About The Speaker
Roger Garcia — Chairman
Roger Garcia has worked extensively in the film festival space in in Asia, Europe and US. He was director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival in the late 1970s, and later returned as executive director of the Film Festival and Asian Film Awards Academy from 2010 to 2018. He is currently artistic consultant to the Hainan Island International Film Festival, and advisor to festivals in Italy, UK and Canada. As a producer, he has worked on box-office hit studio movies in Hollywood and independent films in Asia, and pioneered experimental cinema in Hong Kong in the 1980s. His writings on cinema have been published by British Film Institute, Cahiers du Cinema, Film Comment and Variety among others.