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Shaina Magdayao joins film fest jury in New York

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The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) has announced that Shaina Magdayao will join its “Uncaged” jury for 2024.

Representing the Philippines, Magdayao will be joined by other figures from the film industry, including Vietnamese-American filmmaker Tony Bui, Thai actor Chanon ‘Nonkul’ Santinatornkul, Screenworks Asia producer Shao-yi Chen, Golden Scene sales & acquisitions manager Felix Tsang, and Criterion Channel programming head Aliza Ma.

“This eclectic UNCAGED jury promises unique perspectives and impassioned cinephilia — the perfect cohort of gate breakers of cool to spotlight NYAFF’s brave outliers and unsung visionaries, and anoint the year’s biggest discoveries,” the festival said in its social media post announcing the jury members.

Magdayao expressed gratitude for the festival’s invitation in the post’s comments.

“It is definitely an honor to be part of this year’s jury. Thank you for having the Philippines, @newyorkasianfilmfestival,” she said.

The NYAFF aims to celebrate Asian cinema by showcasing groundbreaking films and introducing a new generation of filmmakers, while promoting greater Asian representation.

The 23rd New York Asian Film Festival will feature over 90 new and classic films from China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, taking place from July 12 to 28.

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