kong and Osaka. In 2011, he was honoured with the Audience Award and Technical Contribution Award by Cineastes Organization Osaka for “New World”. Two years later, the South Taiwan Film Festival organised a retrospective of his shorts and features.

Tetsuya Mariko on the other hand is an emerging name in the international circuit. He shot to fame in 2003 with short fi lm “Far East Apartment”, which was invited to 13 fi lm festivals and took home awards at seven of them. The following year, “Mariko’s 30 Pirates” won awards at 9 fi lm festivals and helped him retain the Grand Prix in Yubari. Since his graduation from the Tokyo University of the Arts, he has focused exclusively on feature fi lms, all of which have continued to nab accolades and fi lm festival invitations across the world.

Date: Mid-March Please refer to jfkl.org.my for updates on this event.

You can contact the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur for more information.
Phone : 03-2284 6228
E-mail : jpcc@jfkl.org.my
Website : http://www.jfkl.org.my

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
18th Floor, Northpoint, Block B, Mid-Valley City, No.1, Medan Syed Putra, 59200 KL Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm